Just curious about my projected chances at attending any of the Top 20 Law schools....
I have 3.3 combined GPA of both my majors (Political Science/Economics) and have been working (as a legal assistant) for a law firm for 4 1/2 years (working 30+ hours per week). Having taken a practice LSAT exam (cold), I scored a 168. I project that my actual score will be 170.
Hypothetically, if I maintain an LSAT score of 170, what are my chances of getting into any of the Top 20 (USC and UCLA being my top prospects).
The LSAC calculator can estimate your chances, but it can be inaccurate at times. https://officialguide.lsac.org/release/OfficialGuide_Default.aspx
It does use actual acceptance data, though. This changes if you are a URM.
According to LSAT, you have less than a 25% chance of admission at Boston, Texas, USC (~25%), Cornell, Northwestern, UCLA (~15%), Michigan, New York, Duke, Virginia, Penn, and Harvard. (No chance at Harvard). You have a between a 25% and 50% chance at Notre Dame, Vandy, Washington, Illinois, Boston College, Minnesota, William and Mary, Alabama.
Stanford doesn't participate (you have virtually no chance)
Berkeley doesn't participate (you have virtually no chance)
You've got a ~65% chance at UC Davis, ~60 at Hastings, ~80% at Loyola, ~90% at pepperdine and about 100% at all the other California schools.