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GPA that Law Schools Care About

GPA that Law Schools Care About
« on: March 10, 2009, 12:19:37 PM »
Which GPA do law schools look at for international students that have some US undergraduate grades?
I took two summers to take 4 courses (12 semester hours) in Georgetown while getting a BA in a foreign country.

In my LSAC Academic Summary Report's "undergraduate summary" I have a cumulative GPA of 3.76. My lower "foreign" GPA of 3.33 is listed under a separate file, JD Foreign CAS Evaluation. 

My guess (and hope!) is that they use the former for their ranking purposes!

Does anybody know anything about this?

Re: GPA that Law Schools Care About
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 07:03:16 PM »
Law schools don't care a bit about any GPA from any institution.

The only thing that they care about is your LSAT score.  Lucky for me, my LSAT was smokin' hot and my GPA was, too.  But a very close friend had an excellent GPA and a not-so-good LSAT and she's getting some tough news.  It really sucks because she's watching numbskulls with 2.9 GPAs get in, while she is having trouble.

Four years of hard work all down the drain, all because of the U.S. News and World Report.