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Is the Lsat/gpa a good predictor of my chances...

Is the Lsat/gpa a good predictor of my chances...
« on: October 20, 2007, 08:21:55 PM »
if I was an engineering major in college and I have a masters in engineering?  I mean how much of a boost is it?  I'd like to get into BC but my lsat 163(retaking in dec) and my gpa 3.43 shows I don't have a very good chance.  BC lsat avg is 164 and 3.44 is their low range for gpa

gclemen1

Re: Is the Lsat/gpa a good predictor of my chances...
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007, 09:50:06 PM »
I don't know specifically how much of a boost it is, but everyone on the admissions committees realizes how tough science and engineering degrees are to confer...it should give you quite a boost from what I have heard

Re: Is the Lsat/gpa a good predictor of my chances...
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007, 12:44:43 AM »
No, it gives no boost at all. While schools recognize technical degrees are difficult, that is canceled out by the fact that a technical education does not prepare you well for all the reading and writing that takes place in law school.

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Re: Is the Lsat/gpa a good predictor of my chances...
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2007, 03:57:13 AM »
Should make absolutely no difference on your chances at admission.  From what I understand, beyond your LSAT/GPA, everyone has a blank slate unless they're a URM or grew up in disadvantaged circumstances.