I don't think the 165 LSAT for an ILR grad would guarantee a spot in Cornell this year. But the 166/167 might seal the deal.
I'll agree that an UG from a particular school may get a bit of a bump in law school admissions, but it only helps so much. You still need to be real close to the 25% LSAT score.
My ILR kid did get into Cornell Law with her 167 LSAT while there are a whole lot of kids with similar stats who were waitlisted. So UG school may help a bit, but it's not an overwhelming factor.
You need to get that solid LSAT score- and that is going to be the main factor in law school admissions. Also gpa seems to be playing a bigger role than before.
Lots of 168 3.5's are being waitlisted at Cornell this year. Last year those stats would have gotten an early acceptance.
All the schools you mentioned have solid reputations. Yale of course has a bit more pizzazz than the others. But I'm not even sure that a 165 LSAT from a Yalie would gain admittance to Cornell or U Penn this year.
Pick the UG school that seems to suit you best and where you feel you will thrive.
My d absolutely loved her time at Cornell and was very happy with her decision to go to the ILR school. But the curriculum does not suit everyone. She is now working for a union- and I believe will be starting law school this fall.
Last edited by marny1; 04-14-2010 at 06:19 PM.