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Finished with two full years of undergrad at UCI with an LSAC GPA of 3.73 (undergrad GPA of 3.63). Upward trend (3.45 freshman year, 3.9 sophomore year) and hopefully nearing 3.8 by the end of my junior year.

I currently have pretty much no soft factors/EC's. Interviewed for a few internships at law firms and probably interning in DC for a quarter in the coming year, so I'll have admittedly weak but at least relevant softs.

What LSAT score would get me in a comfortable range for UCLA law? My counselor said 175? I'm feeling pressure to do well on the LSAT, so a target range would help.

Responses much appreciated.

I'm a second year now, going to be a junior next year.

Does it matter what professor you get a letter of rec from (like the type of class they teach and lower or upper div?) and what year should I start looking at (now, 3rd or 4th?)

Law School Admissions / Re: Extra Curriculars/Volunteer Work
« on: April 30, 2009, 05:09:05 PM »
is there any way you can get into law school with no ec's/volunteer work?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: June vs. October lsat
« on: April 07, 2009, 12:31:25 AM »
Is it detrimental to try and take the June LSAT if you're on the quarter system or should I wait until October?

Law School Admissions / Undergrad Sophmore looking for advice on EC's
« on: April 03, 2009, 12:19:09 PM »
Hi, I'm a second year Poli Sci major at UC Irvine. My undergrad gpa is 3.62 and my LSAC gpa right now is 3.74.

I know GPA/LSAT are the overwhelming factors in the admissions process but I don't know where to look for extracurricular/"soft" factors. I have little work experience besides work at a library I did in high school and I'm in no clubs or anything like that.

What would be some good EC's to take part in? Internship, UCDC (travel to DC for an internship during a quarter) or a part-time job somewhere during the summer? Do clubs matter? Any feedback on the matter is appreciated.

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