Changing from Pre-med to Pre-law

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student6121
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Changing from Pre-med to Pre-law

Postby student6121 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:49 am

I'm a sophomore currently at UPenn and have realized that my interests are much better suited for law. The problem is I am a pre-med and after three semesters have finally realized that I'm just not suited for the sciences, as I thought I previously once was, my current GPA is terrible because of this. (I have done atrociously in the pre-med/science courses I have taken thus far, but have done far better in "non-premed couses"). I believe if I were to drop pre-med now and were to take all non-science/non-pre-med courses, I could bring my GPA up to a 3.1/3.2 maybe a 3.3. I believe if I were to study diligently, I could also do well on the LSAT as I am a good standardized test taker.

My question is is there any hope of me getting into a top 14 law a school? Does going to UPenn for undergrad give me any sort of boost if I were to apply to UPenn Law? Any advice?

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Re: Changing from Pre-med to Pre-law

Postby rad lulz » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:51 am

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Re: Changing from Pre-med to Pre-law

Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:02 am

Your best hope is UVA ED with a 170 or working for a couple of years and applying to Northwestern. You could possibly get Cornell with a 170 as well I would think.

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Re: Changing from Pre-med to Pre-law

Postby student6121 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:04 am

So UPenn law is out of the question? Being an undergraduate there would give my application no boost at all?

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Re: Changing from Pre-med to Pre-law

Postby thelawyler » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:18 am

I'm going to PM you, but for future people looking at this: you'll be fine if you raise it up to 3.2-3.3 and kill the LSAT; you can get most of the T14 (some even with $$). Penn will be hard with RD, but you can get it with ED if you get 171+.

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Re: Changing from Pre-med to Pre-law

Postby bp shinners » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:18 am

student6121 wrote:Being an undergraduate there would give my application no boost at all?


To answer this question, no, it won't.

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Re: Changing from Pre-med to Pre-law

Postby suralin » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:41 am

thelawyler wrote:I'm going to PM you, but for future people looking at this: you'll be fine if you raise it up to 3.2-3.3 and kill the LSAT; you can get most of the T14 (some even with $$). Penn will be hard with RD, but you can get it with ED if you get 171+.


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