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LSAT horror stories / Weighing GPA vs. LSAT?
« on: October 26, 2004, 07:16:54 PM »
The official line I have heard is that admission committees weigh your GPA and LSAT equally.  However, after talking to several friends that are lawyers, they said if you have a strong LSAT and a average/weak GPA, then they want to know why you haven't applied yourself in college.  On the other hand, they said if you have a low LSAT and a high GPA then conditions are more favorable for admission.  Has anyone else have any information/thoughts on the matter?  I guess I am just trying to come to grips with how 4 years of work can be weighed equally with 4 hours of test.  I'd appreciate your input!

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LSAT horror stories / Re: Advice -- High GPA/ Low LSAT
« on: October 26, 2004, 07:09:18 PM »
You are not alone.  I am in the same boat: 3.99 UGPA and 152 LSAT.  I am taking the test again in December, more to prove to myself that it was not an anomaly.  Your credentials sound impressive to me.  You should apply to UT anyway and see what they come back with.  I've knocked a couple of school off my list, but I am still applying to UGA, which was my first choice. Never know until you try...

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LSAT horror stories / Re: high GPA, bombed lsat
« on: October 26, 2004, 07:05:16 PM »
ellsnyu:

I am in the same boat as you.  I have a good UGPA (3.99) and a horrible LSAT score (152).  I plan on taking it again in December more to prove to MYSELF that it was an anomaly.  Your high GPA/low LSAT just goes to show that a standardized test is not an accurate indicator of how well a student will do in an academic setting.  Determination, commmitment, and drive are everything!

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Badar:

Sounds like you are in good shape, despite your recent LSAT score.  (Don't feel like you are alone: I have a 3.9 UGPA and scored a 152.)  Your credentials show that you are highly motivated and committed to your education.  The recommendations are equally impressive and so is your published work.  I say shoot for the stars and apply anywhere you want!

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LSAT horror stories / Re: did anyone actually NOT bomb this frickin test?
« on: October 26, 2004, 06:53:55 PM »
funnyfunny, smurf83, and cal99813:

We're all in the same boat.  I scored low 150's, eight points lower than my practice tests.  And to pour salt in my wound, I only missed two on the analytical reasoning section.  The logical reasoning section is what killed me.  Hence, I have ordered the Powerscore Logical Reasoning Bible in hopes that it will help for the December test.  Just wanted you three to know that you are not alone -- there are others in the world that share your misery right now! :-[

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LSAT horror stories / Re: lsat 147/GPA 3.44
« on: October 26, 2004, 06:41:10 PM »
esaundu1 and planejane:

You are not alone...I'm right there with you.  I have a 3.99 UGPA in history but just scored a 152 on the Oct04 LSAT.  It was disappointing and frustrating at the same time, because I never scored that low on any of my practice tests.  I'll be taking it again in December to try to improve on it.  It just goes to show that the LSAT is no real indicator of how a student will perform in an academic setting.

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