The LSAT score and the undergraduate GPA, very likely in that order, play a very crucil role in almost all law school admissions. In many cases, perhaps after a curory glnace at the personal statement and letters of recommendation, the LSAT and the GPA play the only role in law school admission. In this chapter, we considered the PERSONAL STATEMENT,LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, and some minor factors which, in most cases, are not relevant to the admission decision. There are cases where an impressive personal statement has moved an applicant from just under the borderline to over the borderline.
OTHER ADMISSION FACTORS. At some law schools, some of the following factors may play a role in borderline cases: Diversity (In Section 3) Extra-curricular Activities (In Section 3) Geography Graduate or Professional Study International Applicant Legacy Resume (In Section 3) Study Abroad (In Section 3) Volunteer Work, Work Experience
Graduate or Professional Study. The graduate school experience is one of the many factors that law schools consider when reviewing applications. Is it worth at least one-year of full-time study to earn a graduate or professional degree in order to perhap impress a law school admission committee? Not in my opinion unless your PLAN B requires you to earn this graduate or professional degree.
Law schools receive a copy of graduate school transcripts with the law school report, but do not calculate an overall grade-point average combining undergraduate and graduate school performance.