Getting into Law School

Law School Expert Blog

This is one of the best parts of my job as a law school admission coach – hearing back from my clients when there is good news to share. This week, some of the law schools that admitted my wonderful clients include:
Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley)
U. New Mexico
St. Mary’s

And, if you applied in September/October and haven’t yet heard, don’t worry. Letters are just starting to go out…. This list is just the tip of the iceberg and I look forward to reporting your successes one day very soon!

P.S. For everyone out there who received a rejection letter from Georgetown this week, know that you’re not alone. They must have sent them out in a big batch this weekend….

5 Responses

  1. Hello!
    I took the LSAT in Sept. and received a score of 149- I wasn’t happy about it, but sent my applications out anyway (noting in them that I would be retaking it again in December). I assumed most schools would wait until those scores were released before making a decision, but I recently received (my first) rejection letter.
    I don’t expect scores for AT LEAST 10 more days, but if I have scored significantly higher, could this decision change?
    I suppose what I am asking is if you have ever known someone to have been rejected and later accepted during the same year because of an improvement in LSAT scores.

    As a little background, I suffered classic chronic migraine syndrome throughout high school and community college and ended up with pretty lousy grades. After this was finally treated with new medication, I began a 4 yr college and my GPA is much better (3.4). However, as we all know, LSAC forms a cumulative GPA and I am seriously worried that this will hinder my chances of getting into a decent school.
    I know of someone who got into the same school with a 153 AND got a nearly full ride. This is making me think that it’s my GPA that is the big problem and not my score. Will raising my score 10-15 pts (as I expect) help me, or is it hopeless?

  2. Hi,
    The first thought that comes to mind is that the school may have made a mistake by ignoring that you were re-taking the exam. First, I would call the law school and ask whether they were aware you’d hoped they’d wait for your new score. (Make sure to talk to the asst. director or director of admissions and not a receptionist). They may have made a mistake.
    Once schools send out decisions, they usually don’t change those decisions for the same admission cycle. But law schools do make mistakes and this might be one of them.
    Good luck on your new LSAT score and please let me know if I can be of help to you.

  3. Hi!

    I took the LSAT for the first time in February and received a score of 139. I’ve applied to St. Mary’s University School of Law and want to know what my chances are in getting in. (I’m getting ready to move this summer to San Antonio). I applied for the evening program. Also, St. Mary’s has a summer program and I’m hoping that if I don’t receive an acceptance letter, that I will at least have the opportunity to go the summer program and earn my seat in the fall. What are your comments?

  4. I am in a career change mode, mid-30’s. My GPA from a reputable, accredited undergrad school is not the most attractive, which I attribute to being young and not 100% focused, no excuses. Although my last few semesters was where I got serious and pulled A’s and B’s. Work experience spans 10 years in nonprofit research and excellent performance appraisals. That’s the ammo. I’d like to get into law school but feel like the GPA thing is going to be my downfall. Can I get into a law school and what do you consider a respectable and GOOD score for the LSAT’s?

  5. Hello – it all depends upon which law school you consider “good” and how much you want to spend on law school, what your career goals are, where you hope to be, etc. It’s way too open ended of a question, especially without knowing what a “good” LSAT score means to you. I am always happy to provide a free initial consultation through

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