Higher GPA in law school than UG???

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Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby ausoccer19 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:06 am

Wasn't sure what forum to put this under, so i just chose one. Obviously it's somewhat rare, but I thought it would be interesting to see who out there has a higher or similar GPA in law school to what they got in undergrad...

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby Ragged » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:20 am

I'm sure high LSAT splitter who start applying themselves in law school routinly get higher GPAs than they ever got in UG.

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby missvik218 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:29 am

Ragged wrote:I'm sure high LSAT splitter who start applying themselves in law school routinly get higher GPAs than they ever got in UG.

True. I was going to say ... mine better be higher!

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:35 am

I'll be doing freaking backflips if my LS GPA approaches my UG one.

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby AttractiveNuisance » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:37 am

Mine increase a full 1.00.

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby nyyankees » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:46 am

id be kinda pissed at myself if mine didnt (splitter)

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby kissy » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:14 am

missvik218 wrote:
Ragged wrote:I'm sure high LSAT splitter who start applying themselves in law school routinly get higher GPAs than they ever got in UG.

mine better be higher!

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:10 pm

I think chances are high- especially since I'm in such a grade-deflated major.. blah!
Also the law interests me greatlt.

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby flyingpanda » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:41 pm

If I don't get higher then it means I'll be the bottom 25%.

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:42 pm

It happens. Nothing particularly special about it.

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby pany1985 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:43 pm

It's only been one semester so I can't start celebrating yet, but so far I'm about .5 higher than my (not-great) undergrad gpa

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby eldizknee » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:44 pm

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby redsox » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:46 pm

It happens more often at lower ranked schools than at higher ranked schools, obviously.

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:06 pm

redsox wrote:It happens more often at lower ranked schools than at higher ranked schools, obviously.



Maybe. Lower ranked schools tend to have much stricter curves with lower median grades than top schools. I'm not totally sure if this would cover the median or mean GPA disparity of lower and higher ranked law schools' entering class UG GPAs.

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:11 pm

Given the curve here, my UG GPA would put me in the bottom 25% of my class. thankfully my actual law school GPA is much higher than that.

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby redsox » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:12 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
redsox wrote:It happens more often at lower ranked schools than at higher ranked schools, obviously.



Maybe. Lower ranked schools tend to have much stricter curves with lower median grades than top schools. I'm not totally sure if this would cover the median or mean GPA disparity of lower and higher ranked law schools' entering class UG GPAs.


Good point. Still think it's likely.

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:21 pm

Interesting thread. LSAC laid waste to my UG GPA, so technically yes. It is, however, lower than the number on my official UG transcript.

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby blsingindisguise » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:51 am

Ragged wrote:I'm sure high LSAT splitter who start applying themselves in law school routinly get higher GPAs than they ever got in UG.


OH HI ME

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby flyingpanda » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:05 am

vanwinkle wrote:Given the curve here, my UG GPA would put me in the bottom 25% of my class. thankfully my actual law school GPA is much higher than that.


Outing yourself as getting good grades?

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby A'nold » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:12 am

Yes.

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby beach_terror » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:20 am

Yeah, mine will be higher. Applied with a 3.18, and I've never applied myself or enjoyed school that much. Law school, on the other hand, will be different. I've taken a few UG classes that go over some of the stuff, and I absolutely love it, even the drier material.

I'm looking forward to working my ass off for once in my life, instead of floating by with Bs. If I don't graduate with a 3.5, I'm going to be disappointed.

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby Lawl Shcool » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:35 am

UG gpa: 3.2
LS gpa: 4.206

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby A'nold » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:41 am

beach_terror wrote:Yeah, mine will be higher. Applied with a 3.18, and I've never applied myself or enjoyed school that much. Law school, on the other hand, will be different. I've taken a few UG classes that go over some of the stuff, and I absolutely love it, even the drier material.

I'm looking forward to working my ass off for once in my life, instead of floating by with Bs. If I don't graduate with a 3.5, I'm going to be disappointed.


Lulz.

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Re: Higher GPA in law school than UG???

Postby beach_terror » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:47 am

Meh, @ the above poster. I'm bored of the pessimism on here, but thanks for the input. Where I'm going, higher than a 3.18 is barely above median. But srsly bro, u kno me, lolmirite?




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