T-10 Chances (3.7 GPA/175 LSAT)

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T-10 Chances (3.7 GPA/175 LSAT)

Postby kevin007 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:40 pm

Some background, I go to an Ivy League undergrad as a humanities major. I have a 3.7 and haven't taken the LSAT yet, but my diagnostic scores are at around 175.

I'd like to get into a top 5 law school, but I don't know if my scores will quite cut it.

Actually, the main reason I'm writing this post is because in my junior year I had an academic integrity incident where I copied one of my friend's excel files for a computer class assignment. It was a honestly stupid mistake because I got stressed and had a whole bunch of stuff do (no excuses though). It was also so minor incident that it wasn't put on my permanent record and I still got an A in the class, but I had to have an informal hearing with the academic dean and professor. Now I have to write "yes" to the "Have you violated any academic integrity, committed any crimes, etc." question. How negatively do you think this will affect my chances? This was my only incident, otherwise my record is spot clean and I've learned a lot from the incident. Do I still have a chance at a top 5? What if I ED?

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Re: T-10 Chances (3.7 GPA/175 LSAT)

Postby Eirhoff73 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:43 pm

Somewhat good. Although, we never really know what the schools are looking for in a particular season.

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Re: T-10 Chances (3.7 GPA/175 LSAT)

Postby catwomangirl » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:49 pm

All of the presentations I've attended with admissions folks point to two things:

1- You should write an addendum explaining what happened.

2- They look for remorse and a lesson-learned regarding the incident. I went to one event where they showed an addendum regarding an underage drinking arrest (i.e. something that wasn't so so bad), and although the student had written an addendum, the student seemed more focused on minimizing what happened rather than showing how they had grown from the experience.

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Re: T-10 Chances (3.7 GPA/175 LSAT)

Postby Flips88 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:50 pm

Get a real LSAT score, then come back.

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Re: T-10 Chances (3.7 GPA/175 LSAT)

Postby Bodhi_mind » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:16 pm

Flips88 wrote:Get a real LSAT score, then come back.


Please do this

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Re: T-10 Chances (3.7 GPA/175 LSAT)

Postby Eirhoff73 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:35 pm

I didn't remember seeing the last paragraph. Was this an edit?

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Re: T-10 Chances (3.7 GPA/175 LSAT)

Postby kevin007 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:57 pm

Flips88 wrote:Get a real LSAT score, then come back.


I hear diagnostics are pretty accurate in terms of your real score. I understand you'd probably want a real LSAT score, but we're playing with hypotheticals in the forum anyways. I'm actually more concerned about what I talked about in the last paragraph. How will that affect my admissions chances?


And no, that wasn't an edit.

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Re: T-10 Chances (3.7 GPA/175 LSAT)

Postby catwomangirl » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:00 pm

kevin007 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Get a real LSAT score, then come back.


I hear diagnostics are pretty accurate in terms of your real score. I understand you'd probably want a real LSAT score, but we're playing with hypotheticals in the forum anyways. I'm actually more concerned about what I talked about in the last paragraph. How will that affect my admissions chances?


And no, that wasn't an edit.



As I have learned, some people on TLS should be ignored (for example, there are always several people who will automatically reply that a question is stupid/unnecessary/too abstract/repetitive).


I think nobody can really know how it will affect your admissions. I've heard of people with minor records getting into a T14 school, with lower stats than yours. To some degree, it depends on how you handle it in the context of your application.

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Re: T-10 Chances (3.7 GPA/175 LSAT)

Postby Flips88 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:58 pm

catwomangirl wrote:
kevin007 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Get a real LSAT score, then come back.


I hear diagnostics are pretty accurate in terms of your real score. I understand you'd probably want a real LSAT score, but we're playing with hypotheticals in the forum anyways. I'm actually more concerned about what I talked about in the last paragraph. How will that affect my admissions chances?


And no, that wasn't an edit.



As I have learned, some people on TLS should be ignored (for example, there are always several people who will automatically reply that a question is stupid/unnecessary/too abstract/repetitive).


I think nobody can really know how it will affect your admissions. I've heard of people with minor records getting into a T14 school, with lower stats than yours. To some degree, it depends on how you handle it in the context of your application.

Yeah, but you can't just work under the assumption that you will score in the 99.9th percentile of LSAT takers. 3.7/175 you'd likely crack the T-6 despite the issues (though Y and S are always a roll of the dice). However, get a real LSAT then ask.




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