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LSAT Preparation => Studying for the LSAT => Topic started by: . . . . . . on October 19, 2007, 05:38:27 PM

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Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: just dot on October 19, 2007, 05:41:46 PM
Awwww, Truth!!!  I'm so, so sorry that you're so down.  But you CAN still go to law school!!! Maybe a T14 isn't in your future but it's not for MOST of us.  My GPA sucks and I'm still going to try to get into some T1 schools.  You just cast your net far and wide and there will be a school that will be thrilled to have you.  Honest!

And 1 pt is still an improvement!!!!!  At least you didn't score lower.  A lot of people did that.  You scored better than most people who took that test, you should be proud of that.  Better than most college graduates who are applying to law school. 

Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: laughing hard on October 19, 2007, 05:45:20 PM
Sorry man. dotlyn is right--there are plenty of schools that would take that LSAT!
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: jalex519 on October 19, 2007, 05:50:15 PM
Don't get too discouraged bro, no matter what your interests (yes even "BigLaw") they can be pursued even if you don't go to a T14.

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Post by: . . . . . . on October 19, 2007, 06:35:10 PM
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Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: qt314 on October 19, 2007, 06:41:22 PM
Truth, you haven't blown it. I know a lot of people who got in the high 150s and they went to law school - granted, not T14, but tier 1 or 2 and they have jobs they LOVE right now. In fact, those are the people I consulted when I started considering law school, not the people in the big law firms who hate their lives. If it's something you really want to do, you need to go for it. Apply. You can't get in if you don't apply.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: lineallowsfor on October 19, 2007, 06:42:26 PM
Right there with you, Truth!

Chins up, we will be ok
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: traffic777 on October 19, 2007, 07:05:02 PM
You didn't blow anything.

Don't forget that you're a brother and that's worth roughly extra 7pts. Plus work/Army.

T25 no problem.

However, you told me you'd go to Cooley part-time with my numbers, and we're about even now.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: sinkfloridasink on October 19, 2007, 07:14:13 PM
Eh, don't worry about it. I'm in the same boat as you, only having scored one point higher on this one than I did on the June (163-164). The way I'm looking at it: now at least I know my target/reach/safety schools, and I can concentrate on where I have a realistic shot at getting in, and where I should end my pipe dreams.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: t L on October 19, 2007, 07:23:49 PM
Sorry Truth, hang in there.  I was crushed when I got my first score, but I just kept at it.  Did you consider taking a course?
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Post by: . . . . . . on October 19, 2007, 08:17:24 PM
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Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: laughing hard on October 19, 2007, 08:49:48 PM
The correlation between LSAT scores and performance in law school is not rock solid--in fact, it's kind of sketchy. LSAC's validity studies found a median correlation of .39--not exactly overwhelming!

http://www.lsac.org/LSAC.asp?url=/additional-info/lsat-scores-as-predictors.asp
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: Laci K on October 19, 2007, 10:42:54 PM
Truth, I've been reading your posts and you were one of the only ones I've trusted on this site.  I finally decided to post today for the first time, out of enthusiasm for getting my score.  And what happened to me?  I f-ing blew it too.  Can't get out of the 150s, my third try, despite good practice tests.  Even after a class.  And I'm a pretty bright individual a few hours shy of a master's degree.

I just can't stop feeling like this is a sign.  I mean, how can it not be?  I might not be cut out for law school, it just might not be my destiny.  I thought if I invested my money in a class and worked my ass off for this test, which I did, I would get a great score and that would be my sign.  @#!* that.  @#!* that 1300 dollars.  @#!* 8 weeks of insomnia.  I'm over it.  I'm sorry for your disappointment as well.  Just know that you're not alone.  Mostly, I'm pissed because I thought I had a real plan - a good one, that would lead me to Columbia to save the world with international human rights law.  But clearly, that's not going to happen.  Time for a new plan.  Maybe it really wasn't supposed to happen. 
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Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: Noooo on October 19, 2007, 11:57:09 PM
Eh, don't worry about it. I'm in the same boat as you, only having scored one point higher on this one than I did on the June (163-164). The way I'm looking at it: now at least I know my target/reach/safety schools, and I can concentrate on where I have a realistic shot at getting in, and where I should end my pipe dreams.

