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Importance of Senior Grades for K-JDs?

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:41 pm
by lawyerdude
Hey guys, I'm currently a college senior and applying to law school in the next cycle. My GPA up to the end of the summer session has been solid, and I'm wondering how important this year's grades are. I figure that law schools will only see up to the the last two summer courses I recently took, and thus I should be able to relax a little senior year. Is this true? Obviously I won't slack off, but I'm currently studying for the October LSATs and would like to know if I can loosen up a little so I don't burn out this semester.

Re: Importance of Senior Grades for K-JDs?

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:43 pm
by LeDique
Pretty close to zero.

ETA: unless they go off a cliff.

Re: Importance of Senior Grades for K-JDs?

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:44 pm
by bobbyh1919
lawyerdude wrote:Hey guys, I'm currently a college senior and applying to law school in the next cycle. My GPA up to the end of the summer session has been solid, and I'm wondering how important this year's grades are. I figure that law schools will only see up to the the last two summer courses I recently took, and thus I should be able to relax a little senior year. Is this true? Obviously I won't slack off, but I'm currently studying for the October LSATs and would like to know if I can loosen up a little so I don't burn out this semester.


Your performance on the LSAT is absolutely far more important than your senior year grades and you should budget your time accordingly.

Re: Importance of Senior Grades for K-JDs?

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:09 pm
by lawyerdude
Thanks. Has anyone heard of anyone admitted to law school who got rescinded?

Re: Importance of Senior Grades for K-JDs?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:29 am
by Rock4321
lawyerdude wrote:Thanks. Has anyone heard of anyone admitted to law school who got rescinded?


I have not. Bear in mind that you may want to send this semester's grades to the law schools you apply at if they haven't already given you a decision by late December or January. However, I wholeheartedly agree that studying for the LSAT should be your main focus right now.