deadpoetnsp wrote:Nova wrote:deadpoetnsp wrote:. Your foreign UG GPA will count as a zero/blank/null for admissions purposes. You can consider it to be a 3.3 (B+ average) since it neither helps nor hurts law school ranks.
If you want to use Law School Numbers, plug in a 3.3 to get the most accurate results. Using the schools median GPA, as you did with H above, will lead to wrong predictions. Your age won't hurt you.
I agree with everything in your post except the 3.3 part. Certainly, having been through a cycle yourself with a forign UGPA, you have much more personal experiance than I. However a 3.3 is shit relative to the top law schools. Not helping or hurting their ranks = median. IMO, 3.3 would give a conservative and rather pessimistic prediction. plugging in an A-, 3.66, would probably result in more accurate chances.
Mathematically, you are absolutely correct. But what happened with me was I was not even wait-listed at "strong-consider" (using school medians) schools, but flat-out denied. Maybe since the T14s are at the extremes of the bell curve, I think the law of averages enters the twilight zone. Or my interpretation of consider/strong consider as "waitlist" is incorrect. Or my overall application was weird or something
With median gpa mylsn.info yields some chance even with an upper 160s lsat at the very top lschools.
Considering how clear number driven law school admission appears to be, there could be a form of correction they apply to foreign ug gpa. I am not sure if they can paint all foreign ug gpa with the same brush marking them as median for admission purposes.