NYC Law Schools

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X_Soda
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NYC Law Schools

Postby X_Soda » Sat May 22, 2010 6:50 am

Hello,

I am currently considering taking the LSAT and applying to a number of law schools near or in New York City. I am a double major in International Affairs and Spanish at a highly unprestigious university and my GPA is a mere 3.4. I have some extracurricular activities, but nothing too special (school newspaper, Toastmasters, various musical enagagements, spanish tutoring, etc.). I have been taking LSAT practices and scoring an average of 170. With these numbers, would I be reaching if I applied for Fordham, Brooklyn Law School, or St. John's? Or should I set my sights more on something like New York Law School? Basically, is my low GPA and unremarkable education background going to destroy my chances of T100 schools regardless of my LSAT performance?

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beef wellington
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Re: NYC Law Schools

Postby beef wellington » Sat May 22, 2010 6:54 am

170 3.4 = Fordham auto-admit

yeff
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Re: NYC Law Schools

Postby yeff » Sat May 22, 2010 11:07 am

Your conception of the relative importance of the factors determining admissions decisions is incorrect.

LSAT > GPA >>>>>>>>>> Other factors (extracurricular activities, university prestige, etc) aka softs

Also, your GPA isn't THAT low, certainly not when you're talking about lower T1 and T2 schools (T100).

Check out the percentiles:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/rankings.html

Then check out law school numbers. Here's a sample search, at Fordham with 3.35-3.45 GPA and 168-170 LSAT.

http://fordham.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/0910/?lsat2=170&lsatR=true&lsat1=168&lgpa1=3.35&lgpa2=3.45&status=3,4,5,6,7,8&type=jd

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danidancer
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Re: NYC Law Schools

Postby danidancer » Sat May 22, 2010 12:24 pm

FWIW, I was accepted to Fordham this cycle with a $15K merit scholarship with a 3.45 and a 168.




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