4.13 outstanding softs, Rice grad but so so LSAT

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Jetdriver69
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4.13 outstanding softs, Rice grad but so so LSAT

Postby Jetdriver69 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:40 pm

Will graduate Summa Cum Laude at Rice but LSAT was 162 and don't have time for another. I studied my ass off for months with 168-175 PTs but the real test didn't click. Wanting UT Austin and to practice in oil and gas in Houston. I did a semester at London School of Economics, interned at House of Commons for a MP and did internships with US Representatives. Letters from former Harvard profs, Congressmen and Brit MP.

Will my GPA overcome the LSAT for UT?

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Re: 4.13 outstanding softs, Rice grad but so so LSAT

Postby FredJones » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:15 pm

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Re: 4.13 outstanding softs, Rice grad but so so LSAT

Postby LET'S GET IT » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:54 am

Probably not getting in at UT with that LSAT but not completely hopeless since they heavily prefer Texas residents. You aren't by chance a URM are you? That would increase your chances substantially.

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Re: 4.13 outstanding softs, Rice grad but so so LSAT

Postby midwest17 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:05 am

Jetdriver69 wrote:Will graduate Summa Cum Laude at Rice but LSAT was 162 and don't have time for another. I studied my ass off for months with 168-175 PTs but the real test didn't click. Wanting UT Austin and to practice in oil and gas in Houston. I did a semester at London School of Economics, interned at House of Commons for a MP and did internships with US Representatives. Letters from former Harvard profs, Congressmen and Brit MP.

Will my GPA overcome the LSAT for UT?


Unless your categories of LORs are overlapping, it sounds like you have a minimum of 5.

UT takes a maximum of three LORs. Under no circumstances should you exceed that limit.

Also, hopefully at least one of those "former Harvard profs" taught you in an actual academic setting. You need at least one academic LOR, especially as a KJD. The letters from Congressmen and the MP will only be helpful if they were your direct supervisors and can speak very specifically about you. "X interned in my office and was a great asset to the team" will be useless.

Also, it's false that you don't have time for another LSAT. You can take a year off and apply next cycle. You clearly won't have any trouble finding something to do to occupy that year. If you choose not to, fine, but at least acknowledge that you're making a choice not to raise your LSAT.

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Re: 4.13 outstanding softs, Rice grad but so so LSAT

Postby goldenflash19 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:40 am

Your GPA is good enough to attend Retake St. University. Don't waste that opportunity.

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Re: 4.13 outstanding softs, Rice grad but so so LSAT

Postby deadpanic » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:08 pm

Anecdotal, but knew someone with basically the exact same stats a couple years ago and they were waitlisted. If you did squeak in off the WL, Texas wouldn't be worth sticker anyways so retake.

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Re: 4.13 outstanding softs, Rice grad but so so LSAT

Postby deadpanic » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:12 pm

Oh yeah, and if George W. can't get into Texas Law with his softs, I doubt yours are going to carry you either.

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Re: 4.13 outstanding softs, Rice grad but so so LSAT

Postby Kitakk » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:42 am

On the off chance you haven't gotten this advice already: retake the LSAT and wait a year. Get a 170+ and go to HYS. Do not waste that GPA.

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Re: 4.13 outstanding softs, Rice grad but so so LSAT

Postby BigZuck » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:36 am

Kitakk wrote:On the off chance you haven't gotten this advice already: retake the LSAT and wait a year. Get a 170+ and go to HYS. Do not waste that GPA.


I loled

Clearly you missed his rage quit on one of his numerous threads




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