How is scoring one point higher to reach 158 in the same boat as one point higher to rach 164-165 (which, should either be one of the other, not a range, but OK)?  Truth wanted to go to Columbia, so why say "eh don't worry about it"?  Not trying to be harsh but to me this read like half hearted consolation to Truth quickly morphed into pumping your fists for yourself.  But, congratulations to you.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: qt314 on October 20, 2007, 12:03:03 AM
hey truth, and laci.

in all seriousness, take time off and do something fun. don't make any major decisions now, and don't argue yourself into believing that law school is out of your future, whether any law school or the one you really want to go to. maybe you need to take a few years and build some real-world experience to off-set gpa or whatever. you probably need to sit down and figure out what's going on with your lsat scores, because obviously you guys are capable of doing much, much better - esp. if you read tons for history/philosophy or have done well on practice tests. but don't stress about that now - just let your head clear.

i'm a big believer in things coming to people who want them. my 1st year med school roommate failed every single test during her 1st year there, and she had to repeat that year. when she started again, she did *really badly* again. it got to the point where all of us started to gently ask her if maybe she should do something else. but she knew that this was what she wanted - she wanted to be a doctor. and she pushed through the first two years, low-passing everything. and then something clicked for her, and she honored the last two years of med school, and now she's at yale doing her mph before moving on to residency. i wouldn't have believed it, the first two years when i was tutoring her, because every time i tried to explain something that i thought was basic to her, she just didn't get it. but here's the point: she COULD get it, she was just so stressed out and so frustrated and had such low confidence that it became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

hope this doesn't come across as preachy. i just really believe that if this is what you want, you need to figure out what's going wrong and fix it. and the lsat's not magic, so you can definitely fix it. i really want you guys to do well and become awesome lawyers.

Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: TrumpWho?? on October 20, 2007, 12:13:04 AM
I know what you are saying Laci. I really do want to be a lawyer, but admissions officers are only going to see a big 157 and not me. I know I can do well in Law School. I am just having problems with the test. I mean I missed 14 RC questions. WTF?????? I'm a History and Philosophy major. I know how to read. But, . . . It doesn't matter.

The Truth..Im going to preach the same sermon I preached to one of my close friends. She took the test three times and couldnt score above 160. This girl has more potential then anybody I have ever met. Her resume is beyond extraodinary, she has LOR from Jeb Bush to several US Senators. Her dream school was Georgetown but she was waitlisted until the day before classes started. It was between Georgetown and UF, and she almost turned down her dream of receiving a JD because she couldnt attend the school of her dreams.

A week before school started she told me that she wasnt going to attend Law School unless she went where she wanted. I spent an hour with her on the phone reinforcing her dreams. The moral of the story is that she is going to UF and thought she was going to hate it. Today, she will tell you that this top 50 school has more bright people then she ever imagined. The diversity of students along with the intellectual abilities has surpassed all of her expectations. She is thankful that she didnt pass up her dreams. She is going to apply as a transfer student and you can to.

The school you attend isnt everything and I will admit that I need to realize this as well. I know people who are shareholders at major firms and they went to tier-4 schools.

Go to law School, do your best, and pursue your dreams. You will meet your wildest expectations. The LSAT DOES NOT indicate your success as an attorney and you can overcome any obstacle.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: qt314 on October 20, 2007, 12:15:49 AM
^^ That's true! That's good point, Trump. You can apply to a lower-ranked school, kick ass the first year and transfer.

