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Advice on Law School Picks
« on: July 10, 2004, 06:25:38 PM »
So I got my LSATs back and made a 156, much lower then what I was getting on my practice tests.  Although, I do have a 3.8 from a top University.  Also, Im applying as a minority.  I know if I want Georgetown or Univ of Michigan Im gonna have to retake it, but is there a chance of University of Washington St. Louis or University of Minnesota?  Please be honest and realistic need to decide on whether to retake or not.

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Re: Advice on Law School Picks
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2004, 07:01:32 PM »
Looking at Minnesota's 25/75 split (160/165) and its favorable acceptance rate, I would say that your numbers, taken together with your URM status, give you a reasonable shot.  I am not too sure about Wash U, although I cannot imagine your chances there would be much worse than at Minnesota.
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Re: Advice on Law School Picks
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2004, 07:03:55 PM »
Schools like Berkeley and U of Washington (in Seattle) will take a low LSAT and a good GPA.  I know there are others. 

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Re: Advice on Law School Picks
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2004, 07:24:30 PM »
So I got my LSATs back and made a 156, much lower then what I was getting on my practice tests.  Although, I do have a 3.8 from a top University.  Also, Im applying as a minority.  I know if I want Georgetown or Univ of Michigan Im gonna have to retake it, but is there a chance of University of Washington St. Louis or University of Minnesota?  Please be honest and realistic need to decide on whether to retake or not.

Thanks guys

Check out their respective admission indices.  Plug your numbers into the formula and weigh your output against the 75% LSAT/GPA output.

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Re: Advice on Law School Picks
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2004, 07:35:59 PM »
What about the opposite.  I've got a 2.5 GPA to deal with.  Do you know?

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Re: Advice on Law School Picks
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2004, 07:38:43 PM »
Hey ThinknPositive how do I plug my numbers in and measure against different schools indices?

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2004, 07:43:22 PM »
What about the opposite.  I've got a 2.5 GPA to deal with.  Do you know?

Thanks...

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certain schools are lsat whores, check out their respective indices.  
Compare GPA 's constant to LSAT's constant.  

Here's 2000's.

http://www.uiowa.edu/~030116/prelaw/lawschools00.htm

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Re: Advice on Law School Picks
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2004, 07:44:43 PM »
Hey ThinknPositive how do I plug my numbers in and measure against different schools indices?

Use a calculator?   ;)

The only two variables are your LSAT and your GPA.  Now plug in the 75% LSAT/GPA for the school you are interested in.  If your index is higher, then you're in good shape.

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Re: Advice on Law School Picks
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2004, 08:15:53 PM »
yea, like whats the formula I use? Does it vary from school to school, and if it does where do I get that info. (Sorry if Im getting annoying just new to all this) Thanks.


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Re: Advice on Law School Picks
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2004, 08:45:34 PM »
You could just plug your numbers into http://www.chiashu.com/lsat.html  that will give you a rough idea.