4.2 LSDAS GPA, 170-173

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4.2 LSDAS GPA, 170-173

Postby brownpride » Tue May 31, 2011 4:32 pm

I'm graduating from a Canadian university, with a 4.18 LSDAS GPA (4.0 on the regular scale) and a likely LSAT of 170-173. My softs are pretty good, and relatively consistent with the area I want to focus in (international and human rights law). I've got excellent involvement in social justice groups, tons of leadership experience, 600 hours of volunteer experience, research experience on relevant topics.
I'm shooting for Harvard and Yale, with Columbia, NYU, Michigan, Duke, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Cornell, and Georgetown as progressively later choices. Any thoughts on my chances at any of these, and on the financial aid that I might be able to receive (especially at the top 2)?
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Re: 4.2 LSDAS GPA, 170-173

Postby Muenchen » Tue May 31, 2011 4:32 pm

Come back when you have a real LSAT.

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Re: 4.2 LSDAS GPA, 170-173

Postby Muenchen » Tue May 31, 2011 4:33 pm

brownpride wrote: I want to focus in (international and human rights law).


Also, LOL. This doesn't really exist.

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Re: 4.2 LSDAS GPA, 170-173

Postby NYC Law » Tue May 31, 2011 4:34 pm

brownpride wrote:I'm graduating from a Canadian university, with a 4.18 LSDAS GPA (4.0 on the regular scale) and a likely LSAT of 170-173. My softs are pretty good, and relatively consistent with the area I want to focus in (international and human rights law). I've got excellent involvement in social justice groups, tons of leadership experience, 600 hours of volunteer experience, research experience on relevant topics.
I'm shooting for Harvard and Yale, with Columbia, NYU, Michigan, Duke, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Cornell, and Georgetown as progressively later choices. Any thoughts on my chances at any of these, and on the financial aid that I might be able to receive (especially at the top 2)?

Also, I completed my degree in three years as opposed to four, so I would be only 21 at the time of entering law school. Not sure if my young age will disadvantage me. Any insight?


1) Are you URM? That's relevant

2) Come back with a real score

3) Don't worry about international human rights law, unless perhaps if you do get into Harvard or Yale.

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Re: 4.2 LSDAS GPA, 170-173

Postby brownpride » Tue May 31, 2011 4:36 pm

I'm not URM, but I am a minority (East Indian). Don't really expect that to help.

I'm taking the test in a few days, but I'm scoring in that range right now, so any thoughts?

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Re: 4.2 LSDAS GPA, 170-173

Postby NYC Law » Tue May 31, 2011 4:38 pm

brownpride wrote:I'm not URM, but I am a minority (East Indian). Don't really expect that to help.

I'm taking the test in a few days, but I'm scoring in that range right now, so any thoughts?


If you do well then you'll probably get into Harvard or Yale, if you don't, you wont. I don't know what else you want from us without a real score.

Go play with http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com and http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com

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Re: 4.2 LSDAS GPA, 170-173

Postby Muenchen » Tue May 31, 2011 4:41 pm

NYC Law wrote:
brownpride wrote:I'm not URM, but I am a minority (East Indian). Don't really expect that to help.

I'm taking the test in a few days, but I'm scoring in that range right now, so any thoughts?


If you do well then you'll probably get into Harvard or Yale, if you don't, you wont. I don't know what else you want from us without a real score.

Go play with http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com and http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com


lolwut? HYS, especially Yale, is a blackbox, and it will take a 173 (probably higher) and many other factors to have even a shot at getting in.

But he's right. Go take the test, get your score, and then post in this thread again/edit the OP to get real advice.

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Re: 4.2 LSDAS GPA, 170-173

Postby Corwin » Tue May 31, 2011 7:16 pm

Congrats on doing so well in your undergrad. Yale and Stanford are hard to predict, but 172+ will put you in at everywhere else though, with significant money at the lower T14. Put in several hundred hours of prep and enjoy Harvard.

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Re: 4.2 LSDAS GPA, 170-173

Postby ThomasMN » Tue May 31, 2011 7:21 pm

Why don't American universities give out A+'s!!

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Re: 4.2 LSDAS GPA, 170-173

Postby dabbadon8 » Tue May 31, 2011 7:28 pm

ThomasMN wrote:Why don't American universities give out A+'s!!


Just be glad you didn't have to live in canada for any period of time.

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Re: 4.2 LSDAS GPA, 170-173

Postby ThomasMN » Tue May 31, 2011 7:49 pm

I live in Minnesota; its colder here than where over half the Canadians live.




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