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jefgreen

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Are law schools admissions just a numbers game?
« on: December 06, 2008, 09:55:35 PM »
When applying to college, you really only need to get a high SAT score and a high GPA and you are golden. Is this the same for LS admissions? Granted the applicant has a 3.5+ GPA couple with a high LSAT score.

I am a college freshman btw. Looking into a few career paths. Just want to know how admissions works.

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Re: Are law schools admissions just a numbers game?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 09:57:41 PM »
Get straight A's in college and kill the LSAT and you can go to practically any school you want.

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Re: Are law schools admissions just a numbers game?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 11:52:04 PM »
I think the short answer is "yes"...

From what I've seen, at least, the long answer also appears to be "yes"...
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Re: Are law schools admissions just a numbers game?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008, 12:19:04 AM »
mostly. if you're in the middle numerically for a school, the rest of your application might matter more than it would otherwise.

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Re: Are law schools admissions just a numbers game?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008, 12:41:12 AM »
I disagree that college was a numbers game, although I suppose that depends on where you went.  My university certainly required more than GPA and SATs...you had to be pretty stellar extracurricularly, as well.

I agree with you on the law school point, however.  Absolutely 100% of all that matters is your GPA and LSAT, unless you are shooting for Yale.  Yale cares that you save the world, too.
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Re: Are law schools admissions just a numbers game?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008, 12:50:46 AM »
I disagree that college was a numbers game, although I suppose that depends on where you went.  My university certainly required more than GPA and SATs...you had to be pretty stellar extracurricularly, as well.

I agree with you on the law school point, however.  Absolutely 100% of all that matters is your GPA and LSAT, unless you are shooting for Yale.  Yale cares that you save the world, too.

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Re: Are law schools admissions just a numbers game?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2008, 12:59:15 AM »
I've seen lovebutton. She's yet to acknowledge my presence.

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Re: Are law schools admissions just a numbers game?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2008, 10:53:05 AM »
the self-tar makes me relatively easy to identify.   ;)
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Re: Are law schools admissions just a numbers game?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2008, 10:04:50 PM »
the self-tar makes me relatively easy to identify.   ;)

you don't really look much like that particular photo.

this is probably a bit more accurate:



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Re: Are law schools admissions just a numbers game?
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2008, 09:31:59 AM »