cavalier1138 wrote:pleaseberkeley wrote:HonestAdvice wrote:pleaseberkeley wrote:So Law Schools don't care about a low GPA due to working hours, any essays, letters of recommendations from professors, work experience or internships?
Is the general consensus on this board that letters and essays are there for a formalized process, but literally just get a high GPA and LSAT score? Like unless you are applying to Yale, Stanford, or Berkeley (the ones which I have heard actually look beyond numbers) just get as high of an LSAT and GPA possible? Nothing matters but GPA and LSAT correct?
The schools you mentioned are all really GPA focused. It's rare anyone sub-3.8 gets in.
Uhh a 3.8 is higher than the 25th percentile GPA of all of those schools. a 3.8 is higher than Berkeley law's 50th percentile GPA.
Yale's 25th is 3.86, with a median of 3.93. Stanford's is a 3.78 with a 3.89 median. So a 3.8 is barely above Stanford's 25th, and it isn't above Yale's.
I'm not quite sure what your goal is in this thread. Do you want someone to pat you on the head and tell you that your application will be extra-special? That you'll get in through sheer moxie and charm? Because that isn't happening.
Information was the reason. But I am curious to see where you got this idea from please tell...