Do law schools even see your actual transcript?

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Kimikho
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Do law schools even see your actual transcript?

Postby Kimikho » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:01 pm

Been curious about this awhile.

I'm talking about my actual transcript, the one that lists my classes and grades. I know they get the LSAC report, but that doesn't list the classes/individual grades, etc.

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Re: Do law schools even see your actual transcript?

Postby Mojosodope » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:08 pm

yes they do

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KingJamesLBJ
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Re: Do law schools even see your actual transcript?

Postby KingJamesLBJ » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:54 pm

yes. There was a conference with harvard penn nyu etc and they talked about how they look at your last years grades to see that you didnt just take all intro or easy classes to boost your gpa.

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Re: Do law schools even see your actual transcript?

Postby hiltopp01 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:19 am

KingJamesLBJ wrote:yes. There was a conference with harvard penn nyu etc and they talked about how they look at your last years grades to see that you didnt just take all intro or easy classes to boost your gpa.


This goes against common TLS wisdom and what I've been doing for the past 2 years. Is there any validity to this?

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Re: Do law schools even see your actual transcript?

Postby blackbirdfly » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:46 am

hiltopp01 wrote:
KingJamesLBJ wrote:yes. There was a conference with harvard penn nyu etc and they talked about how they look at your last years grades to see that you didnt just take all intro or easy classes to boost your gpa.


This goes against common TLS wisdom and what I've been doing for the past 2 years. Is there any validity to this?


I've heard at least 2 T-14 adcoms mention this cycle FWIW

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Re: Do law schools even see your actual transcript?

Postby BillsFan9907 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:26 am

Curious here too.
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Re: Do law schools even see your actual transcript?

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:06 am

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Re: Do law schools even see your actual transcript?

Postby BillsFan9907 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:09 am

OK thanks!!
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Re: Do law schools even see your actual transcript?

Postby KingJamesLBJ » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:31 pm

hiltopp01 wrote:
KingJamesLBJ wrote:yes. There was a conference with harvard penn nyu etc and they talked about how they look at your last years grades to see that you didnt just take all intro or easy classes to boost your gpa.


This goes against common TLS wisdom and what I've been doing for the past 2 years. Is there any validity to this?


ummm yes i told you there was a conference with the top schools, and it came out of the adcoms mouths. PM if you want the link. i dont have time to watch it again and find exactly where or which one said it, but i do remember them shaking their head in agreement with the speaker.

Just looked back at it. University of Virginia, Harvard University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania were involved. Anne Richard, Senior Assistant Dean for Admissions, University of Virginia School of Law Jessica Soban, Assistant Dean & Chief Admissions Officer, Harvard University School of Law Ken Kleinrock, Associate Dean for Admissions, New York University School of Law Randi Garnick, Director of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania School of Law.




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