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middle of the class at Cornell to... ?

middle of the class at Cornell to... ?
« on: January 12, 2009, 11:06:06 AM »
i went to a good undergrad school with a passable GPA and got a 169 lsat.

what are my options?

thanks.

Re: middle of the class at Cornell to... ?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 11:07:46 AM »
Who cares about your undergrad work and LSAT if you are now a law student.  Do you have anything lined up for 1L summer?

Re: middle of the class at Cornell to... ?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 11:09:06 AM »
heard that undergrad work is sometimes taken into consideration, but i could be wrong.

nothing lined up yet, have had one firm interview thus far and am waiting for results.

Re: middle of the class at Cornell to... ?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 12:13:14 PM »
Very rarely will anyone care about your undegrad and nobody will ever care about your LSAT score.  I sincerely hope you didn't put it on your resume as that is just tacky.


Re: middle of the class at Cornell to... ?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009, 03:04:24 PM »
by "it" are you trying to refer to the lsat score, or to the undergrad gpa? or did you instead mean something like "it all" by "it," encompassing both the lsat score and the undergrad gpa? furthermore i'm not sure if your usage of "that" refers to the tackiness of the score itself, or if you are trying to say that the action of putting the score on the res is itself tacky. please clarify.

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Re: middle of the class at Cornell to... ?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 03:05:45 PM »
Very rarely will anyone care about your undegrad and nobody will ever care about your LSAT score.  I sincerely hope you didn't put it on your resume as that is just tacky.



They do when you transfer, which is what I think the OP is talking about, since this is under the "transferring" section of the board.

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Re: middle of the class at Cornell to... ?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 05:55:14 PM »
i went to a good undergrad school with a passable GPA and got a 169 lsat.

what are my options?

thanks.

If you're talking about transferring, the answer is you can't transfer anywhere worth transferring to.

Re: middle of the class at Cornell to... ?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 06:59:52 PM »
jets:

thanks. does your comment include lateral xfers?

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Re: middle of the class at Cornell to... ?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2009, 07:18:40 PM »
jets:

thanks. does your comment include lateral xfers?


Yes and no. I think you MAY be able to pull off a lateral transfer at the median if you have good reasons to transfer to the school, but the odds are somewhat against you because the lateral schools will be more inclined to take the guy who was top of his class at a Tier 2.

But I said what I said because median at Cornell gets you a lateral school at best, and a worse school at worst; so I don't think it's worth it either way.

Cornell's a fine school; why would you want to transfer?

Re: middle of the class at Cornell to... ?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2009, 06:41:21 AM »
Very rarely will anyone care about your undegrad and nobody will ever care about your LSAT score.  I sincerely hope you didn't put it on your resume as that is just tacky.



They do when you transfer, which is what I think the OP is talking about, since this is under the "transferring" section of the board.

Actually, with the exception of Harvard and a few others, most T14 schools don't ask for your LSAT when transferring.