Do I need to take the LSAT

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Do I need to take the LSAT

Post by 123qwer » Sat May 16, 2020 2:49 pm

Undergrad: Tulane
GPA: 3.58 in non-STEM major
Test Score: GRE - 335
Work Experience: 7 years as a green beret + 1.5 years in a competitive tech product manager role at Facebook/Google/Netflix etc.
Other info: I'm going to HBS/GSB already and will only be applying to the law school at the same institution of my business school. I've already taken the GRE and I'm now debating whether I should take the LSAT. My GRE score is very competitive, but from what I understand the GRE isn't valued as much as LSAT, despite what schools say. Given my GRE score, I'm assuming I can score above the median for my school on the LSAT, but I understand the LSAT is more difficult and its no guarantee.

Any thoughts on whether I need to take the LSAT in order to be competitive or can my profile stand on its own? I'm clearly going to be at the lower end of the GPA and undergrad school prestige spectrum, but I'm hoping that my competitive work experience and admission to the business school will give me a chance.


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Re: Do I need to take the LSAT

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Sat May 16, 2020 9:20 pm

Why do you even want to go to law school? LSAT or no, and even with your pretty good softs, you'll have a hard time getting in at either Harvard or Stanford because of your GPA. A score in the high 170s might help you overcome that but it's easier said than done and probably not worthwhile anyway unless you have a concrete reason to need the JD.

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