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LSAT Preparation => Studying for the LSAT => Topic started by: domin r rican on October 24, 2004, 08:55:29 PM

Title: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: domin r rican on October 24, 2004, 08:55:29 PM
ok, im new to this board.  I took the oct lsat and bombed it really well.  I even took a prep course and studied my ass off but i guess it didn't work.  I go to a good state school w/ a excellent reputaion and my gpa is 3.1 ( got all b's in college, literally).  I've worked on my personal statement since the summer and it awsome (everyone and their mother has helped me w/ it) and my LORs are great too (they let me read them).  Im actively involved in stu orgs too.  All the other parts of my app are solid if not better.  Im really discouraged by my score and i not sure what to do at this point.  I don't want to take this test over b/c im sure i do just as poorly.  I do really bad on standardized tests too.  I sucked at the SAT's as well (but managed to do well in college dispite the fact).  My a urm from NYC, bilingual and 1st generation college grad.  What schools have "conditonal" admissions programs that i should look into?  Should i try to get interviews? Im stuck at this point as you can see.  HELP!   
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: dr_draino on October 24, 2004, 08:59:03 PM
Reposting with a different title isn't going to make anyone respond to this post:

1)  What exactly constitues "bombed it really well"?  Don't be shy, we don't care.
2)  Everyone thinks their PS is amazing and has had tons of people look at it, and unless one of your LORs is from a famous person or a graduate of the law school, they're probably no better than most.
3)  WTF do you mean by "conditional" acceptance?
4)  Interviews are typically unheard of.
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: domin r rican on October 24, 2004, 09:09:34 PM
Fair enough, point taken.
 I got a 130, and i guess PS are pretty much subjective so im assessing the quality where i believe it be at currently. I've have about 30 drafts of it.  What i meant by conditional are programs are like rutgers "monority student program" where they look beyond the numbers when reviewing ur app.  I think iowa has a similar program.  Im just trying wondering if it is possible for me to get into a good law school based on my bad score?  Which schools, assuming my app is strong in all other areas, will look past my lsat score?       
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: dr_draino on October 24, 2004, 09:12:20 PM
unfortunately, I think that is out of the realm of experience of most people on this board.  Sorry.  Maybe others know of this type of program?  Good luck.
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: LimitsOnLimits on October 24, 2004, 09:18:53 PM
Are applying to Rutgers Law?  If you are,they give you the choice to apply with primary emphasis on your background and other achievements or just on your lsat and gpa scores.  You have the choice of either one on the application.
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: Lipper316 on October 24, 2004, 09:19:42 PM
Fair enough, point taken.
 I got a 130, and i guess PS are pretty much subjective so im assessing the quality where i believe it be at currently. I've have about 30 drafts of it.  What i meant by conditional are programs are like rutgers "monority student program" where they look beyond the numbers when reviewing ur app.  I think iowa has a similar program.  Im just trying wondering if it is possible for me to get into a good law school based on my bad score?  Which schools, assuming my app is strong in all other areas, will look past my lsat score?       

ok, i mean this in the nicest way possible. You really need to retake the LSAT. a 130, no matter what else is in your application, is not something that the adcoms will overlook. Thats great that u have a kick-ass PS, but when it comes down to it, its all about gpa/lsat. You could apply this cycle, although make sure the schools know that u are retaking....odds are if u pull it up enough, they will disregard your first score if there is a big enough difference between the two.

Good Luck!
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: domin r rican on October 24, 2004, 09:20:49 PM
Really, if so that would be great!!!  Is Rutgers the only school you know of that gives you that option?  Are you referring to Newark or Camden campus?
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: LimitsOnLimits on October 24, 2004, 09:29:22 PM
I know Rutgers Newark does it.  I think Camden as well.
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: miguel on October 26, 2004, 02:54:07 PM
Oye Domin R Rican -

'Manito, tienes que retomar ese examen. 130 no es aceptable, amigo - sin importar lo demas de tu aplicacion. Tomalo en diciembre, y ponte a practicar! Puedes sacar algo mejor que 140 sin duda - pero practiclo antes!!!!
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: Casper on October 26, 2004, 03:03:04 PM
WTF.   ??? 

If you do get into a law school, be forewarned that the law school might not teach you enough material, in which you will be in a good position to pass the bar exam.  Look at CUNY LS, for years they have admitted students with subpar lsat scores, and their state bar passage rate dropped like dead flies.  Just a warning...
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: Nylo on October 28, 2004, 07:52:24 AM
Pace interviews.
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: pl2006 on October 27, 2008, 08:42:35 AM
Hi,

I also got a 130 on the 10/4/08 test. I took the Kaplan prep course and I studied outside. I actually thought I had done well. 130 is 15 points lower than I scored on my last practice exam on 9/20/08. I've registered to re-take the LSAT on 12/6/08.

To answer your question: Cleveland-Marshall Law School in Cleveland, Ohio has an alternative acceptance program, so does North Carolina Central University Law School in Durham, North Carolina.

You should look at some other Tier 4 schools, such as Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. 

Don't give up ~ there is hope.
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: !закон и право! on October 29, 2008, 08:09:01 PM
Hi,

I also got a 130 on the 10/4/08 test. I took the Kaplan prep course and I studied outside. I actually thought I had done well. 130 is 15 points lower than I scored on my last practice exam on 9/20/08. I've registered to re-take the LSAT on 12/6/08.

To answer your question: Cleveland-Marshall Law School in Cleveland, Ohio has an alternative acceptance program, so does North Carolina Central University Law School in Durham, North Carolina.

You should look at some other Tier 4 schools, such as Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. 

Don't give up ~ there is hope.

Well, this is about 4 years overdue. But nonetheless, I'm curious (and not trying to be offensive) are you going to apply with your 130 or retake?
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: Nataliab on November 14, 2008, 01:54:50 PM
If there is no way you're going to write the LSAT again, and you feel that you're stuck with this score, and on top of that are still determined to go to law school your best option may be to just apply to what would be considered a "bad school", work your ass off, and transfer to a better school after first year.

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: archangel12 on April 27, 2009, 03:28:53 PM
Hi,

I also got a 130 on the 10/4/08 test. I took the Kaplan prep course and I studied outside. I actually thought I had done well. 130 is 15 points lower than I scored on my last practice exam on 9/20/08. I've registered to re-take the LSAT on 12/6/08.

To answer your question: Cleveland-Marshall Law School in Cleveland, Ohio has an alternative acceptance program, so does North Carolina Central University Law School in Durham, North Carolina.

You should look at some other Tier 4 schools, such as Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. 

Don't give up ~ there is hope.

Well, this is about 4 years overdue. But nonetheless, I'm curious (and not trying to be offensive) are you going to apply with your 130 or retake?


im not sure if you are on here still or anyone else knows about this, but i am looking at cleveland mashall, what kind of alternative acceptance do they have and what does it consist of? i tried looking this up but culdnt find anything about it
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: dtspika71 on August 11, 2009, 10:22:01 PM
Please dont take nay offense to this but if you employ the "guess test" you would probably score better than a 130.

Maybe if you want to, do this and just select all D's as the correct answer, D's come up, according to power, 21% of the time as the correct answer.

But I'm so shocked even after prep courses and self-study you scored a 130. Did you fill int he ovals incorrectly or something?
Title: Re: Im officially screwed.....now i need some advice.....
Post by: sonofapickle. on July 26, 2010, 08:49:35 PM
lots of people do bad, just redo it, and you'll be fine.