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Applying to Law School => Law School Admissions => Topic started by: CherlynG on April 14, 2017, 06:27:47 AM

Title: Interview. . . what to expect?
Post by: CherlynG on April 14, 2017, 06:27:47 AM
My questions are:  Is this a good sign?  Does anyone have ideas on what I should expect to be asked[/i] (outside the logical  question "what do you contribute your low score to?")? What is the best way to prepare?

One of the universities called to set up a meeting to discuss my low LSAT score because everything else in my file looked really good.  I took the LSAT in February and (surprisingly) only scored 145 - which was a shock to me as my lowest PT was 150.  I am an older student with a strong GPA (3.61) and 20 years of management/leadership experience. My personal statement was good and I have strong letters of recommendation.

The other university put my application on hold pending the June LSAT stating if I scored 5-6 points higher I would get accepted for this fall.  Of course, I'd rather not take that again if I don't have to and the college wanting to meet with me is actually my #1 choice.

Also, any suggestions on questions to ask them are greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Interview. . . what to expect?
Post by: loki13 on April 14, 2017, 07:29:51 AM
My questions are:  Is this a good sign?  Does anyone have ideas on what I should expect to be asked[/i] (outside the logical  question "what do you contribute your low score to?")? What is the best way to prepare?

One of the universities called to set up a meeting to discuss my low LSAT score because everything else in my file looked really good.  I took the LSAT in February and (surprisingly) only scored 145 - which was a shock to me as my lowest PT was 150.  I am an older student with a strong GPA (3.61) and 20 years of management/leadership experience. My personal statement was good and I have strong letters of recommendation.

The other university put my application on hold pending the June LSAT stating if I scored 5-6 points higher I would get accepted for this fall.  Of course, I'd rather not take that again if I don't have to and the college wanting to meet with me is actually my #1 choice.

Also, any suggestions on questions to ask them are greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

I feel it's necessary to state the following- an LSAT score of 145 is at the extreme / very high risk of not getting through law school, and if you do get through law school, not passing the bar. But everyone is different- this is just in aggregate. LSATs don't determine your life, you do.

So here's the thing- I don't see you write any reason why you think your score came in low. There were no extraneous factors. That's not necessarily a bad thing. No one appreciates excuses. So if I were in your shoes, I would own it. Just explain that you put the work in, and you were disappointed with the result as it came in lower than you expected.

If they are meeting with you, I'd take that as a good sign. Concentrate on your positives (work experience, putting work in, strong GPA). Explain why that will help you succeed in law school.