There's ALWAYS a way. :)
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: TrumpWho?? on October 20, 2007, 12:22:46 AM
There is always a way. If you do great your first year you can transfer almost anywhere. I have read and heard about some extreme stories. Anything is possible but your dreams are imminent so dont pass up your dreams for a road block. Move the hurdle and surpass your expectations.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: contrarian on October 20, 2007, 07:51:15 AM
I've got some news that might come as a shock to you, but life is full of disappointments. Thinking of giving up because you won't get into T14 is like preferring to starve because you can only buy choice steak rather than USDA prime. 

You still scored in the top 72% and depending on your other standings (GPA, Resume) you should be able to get into a law school.  You can still become an attorney.  Pick yourself up, quit bitching, and move on. 

Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: sinkfloridasink on October 20, 2007, 08:28:12 AM
Eh, don't worry about it. I'm in the same boat as you, only having scored one point higher on this one than I did on the June (163-164). The way I'm looking at it: now at least I know my target/reach/safety schools, and I can concentrate on where I have a realistic shot at getting in, and where I should end my pipe dreams.

How is scoring one point higher to reach 158 in the same boat as one point higher to rach 164-165 (which, should either be one of the other, not a range, but OK)?  Truth wanted to go to Columbia, so why say "eh don't worry about it"?  Not trying to be harsh but to me this read like half hearted consolation to Truth quickly morphed into pumping your fists for yourself.  But, congratulations to you.

I don't think it was like that at all. I wasn't pumping my fists at all - I similarly was disappointed with both my scores. I wanted to go to Emory, but that's most likely not going to happen any more. The main point of my post was to let Truth know that he wasn't alone in underperforming, and also to try and put things in a bit more positive light.

But yeah, I'm gonna go and watch my Gators College Gameday now.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: Tetris on October 20, 2007, 10:19:48 AM
Think about how much ass you can kick at a T2 school.  And making $70k starting salary out of a T2 school is NOT bad money.  *&^% you should be so lucky... imagine what some people go through with a single mom mkaing $25k a year supporting 2 children.  Then ask yourself if going to a T2 and making $70k is really that bad.  Hell I got a 169 and I would be pleased as *&^% to go to Temple or L&C.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: Tetris on October 20, 2007, 10:43:07 AM
Think about how much ass you can kick at a T2 school.  And making $70k starting salary out of a T2 school is NOT bad money.  sh*t you should be so lucky... imagine what some people go through with a single mom mkaing $25k a year supporting 2 children.  Then ask yourself if going to a T2 and making $70k is really that bad.  Hell I got a 169 and I would be pleased as sh*t to go to Temple or L&C.

Of topic: tetris cehck out http://www.aldf.org/ they just started a chapter at my school, maybe they have chapers at the schools your looking at. L&C is a great school, but I crossed them off due to thier evil curve.


What school are you at again?
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: Cabra on October 20, 2007, 11:16:31 AM
Think about how much ass you can kick at a T2 school.  And making $70k starting salary out of a T2 school is NOT bad money.  sh*t you should be so lucky... imagine what some people go through with a single mom mkaing $25k a year supporting 2 children.  Then ask yourself if going to a T2 and making $70k is really that bad.  Hell I got a 169 and I would be pleased as sh*t to go to Temple or L&C.

Of topic: tetris cehck out http://www.aldf.org/ they just started a chapter at my school, maybe they have chapers at the schools your looking at. L&C is a great school, but I crossed them off due to thier evil curve.


What school are you at again?

Denver where the world series will be in a week. And if I'm lucky I'll be there! :)

How about them Rockies, eh? I never thought it would happen, but our team is out of its adolescence and actually playing some baseball! I remember when I was in 2nd grade and I went to a game in their very first season...

