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Graduate School Grades

Graduate School Grades
« on: September 30, 2009, 06:59:29 PM »
I understand how undergrad GPA is handled, but what about graduate school GPA?  I have a master's and a Ph.D. with excellent GPAs, but not so good undergrad GPA.  I assumed they wouldn't care about my undergrad GPA, with a Ph.D. and all, but the law school credential service says that it only summarizes undergrad transcripts and GPAs, not grad school ones.

Also, I does anyone know how much pull a Ph.D. gives you when applying?  I haven't taken the LSAT yet, but it seems silly given that I've already published my own original research, but I don't pretend to understand what law schools are looking for.

Re: Graduate School Grades
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2009, 10:44:38 PM »
I don't mean to be harsh, but from what I know, a graduate degree will not mitigate a poor GPA.

For one, graduate GPAs tend to be inflated. Secondly, I base this opinion from what I've heard in other forums.


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Re: Graduate School Grades
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009, 06:25:50 AM »
Yeah, it's silly, but they don't put much weight into graduate school grades. A Phd is a nice soft-factor though. A technical Phd probably makes you a great candidate for IP law.