167 / 4.10 application advice

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infimumsupremum
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167 / 4.10 application advice

Postby infimumsupremum » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:21 pm

Hi!

I took June lsat and got 167.
Its pretty disappointing since my preptest average(PT 61~68) was 172.

I'm a senior at UC berkeley(econ and applied math) and my gpa is 4.10.

Could you tell me what are my chances at top 14 law schools?

Thank you!!

F.Y.I
While I completed requirements for econ honor graduation,
I still need to take 3 more upper math courses to graduate also
with math major degree.
Im quite certain that taking these 3 courses will lower my GPA.
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t-14orbust
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Re: 167 / 4.10 application advices

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:24 pm

Retake!!! Don't waste your GPA on that score bro.

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TaipeiMort
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Re: 167 / 4.10 application advices

Postby TaipeiMort » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:29 pm

I would finish the math degree. It will look better to employers than the econ degree and shouldn't hurt you in applications as long as you don't go under a 4.0.

Retake the LSAT is your only answer. I'm guessing your 167 is likely a minus 8 or so on Reading comprehension, a minus 5 on LR. You are a nonnative English speaker, but can improve your LSAT abilities through more practice with real tests. I have friends who struggle with English and have still gotten good enough LSAT scores to get into top-6 schools.

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Re: 167 / 4.10 application advices

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:35 pm

Retake. Finish the math major. Apply fall 2014, not this year. Don't be a fool and you'll have a great cycle.

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Re: 167 / 4.10 application advice

Postby 2013applicant » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:38 pm

Cop bulge bracket IB gig or drill case studies like nuts and cop MBB, work 2-3 years, cop M7 business school, cop objectively superior life.

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Re: 167 / 4.10 application advice

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:39 pm

infimumsupremum wrote:Hi!

I took June lsat and got 167.
Its pretty disappointing since my preptest average(PT 61~68) was 172.

I'm a senior at UC berkeley(econ and applied math) and my gpa is 4.10.

Could you tell me what are my chances at top 14 law schools?

Thank you!!

F.Y.I
I completed requirements for econ honor graduation,
and I need to take 3 more upper math courses to graduate also
with math major degree.
Im quite certain that taking these 3 courses will lower my GPA.


You absolutely need to retake, especially given that you were PTing in the low 170s. In the meantime, play around with mylsn.info to see which schools have the best chance of accepting you with your current / future numbers.

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Vexed
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Re: 167 / 4.10 application advice

Postby Vexed » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:58 pm

sweet baby jesus, why aren't you prepping for an October retake right now?

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Re: 167 / 4.10 application advice

Postby Ti Malice » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:16 pm

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Clearly
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Re: 167 / 4.10 application advice

Postby Clearly » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:23 pm

You are the IDEAL retake candidate. With that GPA a solid retake puts any school you want in reach. Please for the love of god don't go to berkely or duke now, instead of stanford or harvard at the same cost next year.

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Re: 167 / 4.10 application advice

Postby californiauser » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:41 pm

Go into finance.

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heythatslife
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Re: 167 / 4.10 application advice

Postby heythatslife » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:54 am

If you retake and get anything over 172, you're pretty much a lock at H.

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Re: 167 / 4.10 application advice

Postby JJ123 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:11 am

californiauser wrote:Go into finance.


Yeah.




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