Shouldn’t I try to work on my own first and wait until I receive my first set of grades before hiring Law School Tutor?

Most law schools use a very strict and demanding grading curve* and evaluate the student’s overall GPA and class ranking to determine if the student will be dismissed from law school, if the student will obtain or keep their scholarship and if they will be invited to join Law Review—factors that are even taken into consideration by prospective employers.** Students take a substantial risk by working on their own because, by the time they receive grades and they realize that they need law school tutoring services, they received low grades which are permanent and usually worth 50% of their overall GPA for the year. This greatly affects the student’s ability to raise their overall GPA and class ranking for the year and therefore limits their ability to obtain or keep their scholarship and join Law Review. It may also cause the student to be placed on academic probation. Students who have tutored with LST – Law School Tutor have received 4.0 grades, obtained or maintained a scholarship, and have been invited onto Law Review.

*Depending on the law school, a grading curve may be set at 2.5, 2.8 or 3.0. Thus, it is not uncommon for students who are deemed to be in the top 10% to have a 3.4 GPA.

**When hiring law students and lawyers, prospective employers in the legal field typically place a high value on students’ grades, class rankings and participation on law journals, including Law Review.

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