Worth the trouble?

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kevgogators
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Worth the trouble?

Postby kevgogators » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:29 pm

Seeking some advice, here's a quick run down.

I have a uGPA of 3.7+, but got rektd by some old HS dual enrollment and CC classes I took while working full-time.

My LSAC GPA is sitting at a modest 3.45. I have enough credits to graduate, but I intentionally put it off. If I take an extra semester of classes I can bring it up to a 3.50, but it'd have to be a heavy load..like 19 credits.

I'm just wondering if the all the effort is justifiable or pointless given the marginal return? I feel that a 3.5 looks a fuck-load better than a 3.45 but maybe I'm over quantifying it.

BTW,
Aiming for T-14.
URM, non-AA
Took June LSAT...Score pending.
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JonTheMandamus
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Re: Worth the trouble?

Postby JonTheMandamus » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:35 pm

For the schools you're aiming for, I don't think it'll make much of a difference. It might marginally if your lsat score happens to sit on the border for percentile cutoffs. If we were talking about a 0.20 jump, that would be a different story, but 0.05 is really not much of a difference.

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Re: Worth the trouble?

Postby JonTheMandamus » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:36 pm

Edit: Don't forget to consider the amount of opportunity cost you have for putting off your application cycle for an additional year. You lose out on a year's worth of salary.

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Re: Worth the trouble?

Postby dudders » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:37 pm

Wait and see what your LSAT is. You'd obviously need a killer LSAT score to have a shot at T-14 with either of those GPAs. I'd run both GPAs and probable/actual LSATs through Law School Predictor and see if it looks like it'll make any (worthwhile) difference.

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Re: Worth the trouble?

Postby kevgogators » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:46 pm

dudders wrote:Wait and see what your LSAT is. You'd obviously need a killer LSAT score to have a shot at T-14 with either of those GPAs. I'd run both GPAs and probable/actual LSATs through Law School Predictor and see if it looks like it'll make any (worthwhile) difference.



I wish I could, but registration ends well before score release..the decision has to be made blind. I was PTing in the lower 170's and feel good about test day, although you can never be too sure.

I'll play w/ the numbers. Thanks

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Re: Worth the trouble?

Postby BigZuck » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:30 pm

Use www.mylsn.info

Not law school predictor




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