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Applying to Law School => Law School Admissions => Topic started by: Sreya on July 30, 2017, 02:03:50 AM

Title: Low International GPA - Any Chance for Law Schools?
Post by: Sreya on July 30, 2017, 02:03:50 AM

Hello all,

I am an international applicant (from India) with a low GPA. I have a lower 2nd division (53% out of 100) akin to a UK 2:2 in my Hons. The WES equivalent to my  GPA is roughly coming as 2.3-2.4.
 
I have no failing grade however . In my first two years I had a third division, and in my last year I improved my grades quite a bit and scored a high 2:2 - leading to an aggregate 53%.

In my defense , my University is known to have one of the harshest grading curve ever - the median is 2.0 to 2.6. And I had rather poor studying methods which didn't work in my favour.

I have scored a 165 in my LSAT diagnostic. Of course I know that indicates nothing, as plenty of people had good to amazing scores on the first LSAT diagnosis and went on to score below average or meh LSAT scores.

Though I have no failing grade, I am fearing that my CAS/LSDAS GPA might come to below 2.0. I cant find anyone from UK or India who have applied to US Law schools with grades similar to mine. Hypothetically in the worst case scenario - less than 2.0 LSDAS/CAS GPA, can I end up somewhere worth going, if I can get a 170+ LSAT?

If there are any LSDAS experts/veterans here or any UK/Indian applicant here who can help me predict an approx CAS score, I'd be grateful. Because if the aforementioned worst case scenario does occur then, I don't know if a high LSAT would save me.

Given my disastrous UGPA, I am not contemplating T1 schools. A good T2 50-90 will be more than enough for me. With a good LSAT is a good T2 law school reachable?

Please help. Thank you. 
Title: Re: Low International GPA - Any Chance for Law Schools?
Post by: everydayimstudying on October 25, 2017, 08:37:28 AM
You should consult with experts on the LSAT and law school admissions. There are things you can do to help your score and make your application stronger to better your odds. There is a free webinar tonight at 7pm EST that you should look into. https://goo.gl/KDwFzQ