Like many people on this forum, I will be applying to law school in the fall and I'm curious as to how my credentials "stack up" to students who have already been admitted to elite law schools and any advice/concerns you notice. Thank you in advance for reading/responding!
I will be taking the LSAT in June (although I anticipate a score between 155 and 165), and I have a ~3.9 GPA.
Other positive soft factors include the following:
Graduating Magna Cum Laude/top 7% of my class
University Honors Program/Senior Honors Project about Racism/White Privilege
Minors: Child Development and Criminal Justice
Student Government (ASI) Director leadership position for community engagement
50+ hours of community service in a service learning course (community service medal)
Camp counselor for underprivileged children (competitive program) I also received a scholarship award for my contributions (I was 1 of 2 recipients of 40+ applications)
Worked two years at my university's childcare center
Mentor with OnTrack America (mentor a child with a parent(s) in prison and keep them "on track.")
Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honors Society)
Phi Kappa Phi (GPA)
National Society of Collegiate Scholars (GPA)
Golden Key International (GPA)
Honors Student Activities Council (recipient of most community service award for 2013)
Delta Zeta sorority
Queer Straight Alliance
I have gay parents
I go to a moderately competitive state university in CA
My LSAT score will likely be well below Ivy League medians
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I would try for as many T14s as you can. I scored a 164, 3.9 GPA, strong softs like you have , AA female and was accepted into all of the T14s that I applied to(Harvard, NYU, Penn, Duke, UVA, Michigan). I would say your chances are better than you think especially if you apply early because they want students who have an interesting background and will bring an interesting perspective to the school. You may want to look up which schools weigh GPA more heavily than LSAT scores if you are limited in funds for the application fees.
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