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LilyQ

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I have two degrees, and applying to law school
« on: January 02, 2005, 10:23:30 PM »
Maybe someone is in the same position as me, and can give me some advice about applying to law school.

I have a B.A. and finishing my second degree this year. The reason I went back to school was because my grades during my first stint were bad (yeah, pretty bad). I 've done better this time around with a 3.6 gpa. My LSAT score is 161. I want to apply to law school next November, but not sure of my chances because of my record with my first degree.

Anyone have any input on my particular situation?
Thanks!

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Re: I have two degrees, and applying to law school
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2005, 10:30:52 PM »
Its going to depend on your overall undergraduate GPA as calculated by LSAC.

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Re: I have two degrees, and applying to law school
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2005, 12:46:59 AM »
Its going to depend on your overall undergraduate GPA as calculated by LSAC.

so the combined GPA of my two degrees? yikes  :-\
anyone out there in the same boat as me?

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Re: I have two degrees, and applying to law school
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2005, 01:21:10 AM »
it also depends where u want to go to school...a 161 even with a low gpa will get you in a lot of places.

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Re: I have two degrees, and applying to law school
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2005, 08:59:49 AM »
Does anyone know if courses I took online with my university are viewed differently by law schools?

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Re: I have two degrees, and applying to law school
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2005, 09:18:49 AM »
Its going to depend on your overall undergraduate GPA as calculated by LSAC.

so the combined GPA of my two degrees? yikes  :-\
anyone out there in the same boat as me?

The LSAC does not combine the GPA of the two degrees. Only the GPA of your first degree counts. I have two bachelor's degrees. Only the gpa from my first degree is used by LSAC to calculate my gpa.

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Re: I have two degrees, and applying to law school
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2005, 09:25:21 AM »
Its going to depend on your overall undergraduate GPA as calculated by LSAC.

so the combined GPA of my two degrees? yikes  :-\
anyone out there in the same boat as me?

The LSAC does not combine the GPA of the two degrees. Only the GPA of your first degree counts. I have two bachelor's degrees. Only the gpa from my first degree is used by LSAC to calculate my gpa.

so basically my second degree is a waste?  :-\

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Re: I have two degrees, and applying to law school
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2005, 09:33:52 AM »
Its going to depend on your overall undergraduate GPA as calculated by LSAC.

so the combined GPA of my two degrees? yikes  :-\
anyone out there in the same boat as me?

The LSAC does not combine the GPA of the two degrees. Only the GPA of your first degree counts. I have two bachelor's degrees. Only the gpa from my first degree is used by LSAC to calculate my gpa.

so basically my second degree is a waste?  :-\

Well, yes - it's a waste if your entire goal was to bring up your LSAC GPA for law school applications. That's the only reason you got your second degree? Surely not.

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Re: I have two degrees, and applying to law school
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2005, 02:02:08 PM »
LilyQ, are you applying to Canadian or US Schools?  Because it is different.  Canadian schools have nothing to do with LSAC, and both your degrees will count.  If you clarify, I can tell you exactly what will happen.

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Re: I have two degrees, and applying to law school
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2005, 11:30:08 PM »
LilyQ, are you applying to Canadian or US Schools?  Because it is different.  Canadian schools have nothing to do with LSAC, and both your degrees will count.  If you clarify, I can tell you exactly what will happen.
Cheeks,

I will be applying to Canadian schools. Any information about the process will be appreciated. Thanks!