ughOSU wrote:Desert Fox wrote:GPA combined with LSAT is an even better indicator than the LSAT.
High LSAT low GPA screams lazy. If I were an adcom I wouldn't have admitted me to Northwestern.
You're not giving yourself enough credit. REALLY high LSAT + 2 years WE (w/ decent LOR) + low UG GPA means you're smart and you got your shit together a couple years later in life than pple with the high UG GPA. NU is great because they realized that people like you are undervalued in law school admissions even though they have great potential for success. They realized they can make bank off people like you, and devised a policy to take advantage of that segment of law school applicants. I've read over the 10 year plan they devised in 1999 and it's interesting. They made a conscious effort to go after people who had put a couple years between a low GPA and law school, and killed the LSAT. It really makes sense, and I think it's great that at least one T10 law school is so progressive with its admissions criteria.
e: oh yea, and snob appeal... got me in to Penn.
I don't think anyone doubts that the farther away from UG you are the less GPA matters. Of course the more WE you have the less a 3.0 will hurt you.