3.8/3.64 w/ a slight twist, what LSAT for Tier1 schools?

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3.8/3.64 w/ a slight twist, what LSAT for Tier1 schools?

Postby daedalus34r » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:46 pm

Hey guys, my first post here. in the interest of getting the best feedback, i'll provide as much information as i'm comfortable with:

UG - BS Civil Engineering - undisclosed - 3.80 GPA
Grad - MS Structural Eng - Stanford University - 3.64 GPA

I have about 2 yrs of work experience now. I dont really like my industry and im currently thinking about law.

For this change to work, im targeting the top schools (effort,time,debt would be wasted otherwise imo)

So what LSAT score do i need for Stanford/Yale and similar schools in that upper tier?

Thanks in advance for help and replies.


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Re: 3.8/3.64 w/ a slight twist, what LSAT for Tier1 schools?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:51 pm

I'd say roughly 172 to have a shot and mid-170's to start looking pretty.

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Re: 3.8/3.64 w/ a slight twist, what LSAT for Tier1 schools?

Postby bport hopeful » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:51 pm

Honestly, you're not going to get a good answer for that question. You should do as well as you possibly can. But yale and stanford are pretty notorious for rejecting people with outstanding numbers. Just do as well as you can, but to be considered there you should be in the mid 170's.

Hope thats kind of useful

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Re: 3.8/3.64 w/ a slight twist, what LSAT for Tier1 schools?

Postby daedalus34r » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:53 pm

bport hopeful wrote:Honestly, you're not going to get a good answer for that question. You should do as well as you possibly can. But yale and stanford are pretty notorious for rejecting people with outstanding numbers. Just do as well as you can, but to be considered there you should be in the mid 170's.

Hope thats kind of useful


thanks, i appreciate the honesty. I will of course aim to do the best i can. I figured i'd throw in my engineering background to see if that changes anything. I figured a higher gpa in engineering would mean more than someone that completed a liberal arts degree

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Re: 3.8/3.64 w/ a slight twist, what LSAT for Tier1 schools?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:57 pm

daedalus34r wrote:thanks, i appreciate the honesty. I will of course aim to do the best i can. I figured i'd throw in my engineering background to see if that changes anything. I figured a higher gpa in engineering would mean more than someone that completed a liberal arts degree


Not really by that much, though Stanford does like engineers from what I hear.

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Re: 3.8/3.64 w/ a slight twist, what LSAT for Tier1 schools?

Postby daedalus34r » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:07 pm

bk1 wrote:
Not really by that much, though Stanford does like engineers from what I hear.


Do schools show any preference towards their alumnis? Since law schools are hyper competitive, im going to guess no, but who knows. Maybe they'll give me a little leeway since I've attended previously.

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Re: 3.8/3.64 w/ a slight twist, what LSAT for Tier1 schools?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:09 pm

daedalus34r wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Not really by that much, though Stanford does like engineers from what I hear.


Do schools show any preference towards their alumnis? Since law schools are hyper competitive, im going to guess no, but who knows. Maybe they'll give me a little leeway since I've attended previously.


Most evidence points to no, so I wouldn't bank on it. That being said I have heard of it happening but not at a school as high as Stanford.

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Re: 3.8/3.64 w/ a slight twist, what LSAT for Tier1 schools?

Postby daedalus34r » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:19 am

bk1 wrote:Most evidence points to no, so I wouldn't bank on it. That being said I have heard of it happening but not at a school as high as Stanford.


alright cool, thanks for your help

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Re: 3.8/3.64 w/ a slight twist, what LSAT for Tier1 schools?

Postby Patriot1208 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:36 am

Stanford and Yale both are fairly unpredictable. But, with a 174 you are sitting pretty for Harvard, who is known to be more predictable based on numbers.

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Re: 3.8/3.64 w/ a slight twist, what LSAT for Tier1 schools?

Postby verklempt » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:29 pm

I know someone who had straight As at Stanford, 170 LSAT, SLS jerked him around for six months; he decided to go to Harvard instead. Stanford is quirky.




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