3.98 GPA/ 156 LSAT

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cmd1012
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3.98 GPA/ 156 LSAT

Postby cmd1012 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:54 pm

Hi everyone,

Like a lot of people have posted, I am pretty disappointed about my October LSAT score of a 156. I am a senior at Northwestern, and I have a 3.98 GPA, with a lot of extracurriculars and awards. I know that retaking the test is probably the best option, but as you all can see, I don't generally do well on standardized tests. So, forgetting about retaking the test for a moment, are there any good schools that I can still get into? I really appreciate any suggestions!

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Re: 3.98 GPA/ 156 LSAT

Postby Mikey1 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:56 pm

My friend had the same exact numbers as you and he is now at GW. However, he is Hispanic, so that may have helped, and he applied super early.

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Re: 3.98 GPA/ 156 LSAT

Postby TaoTao » Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:03 pm

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Re: 3.98 GPA/ 156 LSAT

Postby cmd1012 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:49 pm

Mike295855 and TaoTao,

Thank you so much for your responses; I feel much more optimistic than I did when I first saw my score. An addendum is a great idea, TaoTao. Do you have any suggestions for schools I should apply to?

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Re: 3.98 GPA/ 156 LSAT

Postby TaoTao » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:12 pm

well are you willing to go to the best school that takes you or are you interested in a region in particular?

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Re: 3.98 GPA/ 156 LSAT

Postby cmd1012 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:50 pm

I live in the Chicago area, but I am definitely willing to go to the best school that takes me.

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Re: 3.98 GPA/ 156 LSAT

Postby TaoTao » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:58 pm

hard reach: GW and GT (apply to the part time and full time programs at the same time), even Texas and maybe Northwestern
reach: BC, BU, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Target: UC Hastings, William and Mary
kinda safeties: Florida, Miami, Santa Clara

Remember you have an amazing GPA from a good school, so underscore it whenever possible. Write a very good addendum for your LSAT, substantiate it with a good example of why your performance on standardized tests does not reflect your true abilities. If you do applu to NW make sure to impress them during the interview. Good luck!

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Re: 3.98 GPA/ 156 LSAT

Postby muddywaters » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:02 pm

i think the targets are reaches, to be honest.

but good list overall...maybe get rid of a couple of reaches.

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Re: 3.98 GPA/ 156 LSAT

Postby AMW » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:46 pm

Hey,

I'm in a pretty similar boat. 3.8 GPA/156 LSAT. I went to Santa Clara University, and SCU Law is kinda my first choice. I was an English major. I won lots of awards (for English composition and poetry) and was in the University Honors Program. I've worked the past three years as a technical writer for a software database company in Silicon Valley. Going to try and leverage that to my advance. I want to practice IP law.

The schools I'm applying to:

Reach: UC Hastings, UC Davis, Boalt
Target: Santa Clara University, Arizona State, USF, USD
Safety: University of the Pacific, Golden Gate, Gonzaga

Do those schools sound pretty reasonable?




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