4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

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4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby MaxVonSydow » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:07 pm

Graduated from UCSB 2 quarters early with a degree in Global Studies. My entire schooling before college was done abroad - in Karachi, Pakistan, in case anyone was wondering - and I included that fact in my LSAT score addendum (little to no emphasis on standardized testing in Pakistan; I scored a 1910 on the SAT after two attempts). Decent work experience. My personal statements were based on my efforts to not let a disorder (OCPD) come in the way of personal happiness and academic success.

I turned in all my applications by the 7th of January, and haven't heard from any schools yet.

I expect a flurry of responses telling me to re-take the LSAT, but I'd like some honest opinions on what my chances are at schools ranked 50th and better. In particular, do I have much of a shot at Fordham, Hastings, and Maryland (got a waiver from the latter)?

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby snehpets » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:17 pm

I mean, you can read law school numbers as well as we can, but just looking at it, it looks like you're possibly in at Maryland and Hastings, out at Fordham. I don't think your addendum or personal statement sound like enough to encourage them to overlook your LSAT at anywhere much higher than Maryland, but who knows. I'm disappointed you plan to waste such an amazing gpa on that LSAT, but I'm sure you'll get a lot of annoying "retake" comments, so I'll stop there. Good luck at UC-Hastings/Maryland!

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby goldenflash19 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:28 pm

Retake is the only option here. There's over four months til the June LSAT. Study hard, improve the score by at least 10 points, and apply early to T14. You mentioned Hastings- Berkeley would love your GPA and takes a holistic approach to apps, so they'd love their WE and probably your PS. The LSAT is extremely learnable, esp. with that much time.

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:33 pm

Honest opinion: Retake. A 155 is not going to get you anywhere worth going. It's a harsh reality, but you need to face it. Good luck.

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby smelltheglove » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:54 pm

Don't waste that great GPA! Take a year and study for the LSAT. Jeebus.

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby romothesavior » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:19 pm

Going to any of these schools with that GPA would be silly. Re-take the LSAT or you are selling yourself way short.

Also, where are your ties? You seem to just be pulling schools out of a hat. You need to be looking at geographic preferences in making a decision.

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby gaud » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:21 pm

Many of us would kill for a GPA like that. Retake and profit. I can assure you that you won't regret it.

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby Simplicity » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:27 pm

Why doesn't my school give 'A+'s? And why didn't I choose an easier major? Fuck me.

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby brian71 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:43 pm

^ My school doesn't give A+s neither.

I also agree with your statement. If I would have known I wanted to go to law school after undergrad I would have majored in anything that didn't involve math or hard science.

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby 20130312 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:10 pm

Retake, enjoy HYS. There isn't even another option. Don't apply anywhere til you break 170.

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby brian71 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:01 pm

I would also kill to have your gpa. Retake and send me pictures from Harvard or Yale

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby MaxVonSydow » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:23 pm

romothesavior wrote:Going to any of these schools with that GPA would be silly. Re-take the LSAT or you are selling yourself way short.

Also, where are your ties? You seem to just be pulling schools out of a hat. You need to be looking at geographic preferences in making a decision.


No real ties per se. I'm just trying to get into the best law schools that I can. Geographically speaking, my preferred states would be CA (where I did my undergrad), NY, as well as the Boston area.

Do you think I have much of a shot at Fordham, Hastings, and Maryland?

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby ColtsFan88 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:32 pm

brian71 wrote:I would also kill to have your gpa. Retake and send me pictures from Harvard or Yale


Dot.

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby wiscohopeful » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:57 am

What?!?! Retake that shit until you get a 170...enjoy HYS

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby lovejopd » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:02 pm

Reverse Splitter Unite! 8)

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby MaxVonSydow » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:50 pm

lovejopd wrote:Reverse Splitter Unite! 8)


Haha! Nice to have some company, but I'd rather not be a member of that particular club. What are your numbers?

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby smelltheglove » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:14 pm

I shed a tear every time I see this thread.

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby pillowpet » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:07 pm

you have a good shot at all of those schools.

as many have mentioned, you definitely take a shot at the LSAT one more time! even improving your score by 5 points will get you some scholarship money at those schools. just study and take it once more, it'll pay itself off in scholly money or better schools.

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby lovejopd » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:55 pm

MaxVonSydow wrote:
lovejopd wrote:Reverse Splitter Unite! 8)


Haha! Nice to have some company, but I'd rather not be a member of that particular club. What are your numbers?

Similar GPA and no LSAT(taking in June) Wish you could retake and prosper! :D

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby sunynp » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:02 pm

You need to understand that the LSAT is a learnable test. You are obviously good at studying. Why not retake and go to the best schools in the country. Don't you owe yourself a shot at that? Law is extremely prestige driven, don't give up on yourself.

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Re: 4.13 LSDAS GPA / 155 LSAT

Postby smelltheglove » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:57 pm

If you don't retake and apply ED to UVA everyone here will be mad at you.




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