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Law School Admissions / Re: 4.06 / 170 - Where would you apply?
« on: June 27, 2005, 11:21:40 AM »
So are you saying it would many times be more beneficial to go to a school that does give A+ (as long as its reasonably well ranked/known) to begin with in the hopes of getting a 4.2 or 4.3 gpa which is significantly higher than the median or 75% at every law school including HYS?  Or does some sort of method exist for objectively comparing the two?

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Law School Admissions / Re: 4.06 / 170 - Where would you apply?
« on: June 27, 2005, 11:09:53 AM »
As a followup to the whole A+ thing - how do law schools reconcile A+ schools with those schools (I feel like its the majority) that do not give A+, for instance your max GPA is 4.33 on LSAC scale correct?  Do they use a ratio like 4.06/4.33 vs 3.78/4 for example to compare?

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Law School Admissions / Re: 4.06 / 170 - Where would you apply?
« on: June 27, 2005, 10:49:49 AM »
How do you have a 4.06? (just curious)
Are you from U of Iowa? I know they do A+.

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Law School Admissions / what are my chances at T14, brutally honest
« on: June 26, 2005, 10:16:42 PM »
First of all I would like to say that I am not trying to be arrogant or anything when I say that I have good numbers, so please don't flame!

Anyways my numbers are:
LSAT: 173
GPA: 3.92 (Top 40 Private in Electrical Engineering)

LORS: Pretty good/solid
Work Experience: Solid (very presitigious internships)
Extracurriculars: Sorely lacking any leadership positions (just a smattering of random clubs)

I am kind of worried that my extracurriculars more or less suck, and I am applying straight out of undergrad so I really dont have much "life experience"

I feel that I have a great chance at schools 6-14, is that right?
What about at the top five especially the "holy trinity", what do you guys (and girls) think my chances are at those? (especially Harvard, wanted to go there my whole life).

I'm not a minority (White male)

Thanks in advance for the advice!

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