Importance of UGPA/LSAT to transfer?

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fingersxd
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Importance of UGPA/LSAT to transfer?

Postby fingersxd » Tue May 17, 2011 11:29 pm

Ok, so obviously your first year grades are the #1 priority for transferring and personal statement, LOR's, etc. are of course important.

That said, just how important is your UGPA and/or LSAT score?

More specifically, if you think you can do better on the LSAT than you originally did (assume hypothetically that there was a reason, smart or otherwise, for not re-taking initially), does it make sense to re-take and bump up your score? Would it matter at all?

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Re: Importance of UGPA/LSAT to transfer?

Postby specialblend35 » Tue May 17, 2011 11:41 pm

ugpa and lsat are not important at all in transferring law schools. retaking the lsat would be a waste of time and money.

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Re: Importance of UGPA/LSAT to transfer?

Postby fingersxd » Wed May 18, 2011 12:01 am

specialblend35 wrote:ugpa and lsat are not important at all in transferring law schools. retaking the lsat would be a waste of time and money.


Thanks. I thought this was the case, but needed confirmation.

More generally, how much better do you need to do for it to be worth re-taking? PM me for #s.

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Re: Importance of UGPA/LSAT to transfer?

Postby specialblend35 » Wed May 18, 2011 12:22 am

fingersxd wrote:
specialblend35 wrote:ugpa and lsat are not important at all in transferring law schools. retaking the lsat would be a waste of time and money.


Thanks. I thought this was the case, but needed confirmation.

More generally, how much better do you need to do for it to be worth re-taking? PM me for #s.


have you already started school?

if so, i don't understand your question given that we've established the uselessness of lsat scores in transferring.

if you haven't, i would suggest directing your question to a sub-forum more suited towards 0L's and LSAT prep/strategy.

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Re: Importance of UGPA/LSAT to transfer?

Postby vanwinkle » Wed May 18, 2011 12:42 am

fingersxd wrote:
specialblend35 wrote:ugpa and lsat are not important at all in transferring law schools. retaking the lsat would be a waste of time and money.


Thanks. I thought this was the case, but needed confirmation.

More generally, how much better do you need to do for it to be worth re-taking? PM me for #s.

Are you a 0L?

EDIT: 0L status confirmed through post history, so, thread lock.

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