3.68 GPA - LSAT Score Needed for Top 20 Schools?

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3.68 GPA - LSAT Score Needed for Top 20 Schools?

Postby pbmoore » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:54 pm

I am a junior at the University of Minnesota majoring in Latin and political science, applying to law schools in the fall. I have a 3.68 GPA (currently 3.66, but taking two courses at the local community college this summer, which should both result in As). I am hoping you all can give me a reasonable LSAT score range to aim for when I take the test this October (I am seeking to get into ANY top 20 school). I took the June test today, but I BOMBED the LG section, so retesting in October is a given.

Softs:
-Summa cum laude candidate. Due to maintaining a 3.75+ GPA since sophomore year, I can graduate summa granted my thesis is ultimately approved.
-Skin cancer survivor, which I plan on incorporating into my personal statement.
-Excellent work experience. Work-study position as a clerk in a legal aid office (1.75 years); internship with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar; position as summer day camp counselor leading students in community service projects (2.5 years - generally only goes to those with teaching licenses, but was given position as I had logged 500+ hours of community service as a youth leader for the organization).
-Identify as LGBT (I don't know if this means anything, I assume not).

Thank you.
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Re: 3.68 GPA - LSAT Score Needed for Top 20 Schools?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:58 pm

If by T20 you mean the rigid US News definition, then 167. If by T20 you mean the schools just outside the T20 that are really peers with WUSTL and USC, then 165 will probably do.

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Re: 3.68 GPA - LSAT Score Needed for Top 20 Schools?

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:36 am

According to, http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-co ... ograms.htm, @ 3.68 LSDAS GPA, a 167 barely gets you into "Consider" range for the majority of the T14-T20 schools.

Bump that to 170, and a whole lot more green lights appear!

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Re: 3.68 GPA - LSAT Score Needed for Top 20 Schools?

Postby TCScrutinizer » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:06 am

I think 167 is a good number to shoot for, but if 167 is top quartile at USC (as it was in 2010), then 75% of USC matrics had an LSAT lower than 167.

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Re: 3.68 GPA - LSAT Score Needed for Top 20 Schools?

Postby pbmoore » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:15 am

What good does sending in first semester senior year grades?




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