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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2004, 07:16:06 AM »
It will probably give you some kind of boost
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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2004, 10:35:34 AM »
It's funny, we really don't obsess about numbers in Canada like you guys do in the States.

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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2004, 12:31:47 PM »
I graduated with a 2.75 GPA in computer engineering; the average GPA of a graduate with this major at my school was a 2.3. I got a 171 on the LSAT. Do I have a good chance getting into an average law school such as Alabama, where they regularly admit people with mid 150s on the LSAT? What is the best law school(s) I could probably get into to?

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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2004, 04:57:23 PM »
Quite frankly who gives a *&^%! Smith is a better school anyway and your scores are not that bad you idiot there are people who are in a worse boat than you so stop complaining.

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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2004, 04:40:18 AM »
LSAT is not nearly as important in Canada due to the fact that we have more stringent undergrad schools with much lower averages.  Grade inflation is not a serious issue here. Thus, the LSAT is weighed anywhere from 70% from U of A to 20% from York (if you have a 4 year undergrad under your belt). 

At many universities in Canada a low GPA will keep you out unless you have a 99% LSAT score. 

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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2004, 08:46:08 AM »
I graduated with a 2.75 GPA in computer engineering; the average GPA of a graduate with this major at my school was a 2.3. I got a 171 on the LSAT. Do I have a good chance getting into an average law school such as Alabama, where they regularly admit people with mid 150s on the LSAT? What is the best law school(s) I could probably get into to?

I think you have a chance at a top 25 school.  Just write an addendum explaining that the average GPA for your major was a 2.3.

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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2004, 09:06:32 AM »
The reason why most schools favor the LSAT more is that everyone took the same LSAT (or rather it was made by the same people) but colleges differ greatly.  This is also why splits have unpredictable outcomes.  Many schools see splits as smart people who are lazy (high LSAT low GPA) or Slow people who can study (high GPA low LSAT, slow because the LSAT is so heavily timed). 

I'm a split (169, 3.2) and it sucks.  Hopefully being a farm boy will help me look less lazy.  The best bet for splits is to apply to an insane amount of schools.  I'm stupid though so I only applied to three.
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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2004, 10:13:44 PM »
BTW,

Both of those sets of numbers 3.8, 160 and 3.1 170 would get you in the top tier, but the 170 has a chance to get into much better schools inside the top 25.

I agree, getting a 170 with a low GPA can sometimes be much better than a high GPA with low LSAT.  My friend had a 170/2.9 last year and got into UPENN!  So it does happen. 

I have a 2.86 with a 172 LSAT average.  Penn is my top choice.  Your friend is my new hero.  Thanks!  This post made my night... There is hope for me yet.

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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2004, 10:16:27 PM »
im praying for any top 14. this thread gives me a little bit of hope, but im not getting excited yet.

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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2004, 10:18:17 PM »
Lets continue the 2.9/174 string.

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