And Truth--see your pm--you did not blow it and you totally rule.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: . . . . . . on October 20, 2007, 12:13:47 PM
I will respond by the end of the day
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: traydeuce on October 20, 2007, 12:18:38 PM
Well, I'm really disappointed in my 170, but I looked at the ones I got wrong and there's really only one I'd answer differently if I took it over. A lot of questions were really close on this test.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: Cabra on October 20, 2007, 12:25:29 PM
Well, I'm really disappointed in my 170, but I looked at the ones I got wrong and there's really only one I'd answer differently if I took it over. A lot of questions were really close on this test.

Go hang out at Top Law Schools--you're not going to get much sympathy here.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: Tetris on October 20, 2007, 12:27:47 PM
Well, I'm really disappointed in my 170, but I looked at the ones I got wrong and there's really only one I'd answer differently if I took it over. A lot of questions were really close on this test.
I was disappointed in my 169-- I was expecting 170/171 BOTTOM, up to about 174 or more.  I feel like a feminine hygiene product though seeing all these stories.  And everyone's jaw drops here at home when I tell them I got a 169 (97th percentile).  169/170 is pretty amazing and anything above that is just overkill imho.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: wtracing on October 20, 2007, 12:31:06 PM
Hey Truth,

I gotta say I've been following this MB for several months, finally registered so that I could post; and I have always found your posts informative and helpful. I bombed this test, I mean bombed it. I gotta retake, and I hope I do better. I know this was your 2nd time around, but believe me I know the feeling. Truth is, I know a lot of successful lawyers in the 100+ club who went to schools that are in the 155 average LSAT range. I'd go, kick arse for a year, be top in your class, and think about transferring, or: keep kicking arse, be top in class, get a great job equal to the T14 kids and live on. I started my practice in the 155 range, and I've hit low-mid 160's on practice tests, blew this test with a 154 due to some errors. Sometimes I get down thinking about going to schools in this range, but I realize thats a MAJORITY of law students going in the #30 and under schools. I dont think most of the lawyers here are starving on the street. If you really want to be a lawyer, go do it. Just do it man, I'd hate to see the legal career miss someone evidently as bright as you just over a stupid test score. Sorry for the rant, but I know where you're coming from a bit and this is my rationalization to myself and others.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: krunchkid on October 20, 2007, 01:51:36 PM
I'd like to thank the people posting in this thread with the positive messages.  I was dismayed by my latest score of 157, which was a 3 point improvement over the June sitting.  But I can see from the posts that I'll hunker down for the December and work to get that score up.  If it doesn't happen, I'll move on knowing that even 175+ is no guarantee of acceptance at T14.  Plus, it just means that the school that accepts me will get an intelligent person with a chip on his shoulder to show that a number does not define his worth.

Again, thanks from somebody who had lost perspective because he hadn't taken a standardized test since the SAT's 16 years ago until this year.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: traydeuce on October 20, 2007, 04:08:11 PM
Well, I'm really disappointed in my 170, but I looked at the ones I got wrong and there's really only one I'd answer differently if I took it over. A lot of questions were really close on this test.

Go hang out at Top Law Schools--you're not going to get much sympathy here.

What's the address for that? I mean, every prep test I'd get a 178 or so, and my GPA's horrid, I needed a really high score.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: Cabra on October 20, 2007, 04:11:34 PM
Well, I'm really disappointed in my 170, but I looked at the ones I got wrong and there's really only one I'd answer differently if I took it over. A lot of questions were really close on this test.

Go hang out at Top Law Schools--you're not going to get much sympathy here.

What's the address for that? I mean, every prep test I'd get a 178 or so, and my GPA's horrid, I needed a really high score.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/ best of luck.
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Post by: . . . . . . on October 20, 2007, 04:30:37 PM
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Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: . . . . . . on October 21, 2007, 11:06:14 AM
I am going to respond to all of the PMs right now. You are are really supportive. Thanks
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: . . . . . . on October 21, 2007, 10:06:54 PM
thanks again everyone
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: terranullius on October 22, 2007, 09:07:06 AM
You may want to rethink taking again in December.

