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Law School Admissions / Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:39:48 AM »
Let me ask you another question.

What is the best pizza chain?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:29:36 AM »
Let me ask you a question Mr. Rock

What percentage of an Ad-Coms decision should be based on undergrad GPA?


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Law School Admissions / Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:08:54 AM »
You do have a good point.  Complaining about the system on Law school discussion won't help my situation.  Just remember that I can focus on becoming the kind of lawyer I want to be at the same time as I complain about the system with strangers on a website.


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Law School Admissions / Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« on: April 02, 2008, 09:50:43 AM »
Thanks Dr. Phil. 
Maybe I'll wait a year and apply to law school again.  Then my personal statement can read, "See GPA and LSAT score, that's really all you need to know.  I would tell you why I'm a better candidate than my GPA suggests, but i'm too busy focusing on self improvement."


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Law School Admissions / Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« on: April 02, 2008, 09:43:22 AM »
Hmmn.. Yes yes I have low self esteem because of my B+ average and I'm trying to hide it with fautly logic! What should I say instead?   How about, I'm still going to be a kick-a$$ lawyer even though I didn't get into a T1 school. 


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Law School Admissions / Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« on: April 02, 2008, 09:29:40 AM »
One good reason why Undergrad GPA doesn't predict Law GPA is because while everyone who goes to harvard has a high undergrad GPA, they don't all have a high law GPA because of the nature of law school.
It's probable that if a 3.0 student went to harvard they would suck, but I doubt there is a strong correlation if you were just comparing undergrad 3.8 students and 4.0 students.

Everyone loves to say that ad-coms use LSAT and GPA because ALL STUDENTS HAVE THEM.
I didn't every say that ad-coms shouldn't use those factors, and I never said that I deserve to go to a better school.
My point is that you won't be a better lawyer than me just because you had a higher undergrad GPA. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« on: April 01, 2008, 02:21:31 PM »

Your GPA is an indicator of your ability to be responsible and do the work that is asked of you for four years. Whether or not you think that some GPAs are worth more than others, depending on the school or program of study, GPAs are still very important. Unlinke the LSAT, the GPA measures your acheivment over four years, 35-40 courses, with hundredes of graded assigments asssed by a variety of different people. Certainly, you can game the system and get a better GPA by doing less work (avoiding profs who are reputed to be hard graders, etc.), but hell--gaming the system is a useful skill that can make you a more successful attorney.

If the GPA is from a reputable school with a rigorous course of study, then it means a whole lot more than the LSAT.


And congrats on your high GPA.  You are awesome and I'm sure you're super responsible.

I've been a 4.0 student in some semesters and a 3.0 student in others, I recognize that the difference really isn't that substantial. 
if you slack off your freshman year of undergrad, it doesn't mean that you'll slack off in law school.

People don't really change, but motivations change a whole lot.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« on: April 01, 2008, 01:46:09 PM »
Someone needs to rickroll this thread.

Stewie got a high GPA at an ivy-league school so he doesn't like talking about this.




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Law School Admissions / Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« on: April 01, 2008, 01:27:24 PM »

I agree. Where'd 25% come from?

the arse.

Yeah that's basically correct. I just think it's pretty much split into 4 categories, 25% each..
Intelligence, work ethic, personality/charisma, motivation.
 It's not science, just a fart of information.




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Law School Admissions / Re: Top 14 vs everyone else
« on: April 01, 2008, 01:04:01 PM »
landing high paying job =/= good attorney

however, i do agree that a high LSAT will open more doors for you. i think that's what you're getting at. i don't think i'd describe it has predictive of being a good attorney though.

You're right.  There is a big difference between financial success of an attorney and effectiveness.
I do think that the ability to do well on the LSAT does indicate a good level of intelligence and critical thinking skills.
That's why I think it makes up 25% of being a good lawyer.

Either way,  GPA means way less than most people think.

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