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my GPA is barely a 3.0.

Postby hazencage » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:37 am

I was wondering how important of a factor is GPA when it comes to being accepted into a law school that is ranked in the top 60.

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Postby merichard87 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:42 am

R u serious?

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Postby ksimon2007 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:44 am

hazencage wrote:I was wondering how important of a factor is GPA when it comes to being accepted into a law school that is ranked in the top 60.


You should probably be more clear...top 60 includes everything from Yale to SMU or whichever school is ranked 60...nonetheless GPA is a pretty important factor unless your LSAT makes it seem secondary (i.e.170+)...I could be wrong, but that is what I get from my time here...

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Postby bostlaw » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:48 am

your gonna get alot of sarcastic answers, but GPA is very important making up roughly half of what is weighed in when it comes to law school acceptance with the other half being LSAT score....softs and URM status and all that come into play too though keep in mind....

but are you graduating with a 3.0? or do you still have a yr or two left? a 3.0 from what i gather is pretty much the bottom line for decent law schools. anything below that looks bad, so if you can stay in the 3's youll do ok. balance it out with a high LSAT obviously if possible

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Postby Grizz » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:57 am

Depends on the school hurr durr

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Postby hazencage » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:58 am

ksimon2007 wrote:
hazencage wrote:I was wondering how important of a factor is GPA when it comes to being accepted into a law school that is ranked in the top 60.


You should probably be more clear...top 60 includes everything from Yale to SMU or whichever school is ranked 60...nonetheless GPA is a pretty important factor unless your LSAT makes it seem secondary (i.e.170+)...I could be wrong, but that is what I get from my time here...


I still have one more semester left after this one.

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Postby bostlaw » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:30 am

hazencage wrote:
ksimon2007 wrote:
hazencage wrote:I was wondering how important of a factor is GPA when it comes to being accepted into a law school that is ranked in the top 60.


You should probably be more clear...top 60 includes everything from Yale to SMU or whichever school is ranked 60...nonetheless GPA is a pretty important factor unless your LSAT makes it seem secondary (i.e.170+)...I could be wrong, but that is what I get from my time here...


I still have one more semester left after this one.


LSAT?

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Postby HeavenWood » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:48 pm

hazencage wrote:I was wondering how important of a factor is GPA when it comes to being accepted into a law school that is ranked in the top 60.


Break 170 and have a crack at a couple schools in the T14. Fail to break 150 and pray to get into a TTTT.

And yes, that's just how important your LSAT score is.

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Postby Patriot1208 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:42 am

bostlaw wrote:your gonna get alot of sarcastic answers, but GPA is very important making up roughly half of what is weighed in when it comes to law school acceptance with the other half being LSAT score....softs and URM status and all that come into play too though keep in mind....

but are you graduating with a 3.0? or do you still have a yr or two left? a 3.0 from what i gather is pretty much the bottom line for decent law schools. anything below that looks bad, so if you can stay in the 3's youll do ok. balance it out with a high LSAT obviously if possible


that is clearly wrong for the vast majority of schools

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Postby FuManChusco » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:50 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
bostlaw wrote:your gonna get alot of sarcastic answers, but GPA is very important making up roughly half of what is weighed in when it comes to law school acceptance with the other half being LSAT score....softs and URM status and all that come into play too though keep in mind....

but are you graduating with a 3.0? or do you still have a yr or two left? a 3.0 from what i gather is pretty much the bottom line for decent law schools. anything below that looks bad, so if you can stay in the 3's youll do ok. balance it out with a high LSAT obviously if possible


that is clearly wrong for the vast majority of schools


yeah, LSAT is definitely more than 50% of the app.

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Postby HeavenWood » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:54 pm

FuManChusco wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
bostlaw wrote:your gonna get alot of sarcastic answers, but GPA is very important making up roughly half of what is weighed in when it comes to law school acceptance with the other half being LSAT score....softs and URM status and all that come into play too though keep in mind....

but are you graduating with a 3.0? or do you still have a yr or two left? a 3.0 from what i gather is pretty much the bottom line for decent law schools. anything below that looks bad, so if you can stay in the 3's youll do ok. balance it out with a high LSAT obviously if possible


that is clearly wrong for the vast majority of schools


yeah, LSAT is definitely more than 50% of the app.


It's more like 2/3 at most schools (Berkeley being the main exception).

