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Applying to difficult law schools

greenhorsegreenhorse Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
Hi, I was wondering if applying to upper tier law schools (ex. Stanford Law) from a school like Loyola Marymount decrease my chances of getting in? Say for example I had a 3.8 GPA and 160s LSAT score. Just wondering if the so called "prestige" of the undergrad school has an impact during admission.

Replies to: Applying to difficult law schools

  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 20,889 Super Moderator
    It will not be your college, will be you LSAT that will keep you out of a lot of the T-14, especially if you don't have any major hooks. You should be in the 170s.
  • AlwaysLearnAlwaysLearn Registered User Posts: 205 Junior Member
    I agree with sybbie. It is LSAT and GPA above all else.

    Other things like essays, where you went for undergrad, other interesting experience, etc. may give one a slight advantage/disadvantage, but that's it.

    Prepare as much as possible for the LSAT. Take timed tests. (The LSAT is a test of endurance IMHO.)

    Best of luck!
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