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(Message started by: Pat Nelson on May 22nd, 2006, 1:54pm)

Title: What Law Schools to look at
Post by Pat Nelson on May 22nd, 2006, 1:54pm
I am currently a junior at Stevens in NJ.  I am majoring in Mech Eng and thinking about IP Law.  That being said, my GPA is a 2.7. practice tests for the LSATs I've been mid160's.  I was wondering what Law School's I should be looking to apply to.  I don't know if they take it into their reasoning, but I'm also playing lacrosse.  Any feedback will be appreciated.

Title: Re: What Law Schools to look at
Post by JAYC on May 22nd, 2006, 2:05pm
I can answer your question since I just finished with the applying process.  From what I take, 90 percent of law school admissions is GPA and LSAT.  10 percent are soft factors such as major, school, work experience..etc.  

I am an EE and I thought that schools will take that into account for having a lower GPA....not true!

The only benefit of being a lacrosse player might be because you have something interesting to write about in your personal statement.

My advice to you is to bust your ass and do well on the LSAT, it's about the only controllable factor that's left.  With your 2.7, if you can score in the mid 160s or higher on the LSAT, then you can get into some decent schools.  

Let me know if you have anymore questions.



Title: Re: What Law Schools to look at
Post by Isaac on May 22nd, 2006, 2:32pm
Whatever law school you get into, I'd suggest that if you are interested in patent law, you bust a gut to do well.  Getting good grades does make a difference with many employers, and your undergraduate grades lack some oomph.


Title: Re: What Law Schools to look at
Post by florida on May 22nd, 2006, 5:49pm
you may have trouble with that GPA.  a lot of people will tell you that schools take your major into consideration, but that isn't what I experience.  I had around a 3.2 or 3.3 GPA and mid 160's and I was rejected from schools that had an average GPA of 3.6 and LSAT of 159.  In my opinion a 3.2 GPA in engineering beats a 3.6 in political science any day, but apparently law schools didn't agree with that.



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