LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

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LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby DCApplicant2011 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:38 pm

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby cr073137 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:46 pm

DCApplicant2011 wrote:What LSAT do I need to even be considered at UVA or Georgetown? 172? 175? Forget about both and aim lower?

3.11 GPA (I had an ongoing stressful, major family crisis but was also just academically immature)
Graduated from a top 10 public in 2006
Double major: French and Political Science
Worked during college and also danced professionally during that time (not like that...)

Softs:
4 years working in U.S. Senate, last 2 years with the Senate Judiciary Committee doing substantive work, not answering phones
Great deal of community involvement and substantial volunteer work (some related to that major family crisis)
Virginia resident
Would like to apply ED to UVA and then GULC if (when) I am rejected from UVA

Not that it matters, but I am really ready to work hard and make up for my undergrad mediocrity. I'd rather not relocate, but if I can't get into either of those DC schools, I'd be better off taking the in-state tuition at my undergrad, which has a T1 law school.

Thanks for any thoughts!



A 172+ should give you a ok chance. There were a few people with similar and even slightly lower GPAs that got into UVA with a 170+. Similar score needed for Georgetown, perhaps a point less.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:48 pm

170 for the ED at UVA would have gotten you in, this year. But they over enrolled this year, they might not be so nice next.

Get as high as you can.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:49 pm

Aim for 170+ and ED.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby DCApplicant2011 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:55 pm

Thanks for the input. It's more promising than I had anticipated.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:17 pm

Both schools are possible.

This is for RD by the way.
UVA: 178
Georgetown: 175

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby ConMan345 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:19 pm

I was afraid this thread was about whether the LSAT was necessary or not for UVA/GULC.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby DCApplicant2011 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:22 pm

So you're saying I can't use my SAT scores and Myers-Briggs results in lieu of the LSAT?

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:25 pm

Dr. Strangelove wrote:Both schools are possible.

This is for RD by the way.
UVA: 178
Georgetown: 175


Did you just plug in numbers to law school predictor. Because it's not that precise for hard splitters.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:40 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Dr. Strangelove wrote:Both schools are possible.

This is for RD by the way.
UVA: 178
Georgetown: 175


Did you just plug in numbers to law school predictor. Because it's not that precise for hard splitters.


I didn't use LSP but I used an LSP mentality. [Distance away from GPA median is equal to distance away from LSAT median].. I think they only use average of 25th/75th though.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby Reedie » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:18 pm

No idea what LSAT you need, but if you do rock the test and split (17x), then you'd be crazy not to apply to Northwestern. UVA and G-Town might both be iffy with your numbers, but with a rocking LSAT Northwestern might even offer you a decen scholly. Also, consider part time at g-town if you can find decent employment.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby MeechiganBoy » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:24 pm

ConMan345 wrote:I was afraid this thread was about whether the LSAT was necessary or not for UVA/GULC.

+1

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby DCApplicant2011 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:38 am

Thanks for the advice Reedie, but my husband has a great job in DC and I don't want to completely uproot him. GULC PT is definitely on my radar though.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:02 am

DCApplicant2011 wrote:Thanks for the advice Reedie, but my husband has a great job in DC and I don't want to completely uproot him. GULC PT is definitely on my radar though.

I think you can get into GULC FT, especially if you write a "Why Georgetown" addendum explaining that your husband works in D.C. and you want to go the best school in D.C. so you can have a successful career without uprooting them. Such a statement, if done right, mixes the necessary flattery of the school with real reasons for wanting to work/live in D.C. and should greatly increase your odds of admission.

That is, if you get a 170+ LSAT.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby Cavalier » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:05 am

lol, I thought this topic was going to ask if taking the LSAT was necessary for UVA/GULC. Sadly, threads asking those sorts of questions don't really surprise me.

I think you definitely need at least a 170 for ED to UVA, but preferably higher.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:08 am

Cavalier wrote:lol, I thought this topic was going to ask if taking the LSAT was necessary for UVA/GULC. Sadly, threads asking those sorts of questions don't really surprise me.

I guess since nobody else has made the smartass comment yet, I will:

The LSAT is necessary, but not sufficient, for UVA/GULC.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby holydonkey » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:19 am

You have a very good shot at UVA ED with a 170-171.
DCApplicant2011 wrote:I'd rather not relocate, but if I can't get into either of those DC schools, I'd be better off taking the in-state tuition at my undergrad, which has a T1 law school.

Thanks for any thoughts!
No. no. no. If you're an in-state resident for UVA, this means your backup to UVA/GULC is William & Mary or George Mason. If you don't get UVA or GULC, please consider other options. From what I've heard W&M got owned very very bad last OCI. If you don't get UVA or GULC, you may still have a great shot at Cornell, Vandy, and maybe Northwestern with a high lsat. Please consider applying to these schools. Your chances at DC will be so much higher at Cornell/Vandy than W&M.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby Lurkster » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:26 am

I applied mid November to GULC, with an almost identical GPA to the OP and a 176. Got an interview request, was told I'd be recommended for admission, then held --> preferred waitlist (not special group). Still riding waitlist.

Applied late Jan to UVA and was flat out dinged within about a month.

First, wait till you have your LSAT score in hand to really worry about this. Second, apply as early as possible. Squeaking in right before Thanksgiving is not early enough. Third, apply ED to one of the two. Getting into the 170s and applying in as early as possible still makes this a total crapshoot for you without the ED. Had I gone ED to GULC or UVA (and not applied to UVA in January) I'd probably have gotten in.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby DCApplicant2011 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:38 am

The other school is actually not W&M or GMU.
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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby Scallywaggums » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:05 pm

These are all helpful posts. To better understand the vagueness, check out http://schools.lawschoolnumbers.com/

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby IAFG » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:07 pm

DCApplicant2011 wrote:Virginia resident

ED will probably not be necessary if you get 17X

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby flyingpanda » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:22 am

IAFG wrote:
DCApplicant2011 wrote:Virginia resident

ED will probably not be necessary if you get 17X


To be safe though, I'd probably ED.

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Re: LSAT necessary for UVA/GULC?

Postby FuManChusco » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:18 pm

Dr. Strangelove wrote:Both schools are possible.

This is for RD by the way.
UVA: 178
Georgetown: 175


those numbers are way too high. 170 might be good enough at both. 172 is probably an acceptance.




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