jeffreybeaumont (2017-2018)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Duke University F graph Accepted SP 12/23/17 -- -- 01/09/18 14 days
Harvard University graph Pending 01/03/18 -- -- -- 21 days
Cornell University F graph Pending 01/02/18 -- -- -- 21 days
University of Virginia F graph Pending 01/02/18 -- -- -- 21 days
University of California Berkeley graph Pending 01/02/18 -- -- -- 22 days
Columbia University graph Pending 12/26/17 -- -- -- 28 days
University of Pennsylvania F graph Pending 12/26/17 -- -- -- 28 days
New York University F graph Pending 12/24/17 -- -- -- 29 days
University of Chicago graph Waitlisted ED 11/30/17 -- -- 12/20/17 29 days
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Pending 12/23/17 -- -- -- 29 days
University of Texas Austin F graph Pending 12/23/17 -- -- -- 29 days
University of Southern California F graph Pending 12/24/17 -- -- -- 29 days
University of California Los Angeles F graph Pending 12/23/17 -- -- -- 29 days

Applicant Information

top 5 private
double humanities major
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

North Carolina
3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

-peripatetic work experience
-good at interviews
-nonstandard undergrad ec activity


gonna use this space as a mini-soapbox

LSAC's insistence on weighting an A+ as 4.33 (on a 4.0 scale) is wrong and they ought to change their policy. Many exemplary schools do not even GIVE OUT such a grade as an A+, and it seems to me that this weighting significantly shifts the scales upon which the LSAC GPA -- which is supposed to be the penultimate standardizing/normalizing criteria for law school admissions -- actually further disadvantages those of us who chose to pursue undergraduate educations at challenging institutions. While I admit that there is something wonderfully American about covertly giving aid to overachieving applicants from state schools and community colleges, I ultimately find this weighting distasteful and unjust in the light of LSAC's claim that one's undergraduate GPA is "often a strong indicator of how well candidates will perform in law school." If the latter statement is true, LSAC ought to make a better effort to weight everyone's GPA equally by eliminating the advantage of the A+, unless they believe that schools that give out A+ grades actually themselves tend to produce better law students...

Visitor Comments

  • Thursday, December 28 2017 at 02:59 PM

Just wanted to say I loved the soap-box. Law school admissions are definitely far too numbers based, and there's oughta be a better way to do this, but here we are stuck w/ this way of doing things. At least there's some excitement (!?) with ETS challenging LSAT's monopoly and unchanging ways.

- turk2

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