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jweezy
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Top Law Schools chance

Postby jweezy » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:59 pm

Hey guys, I'm new to this forum, I am currently an undergrad at Columbia in New york. I have a 3.8, and will probably hit at least 170 on the LSAT. What are my chances for HYS and Columbia? Just a general idea of where I fit in, because I feel like I have a competitive GPA, but my school has pretty high grade inflation.

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Asian, Male, have had some leadership positions and internships.

Thanks before hand!

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby Bgibbs » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:10 pm

Actually get that 170 first. Also, lawschoolnumbers.com, check it out.

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby jweezy » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:15 pm

But I feel that lawschoolnumbers.com doesn't factor differences in school rigor

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:16 pm

jweezy wrote:But I feel that lawschoolnumbers.com doesn't factor differences in school rigor


Neither do law schools. HTH.

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby jweezy » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:19 pm

So a 3.8 At an Ivy League school is weighted the same as a 3.8 from state school? This can't be true

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby Davidbentley » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:20 pm

You're a lock here

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:21 pm

jweezy wrote:So a 3.8 At an Ivy League school is weighted the same as a 3.8 from state school? This can't be true


If it's an even comparison, yes, an ivy might get you in the door. But a 3.8 from Columbia won't get in over a 4.0 from Ohio State.

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:21 pm

jweezy wrote:So a 3.8 At an Ivy League school is weighted the same as a 3.8 from state school? This can't be true


jweezy wrote: but my school has pretty high grade inflation.


I think that when your GPA is borderline, they tend to be more forgiving if you went to a feeder school and have a great LSAT, but I don't think it helps outside of that.

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby Kionaltski » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:47 am

I'm going to have to disagree with some of the comments made. I go to Duke and have seen the stats of how our undergrads do getting into law school. As a whole, we do quite a bit better than our numbers alone might predict, especially to the top feeder schools. I would talk to your pre law adviser to get stats on how your particular school does if you are really interested

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby shoeshine » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:55 am

Come back with a real LSAT score.

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby Flips88 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:57 am

jweezy wrote:But I feel that lawschoolnumbers.com doesn't factor differences in school rigor

jweezy wrote: my school has pretty high grade inflation.


RIGOR!

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby rad lulz » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:11 am

jweezy wrote:and will probably hit at least 170 on the LSAT

lolk

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby Mal Reynolds » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:14 am

jweezy wrote:But I feel that lawschoolnumbers.com doesn't factor differences in school rigor


Undergrad is a joke everywhere. HTH.

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby soj » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:44 pm

You already have grade inflation and access to A+s. Liberal arts ivy UG isn't that rigorous.

Go to LSN for chances. Many users list what kind of school they went to, so pay attention to that if you want. HYSC are reaches with a 170. 172 should give you a good shot at C, and 173 should make it a lock. 175 would probably make you a lock for H.

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby romothesavior » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:41 pm

I would look at Chicago if you are looking for MOAR RIGOAR

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Re: Top Law Schools chance

Postby shredderrrrrr » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:06 pm

Kionaltski wrote:I'm going to have to disagree with some of the comments made. I go to Duke and have seen the stats of how our undergrads do getting into law school. As a whole, we do quite a bit better than our numbers alone might predict, especially to the top feeder schools. I would talk to your pre law adviser to get stats on how your particular school does if you are really interested


a. In the big picture, what UG you went to doesn't mean shit.
b. Pre-law advisors are the last person you should be going to for help.




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