What Lsat score would I need for this school?

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What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby The Avatar » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:47 pm

I'm currently a 4th year student. My cGPA is currently at 3.58, with a 3.8 last 2 years.

This schools median GPA is 3.64 cGPA and median Lsat is 162.

This schools looks at cumulative GPA in its assessment of GPA. What Lsat score range would give me a good/strong chance of admission?

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Re: What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby Ramius » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:55 pm

162..................................................................................ish

use mylsn.info

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Re: What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby anyriotgirl » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:57 pm

you should try to get the best LSAT score that you can get

concentrate on your GPA for the rest of the year, you're really close to breaking 3.6 and can probably do even better than that. once you graduate your GPA is set in stone, but your LSAT isn't.

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Re: What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby McAvoy » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:58 pm

That's not the question you should be asking and that's not the way you should be looking at this situation.

The question you should be asking is: "what LSAT do I need to get a huge scholarship to this school so that it is not a potentially life destroying situation if I attend?" -- because most schools that have 162 LSAT medians have very bad employment statistics, and because you do not want to take on more debt than necessary because you did not put enough effort into your LSAT prep.

The way you should be looking at this situation: "I should put as much effort as possible to get as close to 180 as I can."

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Re: What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby The Avatar » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:00 pm

McAvoy wrote:That's not the question you should be asking and that's not the way you should be looking at this situation.

The question you should be asking is: "what LSAT do I need to get a huge scholarship to this school so that it is not a potentially life destroying situation if I attend?" -- because most schools that have 162 LSAT medians have very bad employment statistics, and because you do not want to take on more debt than necessary because you did not put enough effort into your LSAT prep.

The way you should be looking at this situation: "I should put as much effort as possible to get as close to 180 as I can."


Oh, it's one of the top Canadian schools. Lsat isn't as important here. I've worked hard for the Lsat but want to get a general opinion of what score I would need in case I need to re-write, be comfortable, etc.

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Re: What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby Rigo » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:04 pm

The Avatar wrote:
McAvoy wrote:That's not the question you should be asking and that's not the way you should be looking at this situation.

The question you should be asking is: "what LSAT do I need to get a huge scholarship to this school so that it is not a potentially life destroying situation if I attend?" -- because most schools that have 162 LSAT medians have very bad employment statistics, and because you do not want to take on more debt than necessary because you did not put enough effort into your LSAT prep.

The way you should be looking at this situation: "I should put as much effort as possible to get as close to 180 as I can."


Oh, it's one of the top Canadian schools. Lsat isn't as important here. I've worked hard for the Lsat but want to get a general opinion of what score I would need in case I need to re-write, be comfortable, etc.

Thanks for specifying this upfront.

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Re: What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby Rigo » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:09 pm

As for range, anywhere from 162 to 180 should do the trick.

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Re: What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby Gray » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:13 pm

Is it UofT or McGill??

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Re: What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby McAvoy » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:16 pm

The Avatar wrote:
McAvoy wrote:That's not the question you should be asking and that's not the way you should be looking at this situation.

The question you should be asking is: "what LSAT do I need to get a huge scholarship to this school so that it is not a potentially life destroying situation if I attend?" -- because most schools that have 162 LSAT medians have very bad employment statistics, and because you do not want to take on more debt than necessary because you did not put enough effort into your LSAT prep.

The way you should be looking at this situation: "I should put as much effort as possible to get as close to 180 as I can."


Oh, it's one of the top Canadian schools. Lsat isn't as important here. I've worked hard for the Lsat but want to get a general opinion of what score I would need in case I need to re-write, be comfortable, etc.

Ah, you are in the wrong forum: viewforum.php?f=42

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Re: What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby Gray » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:18 pm

Anyway if it's U of T, definitely as high as possible because they DO care about LSAT and it can counter a low gpa. If it's McGill, you're kind of fucked because they DGAF about LSAT at all and their median GPA is 4.0.

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Re: What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby AReasonableMan » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:24 pm

Is UT's median 162? Generally, the schools with 162 medians are poor deals when you consider how little of a difference there is in people with a 162 and 172 from an intelligence standpoint, and how big of a difference there is in job placement from the respective schools. The idea of going to a lesser school and being the top dog has limited support in general, but it isn't that much easier to do at Fordham than it is at NYU.

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Re: What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby Gray » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:29 pm

AReasonableMan wrote:Is UT's median 162? Generally, the schools with 162 medians are poor deals when you consider how little of a difference there is in people with a 162 and 172 from an intelligence standpoint, and how big of a difference there is in job placement from the respective schools. The idea of going to a lesser school and being the top dog has limited support in general, but it isn't that much easier to do at Fordham than it is at NYU.


Lol at jumping in with dat convetional wisdom. In this case, UT is its University of Toronto not Texas (#1 in Canada, best employment stats for sure)

Admissions works very differently in Canada... we don't treat the LSAT the same way at all. Much more weight goes to GPA in most cases.

I think McGill's median is 162, but it's a partially francophone school so they don't require the LSAT and hardly consider the score if you do have one. Which is why median GPA is higher than Yale.

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Re: What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby The Avatar » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:37 pm

smccgrey wrote:
AReasonableMan wrote:Is UT's median 162? Generally, the schools with 162 medians are poor deals when you consider how little of a difference there is in people with a 162 and 172 from an intelligence standpoint, and how big of a difference there is in job placement from the respective schools. The idea of going to a lesser school and being the top dog has limited support in general, but it isn't that much easier to do at Fordham than it is at NYU.


Lol at jumping in with dat convetional wisdom. In this case, UT is its University of Toronto not Texas (#1 in Canada, best employment stats for sure)

Admissions works very differently in Canada... we don't treat the LSAT the same way at all. Much more weight goes to GPA in most cases.

I think McGill's median is 162, but it's a partially francophone school so they don't require the LSAT and hardly consider the score if you do have one. Which is why median GPA is higher than Yale.


McGill requires you to be bilingual in French so I am not applying there. The school is Osgoode Hall; my chances at U of T aren't great. In Canada the best law schools are considered to be U of T, Osgoode, McGill, UBC.

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Re: What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby Gray » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:28 am

The Avatar wrote:McGill requires you to be bilingual in French so I am not applying there. The school is Osgoode Hall; my chances at U of T aren't great. In Canada the best law schools are considered to be U of T, Osgoode, McGill, UBC.

Oh didn't think of Osgoode - I don't know much about their admissions process TBH. Don't count yourself out from U of T though. Their application is truly holistic - a killer PS and a high enough LSAT could be more than enough to get you in.

And the level of french required for McGill is pretty low, so don't avoid applying for that reason. I would love to apply there for the in province tuition ($2000 per year? Yes plz) but the GPA median is a little too ridiculous for me to have a chance.

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Re: What Lsat score would I need for this school?

Postby AReasonableMan » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:00 pm

I don't know enough about the Canadian job market to speak intelligently.




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