Can I Get Into Law School with a Low LSAT and Low GPA?
Tips for Law School Applicants with low LSAT scores and low GPAs:
- Call attention to excellent performance during a portion of your time in college, or in a certain area of study in college.
- Obtain excellent academic letters of recommendation.
- Demonstrate that more recent academic accomplishments (in graduate school, or during your later years of college) are a better indication of your abilities.
- Consider retaking the LSAT with additional preparation.
Your LSAT and undergraduate GPA are the two biggest factors in whether you can get into law school. Applicants with very low GPAs (under 3.0) and low LSAT scores (under 150) face a number of hurdles when applying to law school. Without numerical indicators demonstrating that you can succeed in law school and pass the bar exam on the first try, the law schools will see your admission as a liability. Therefore, you have to try to overcome these objections.
Ann Levine is the author of the best selling law school admission guide book: The Law School Admission Game and made admissions decisions at two ABA-approved law schools. In 2004 she founded Law School Expert and has helped thousands of applicants navigate the tough process to get into law school. She has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, US News, Above the Law, Blueprint Prep, and more.
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