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low undergrad gpa, strong extracurriculars...taking lsat
« on: June 18, 2010, 08:20:32 PM »
Hello All,
I would really appreciate some guidance on where I would fit in for law school.  I am well aware that my undergrad gpa of 2.4 won't take me far but it was from a prestigious university (if that helps at all...) I'm in the midst of studying for the LSAT and am really concerned that my low gpa will ruin my chances for acceptance.
Before I spent wayy too much money on LSAT tutoring and such...I'd really like some advice....
I have a very strong extracurricular resume, as I was an all american scholarshiped college athlete (one of the many reasons why my gpa was so low), have spent 2 years sucessfully in the business world, and have a LONG LIST of volunteer projects.
Everyone keeps saying make sure my LSAT scores are above 160 & hopefully that will happen but what if it doesn't??
Any advice, ideas to help me stand out as a candidate would be so helpful!
Thank you!

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Re: low undergrad gpa, strong extracurriculars...taking lsat
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 10:39:40 AM »
It sounds like you'd be better suited to an MBA 8)

Its really hard to say what your chances would be with x lsat score as huge splits get a bit unpredictable.  I think with a really, really strong lsat (mid 170s) you'd have a shot at T14, but that's just a guess.
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Re: low undergrad gpa, strong extracurriculars...taking lsat
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 09:29:05 AM »
The LSAC has a free practice LSAT on its website at http://lsac.org/LSAT/lsat-prep-materials.asp.  Take it to get an idea of where your score might be if you took the test for real. 

Or, you can see if Kaplan is offering a proctored practice test in your area.  The Kaplan practice test is free, but it's designed to give Kaplan a group of people to whom they can market their test prep courses.  At the end of the practice test, they'll offer you a discounted rate on the test prep classes.  Don't feel pressured to sign up -- they'll e-mail you more coupons later.

After you have an idea of what your LSAT score might be, go to the UGPA/LSAT search screen of the Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools at http://officialguide.lsac.org/ and plug in your numbers.

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Re: low undergrad gpa, strong extracurriculars...taking lsat
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 11:43:08 AM »
cooley is big on probono and volunteer work. http://www.cooley.edu  free to apply online.