Where should I go next fall? / Re: How important is the Undergraduate school reputation in the admission decisi« on: March 09, 2005, 12:16:45 AM »
Not to sound like a complete dork, but before I applied to law school i read a lot on the admissions process. And whether you like it or not, your undergraduate school is very important. The book, "So You Want to be a Lawyer", put out by the LSAC spells it out point blank concerning admission criteria, "...other factors--namely the undergraduate school you attended." (p. 30) In addition(regarding choosing an undergraduate school), "You will want to enroll in a college or university that is able to stand on its own merits as an institution that will demand the best of you." All things being equal, major, LSAT and GPA, say a 163/3.8, from a highly respected school versus someone with the same GPA from a school that had a reputation of less academic rigor, the student from the highly respected school wins all the time. I think your undergraduate school matters when it is time to cut the pack down.