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Postby JOThompson » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:58 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
FuManChusco wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
bostlaw wrote:your gonna get alot of sarcastic answers, but GPA is very important making up roughly half of what is weighed in when it comes to law school acceptance with the other half being LSAT score....softs and URM status and all that come into play too though keep in mind....

but are you graduating with a 3.0? or do you still have a yr or two left? a 3.0 from what i gather is pretty much the bottom line for decent law schools. anything below that looks bad, so if you can stay in the 3's youll do ok. balance it out with a high LSAT obviously if possible


that is clearly wrong for the vast majority of schools


yeah, LSAT is definitely more than 50% of the app.


It's more like 2/3 at most schools (Berkeley being the main exception).

+1

Also, GPA tends to matter a little less if you've been in the workforce for several years.

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Postby bostlaw » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:22 pm

bostlaw wrote:your gonna get alot of sarcastic answers, but GPA is very important making up roughly half of what is weighed in when it comes to law school acceptance with the other half being LSAT score....softs and URM status and all that come into play too though keep in mind....

but are you graduating with a 3.0? or do you still have a yr or two left? a 3.0 from what i gather is pretty much the bottom line for decent law schools. anything below that looks bad, so if you can stay in the 3's youll do ok. balance it out with a high LSAT obviously if possible

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Postby Patriot1208 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:25 pm

bostlaw wrote:
bostlaw wrote:your gonna get alot of sarcastic answers, but GPA is very important making up roughly half of what is weighed in when it comes to law school acceptance with the other half being LSAT score....softs and URM status and all that come into play too though keep in mind....

but are you graduating with a 3.0? or do you still have a yr or two left? a 3.0 from what i gather is pretty much the bottom line for decent law schools. anything below that looks bad, so if you can stay in the 3's youll do ok. balance it out with a high LSAT obviously if possible


Unless your definition of roughly is WAY different from mine, then you are still wrong.

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Postby FuManChusco » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:28 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
bostlaw wrote:
bostlaw wrote:your gonna get alot of sarcastic answers, but GPA is very important making up roughly half of what is weighed in when it comes to law school acceptance with the other half being LSAT score....softs and URM status and all that come into play too though keep in mind....

but are you graduating with a 3.0? or do you still have a yr or two left? a 3.0 from what i gather is pretty much the bottom line for decent law schools. anything below that looks bad, so if you can stay in the 3's youll do ok. balance it out with a high LSAT obviously if possible


Unless your definition of roughly is WAY different from mine, then you are still wrong.


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Re: my GPA is barely a 3.0.

Postby bostlaw » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:29 pm

right now if someone asked you to name the 2 most important things on you ap that law schools look at what would your answer be?


roughly half.

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Postby sundance95 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:38 pm

LSAT is 2/3rds or more of most admissions indices.

However, it's critical to keep your GPA above a 3.0. Many, many schools have a hard floor at 3.0, even with a great LSAT score. A sub 3.0 splitter is not someone you want to be.

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Postby FuManChusco » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:41 pm

bostlaw wrote:right now if someone asked you to name the 2 most important things on you ap that law schools look at what would your answer be?


roughly half.


That's not how percentages work. I could say that the two most important things on my desk are my computer and my phone. That doesn't mean they are of equal value. As rad law said, it depends on the school herp derp. GPA is obviously important, but it depends where you apply and what your LSAT is.

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Postby im_blue » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:44 pm

bostlaw wrote:right now if someone asked you to name the 2 most important things on you ap that law schools look at what would your answer be?


roughly half.

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Postby northwood » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:50 pm

x=5

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Postby bostlaw » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:53 pm

im_blue wrote:
bostlaw wrote:right now if someone asked you to name the 2 most important things on you ap that law schools look at what would your answer be?


roughly half.

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for your over used failblog pic to make sense, you should have quoted my other post. because 1 divided by 2 does equall 50%.....may have had a case with my original post lol.

and I have this hilarious picture in my head of what FuManChusco looks like saying "thats not how percentages work!" hahahaha

...and x= 5 cm...UNITS!

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Postby northwood » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:55 pm

forgot about the cm... - 5 points for me.

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Re: my GPA is barely a 3.0.

Postby Patriot1208 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:55 pm

bostlaw, you dug yourself a ditch, abandon before you bury yourself. It wasn't that big of a deal that you were wrong the first time, but now you look like an idiot and a douche.

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Postby bostlaw » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:57 pm

for the sake of my internet reputation!? oh no!

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Postby sundance95 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:01 pm

bostlaw wrote:for the sake of my internet reputation!? oh no!

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