3.85/158...options?

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kdoyon812
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3.85/158...options?

Postby kdoyon812 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:37 am

When I apply for law school next cycle my LSDAS GPA will be a 3.85. I took the LSAT in December and got a 158.

Obviously I will be retaking that if I want any chance at anything worthwhile, but can anyone give me some advice as to what my LSAT would need to reach to have a good chance of getting into a school with the intention of going into biglaw? I was PTing around 165 and that was after a month of studying.

I know I can raise it, I'm just wondering with my LSAT would need to be to have a good shot at say BU/BC or maybe even the lower T14.

Thanks.

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Re: 3.85/158...options?

Postby ahnhub » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:53 am

T-14 is an absolute lock at 170, and very, very likely at 169. You'll probably get Cornell and possibly squeeze into Michigan/Georgetown (and maybe Penn if they really like your app) at a 168. 167 makes things very dicey, although you're probably still >50% odds at Cornell.

If you hit 165 I think you'll get BU/BC/Fordham. If you're Biglaw/bust those schools probably aren't good choices. (I personally would attend those schools with a decent amount of $$, but it varies on the person I think).

Oh---and a 163 actually makes you competitive for UVA if you ED. You are exactly at their GPA median, and may be above it by the time this cycle is through.

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Re: 3.85/158...options?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:55 am

ahnhub wrote:
Oh---and a 163 actually makes you competitive for UVA if you ED. You are exactly at their GPA median, and may be above it by the time this cycle is through.


+1. If you are still in undergrad and can bump that GPA up by just .01 or .02 you should get into UVA through ED with a mid-160s LSAT.




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