LSAT scores 156-158 :( chances at UNC?

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kjcorey
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LSAT scores 156-158 :( chances at UNC?

Postby kjcorey » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:00 pm

Hi there,

I'm taking the LSAT on Saturday and I've tried everything to get my score up to at least a 160, but no luck yet! I'm a NC resident (although I'm British) and I really want to get into UNC next year.

I don't have a GPA as such, I have a 1st class MA in History from St Andrews University (ranked in the top 6 universities back in the UK) which I'm really hoping equates to at least a 3.90 GPA over here.

I'm really interested in juvenile rights and family law and I have a lot of voluntary legal and work related experience in these areas.

I know my LSAT score isn't the best and I don't think I'll be able to pull it up by much on the day! (trying to study with an 8 month old baby has taken it's toll!) but what are my chances of getting in if I apply early for 2011?

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Re: LSAT scores 156-158 :( chances at UNC?

Postby bceagles182 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:05 pm

postpone and take in june

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Re: LSAT scores 156-158 :( chances at UNC?

Postby kevin261186 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:13 pm

I'm in a similar position (except I did IR and am applying in the pacific northwest). but your personal statement will almost certainly be above avergae with a british background and those other 'soft' factors. A first class degree does roughly equate to a 3.8 - 4.0, I've been assured.

To answer your question: not sure about your chances, but i hear UNC prefers in-staters massively and your grades are comfortalby above their 75th % even if the LSAT is on hovering around their 25th. Good luck fellow Kate Kennedy lover (and we're top 5 BTW!)

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Re: LSAT scores 156-158 :( chances at UNC?

Postby kdw94780 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:24 pm

I got a 158 in September and just got accepted into Chapel Hill. :-) Out of state, urm, with 3.84 gpa. I think they look outside the numbers more than most because on the application, they are really detailed about the essay options. They also ask about international experiences and foreign language skills.

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Re: LSAT scores 156-158 :( chances at UNC?

Postby kjcorey » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:18 pm

Thanks for the feedback!

So we're top 5 now eh? Go us!

Great job getting into UNC kdw94780!

bceagles182, please let me know why you think I should postpone? Thanks.




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