Laura Julia Shappirona
I scored a 175 on my LSAT, but only have a 3.3 GPA. I know that certain schools favor one more than the other in some cases. Could you recommend a few good law schools that rely more heavily on LSAT scores over GPAs?
- Jennie Rothman expert Most law schools weight LSAT scores heavily in their decision making process because it's the one criterion that all applicants share in common. With am LSAT score as strong as yours, you should be OK applying to any law schools. That doesn't mean that there's not anything you can do to make up for your split in LSAT/ GPA performance. Use the rest of the pieces of your application to make up for any weaknesses. For example, look to get recommendations from professors in whose classes you performed extremely well. A professor's opinion of your academic strengths and ability will go a long way to reassuring an admissions committee that you are ready to take on law school work. In addition, if circumstances warrant it, you may want to consider submitting an addendum explaining how your GPA is not reflective of your true ability. But remember, only submit an addendum if there is a real, logical explanation for low grades (e.g., you or a family member were seriously ill). Admissions committees will not look favorably on a whiny complaint about an unfair professor or grade. In the end, put together the strongest application package you can to convince the admissions committee you belong at their school. Good luck!
- Eric Allen expert I agree with @Jennie Rothman Find schools that are going to be a good fit for you and not where you think your LSAT will fit per se. That being said, make sure you have a good mix of schools in there. If you add more information to your profile, including some target schools to your list, we can definitely help out in that regard. Have a great holiday. #law