Christian Kucab '08 of Raleigh is one of the rare individuals to receive a perfect score on the LSAT, the law school admissions test.
A recent summa cum laude graduate of Appalachian's Department of Government and Justice Studies, Kucab aspires to a career in public interest law and eventually politics. His score of 180 is good insurance he will be accepted into a law school of his choosing.
"My score dramatically increases my options for law school," the political science major said. "I've applied to nine schools, but my top choices are Harvard and Columbia."
According to the Law School Admission Council, perfect scores on the test are a rarity. Only about .1 percent of LSAT test takers achieve 180.
"This most significant accomplishment is a testament to the quality of our students, their willingness to work hard to achieve their dreams, and the academic rigor of our university," says Appalachian Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock. "I join all the Appalachian community in congratulating Christian on his hard work resulting in this profound achievement."
Kucab attributes his success on the LSAT to weeks of self-preparation, which included taking about 15 practice tests, and the ability to remain calm during the process.
He hopes to begin law school this coming fall. In the meantime Kucab is working as a courier at the law firm of Jordan, Price, Wall, Gray, Jones and Carlton in Raleigh, where he assists attorneys in the office and at the Wake County Courthouse.
A Rarity: Christian Kucab's high score places him among .1 percent of test takers.