160/3.7 - Will softs push me over the edge?

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160/3.7 - Will softs push me over the edge?

Postby bucky0486 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:17 pm

My LSAT score was a 160 with and my LSAC GPA is 3.7

I went to a small college, am currently working as an engineer (have been for 2 years), graduated with honors, graduated from the honors college, I'm not an URM

When I've researched my numbers on all of the websites, I find that I'm boarder-line on the schools that I'm applying to:

Wisconsin
American
W&L
Minnesota
Illinois

Are my softs unique enough to get me in?
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Re: 160/3.7 - Will softs push me over the edge?

Postby lawschooliseasy » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:22 pm

bucky0486 wrote:My LSAT score was a 160 with and my LSAC GPA is 3.7

I went to a military college, am currently working as an engineer (have been for 2 years), graduated with honors, graduated from the honors college, I'm not an URM

When I've researched my numbers on all of the websites, I find that I'm boarder-line on the schools that I'm applying to:

Wisconsin
American
W&L
Minnesota
Illinois

Are my softs unique enough to get me in?


Probably not. They aren't really that unique. Half the people in law school graduated with honors and plenty of people with engineering backgrounds. Softs that truly provide a substantial boost tend to be things like Olympic medals, being the president of a small country, etc.

Your LSAT is way too low for those schools.

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Re: 160/3.7 - Will softs push me over the edge?

Postby bucky0486 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:31 pm

lawschooliseasy wrote:Your LSAT is way too low for those schools.



How can you say that? Wisconsin's, for example, 25th/75th LSAT scores are 156/163

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Re: 160/3.7 - Will softs push me over the edge?

Postby mah » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:34 pm

lawschooliseasy wrote:
bucky0486 wrote:My LSAT score was a 160 with and my LSAC GPA is 3.7

I went to a military college, am currently working as an engineer (have been for 2 years), graduated with honors, graduated from the honors college, I'm not an URM

When I've researched my numbers on all of the websites, I find that I'm boarder-line on the schools that I'm applying to:

Wisconsin
American
W&L
Minnesota
Illinois

Are my softs unique enough to get me in?


Probably not. They aren't really that unique. Half the people in law school graduated with honors and plenty of people with engineering backgrounds. Softs that truly provide a substantial boost tend to be things like Olympic medals, being the president of a small country, etc.

Your LSAT is way too low for those schools.


While it's true that your softs aren't that unique, you do have 2 years of work experience and an engineering background is definitely not the norm for law school applicants. I would say you're out at Minnesota and Illinois but you have a shot at W&L and even better one at Wisconsin and American. Your lsat is definitely not "way too low" for those schools.

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Re: 160/3.7 - Will softs push me over the edge?

Postby Lawquacious » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:37 pm

bucky0486 wrote:My LSAT score was a 160 with and my LSAC GPA is 3.7

Wisconsin- waitlist or out
American- probably in or waitlist
W&L- I don't know
Minnesota- out
Illinois- prob. out



My guesses

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Re: 160/3.7 - Will softs push me over the edge?

Postby SupraVln180 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:32 pm

bucky0486 wrote:
lawschooliseasy wrote:Your LSAT is way too low for those schools.



How can you say that? Wisconsin's, for example, 25th/75th LSAT scores are 156/163


25/75 mean nothing, its about their median, however I believe their medians are a 161 and 3.5x, so you have a shot there, but not a good one after looking at LSN. American you will get into though. Out everywhere else I would guess. I would suggest a retake, you have a great GPA and just a few more LSAT points will not only get you into these schools, but possibly a hefty scholarship. Good Luck.

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Re: 160/3.7 - Will softs push me over the edge?

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:39 pm

SupraVln180 wrote:
bucky0486 wrote:
lawschooliseasy wrote:Your LSAT is way too low for those schools.



How can you say that? Wisconsin's, for example, 25th/75th LSAT scores are 156/163


25/75 mean nothing, its about their median, however I believe their medians are a 161 and 3.5x, so you have a shot there, but not a good one after looking at LSN. American you will get into though. Out everywhere else I would guess. I would suggest a retake, you have a great GPA and just a few more LSAT points will not only get you into these schools, but possibly a hefty scholarship. Good Luck.


agreed. i would think the urm population brings down the actual median enough that to have a decent shot you need to be above median even with a 3.7 (not that thats a bad gpa, just not stellar) I would suggest retake for this lineup if you really want to have a realistic shot at no only some options but cash is always nice as well.

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Re: 160/3.7 - Will softs push me over the edge?

Postby nygrrrl » Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:42 pm

SupraVln180 wrote:
bucky0486 wrote:
lawschooliseasy wrote:Your LSAT is way too low for those schools.



How can you say that? Wisconsin's, for example, 25th/75th LSAT scores are 156/163


25/75 mean nothing, its about their median.


I know this is really hard to hear, but it's the truth. You have a great GPA - is there a reason you can't retake? Add 5-6 points on the LSAT and your possibilities change, dramatically.

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Re: 160/3.7 - Will softs push me over the edge?

Postby glewz » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:38 am

Your stats are probably worth the application fee - you have a decent chance.

GL




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