HolySnap wrote:Hey y'all,
I have joined this website in order to give you some insight on how to get into an elite law school with lower than average scores. Just today, I was accepted into the University of Chicago Law School. As we all know, getting into this school is extremely difficult, and the academic credentials needed are astonishing. However, it is NOT impossible to get in with an okay LSAT score. Here are my statistics.
LSDAS GPA: 3.82
LSAT Score 1st time: 152
LSAT Score 2nd time: 162
Yes, I got in with a 162, and here is how: I went to an inner-city school, so I explained how that was to my disadvantage. I did poorly in high school, but worked hard and ended up with a pretty good GPA. Also, I scored a 21 on the ACT, so I explained how standardized test scores may indicate how a group of people will do, but not me specifically (ACT did not show how well I would do in college). Thus, I argued that the LSAT also does not show my true potential much like the ACT. I explained how I studied hard the first time, but was not happy with my 152. Thus, I persevered and raised my score an additional 10 points (which is extremely hard to do). In my personal statement, I explained how I went through a significant transformation that changed me, and given the chance, I could show academia that a number is not enough to define my potential. Finally, of course, I had some great recommendations and applied early. Here is the list of schools that have accepted me so far (none of wait-listed or denied me yet).
University of Chicago, George Washington University, Georgetown.
If you have any questions or want advice, I would be more than happy to help
You are either outright lying or leaving out something extremely important (URM, 1/1000 PS, personalized LOR from Obama, etc). I’m guessing you are a URM and don’t want to admit it because multiple people immediately jumped on you about that. But hey, if I’m wrong about all of the above, you should find my disbelief at your acceptance flattering.