Just an FYI, I got a 158 in June, and a 160 in September. I want to take it again in December, but I'm not going to. Why? Because every book I've read cautions against it. Unless you have a huge leap in improvement (especially after having two very similar scores), it's not worth it. It may lead admissions councils to question your judgement.

If you retake it, I wish you the best of luck. It's not the end of the world. You just have to accept things as they are and make the best of it.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: terranullius on October 22, 2007, 09:41:16 AM
So long as those circumstances are well explained, I'll agree that taking the test a third time would be a good idea. I wasn't saying no, don't do it. I was saying think about it.
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Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: qt314 on October 22, 2007, 11:02:49 AM
I am SOOO glad you're going to go for it!

The most important thing is to make sure you figure out what went wrong and to not let history repeat itself. Do you take a lot of timed tests? Try to add some element of stress to the situation: have a friend sit there and time you, or be somewhere public/chatty. And make sure you take all five sections (put in dummy ones) with short breaks, to replicate the conditions of the test. Try taking them early in the morning. These were all suggestions my bf gave me when I took the LSAT, because he took a test-prep course for the GREs and ended up scoring lower than his practice tests when he got thrown off by different conditions (especially the extra dummy section).

And I know this sounds obvious, but a lot of people don't do this rigorously (I know I didn't, not consistently): go over every single one of the questions you got wrong, figure out why you reasoned the way you did, and understand the LSAT reasoning. See how you can change the way you approach questions based on the difference in how you reasoned your way to the answer.

Anyway... I hope I don't come across as preachy/pedantic on these posts, it's just that I really don't see how an LSAT score can define your potential as a lawyer. The 0.4 or whatever correlation I've seen cited sounds ridiculous, even though I'll take it because it happens to work in my favor during admissions. The point is, I would hate to see a potentially amazing lawyer turn away from law school (even a top law school) because s/he got frustrated initially by something as mechanical as a standardized exam.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: chifunkera on October 22, 2007, 11:20:24 AM
Hey truth i got a 156, i was pretty pissed, I think I had the same exact throughts go through my head.

I missed 5 of 7 questions on the first game, I got a 14 on that section, I usually get nothing less than 19 (depending on how many questions).

I had problems with RC too, I hate practicing it. Anyway Good luck, i signed up for the december 01st test, at least in not as long in between as June 11 and September 29th,  One last hoorah, my 3rd attempt.

Im gonna try to get my apps out this week also, and see what happens, Good luck buddy.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: t L on October 22, 2007, 11:30:52 AM
Good luck with your retake, Truth.  Even if it doesn't go the way you hope (I'm sure it will though), I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the schools that you are going to get into with your current stats.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: . . . . . . on December 22, 2007, 11:46:32 AM
No Decemeber LSAT, but I am getting into some GREAT schools. I'm so happy you guys talked me out of this.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: The Stranger on December 22, 2007, 01:25:16 PM
Well guys, I blew it. I only scored one point higher this time than in June. It's over. Not my life, but law school. I'm obviously not cut out for this. I scored higher than a 155, but lower and than a 159. I don't think there is anything that I could have done differently to prepare. It's over.
Sadly, this is how I see my transcendence, but I am going to fight to see if I can make it into the mid-160s. No offense, but I'm not out to go to a tier 3 law school.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: The Stranger on December 22, 2007, 08:34:55 PM
So why are you talking about quitting and not being able to become a lawyer? I would be content with going to Illinois. Just in case it was not understood, I was saying "no offense" directly to the people who go to tier 3 law schools.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: . . . . . . on December 22, 2007, 11:09:08 PM
Look at the date of the OP
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: contrarian on December 22, 2007, 11:14:58 PM
GUYS look at my LSN and the date. I AM ALREADY IN AT Vandy T16

Damn, you got in at U of I with a 157?

I'm going to have to re-evaluate the schools I'm applying too.

Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: traydouche on December 23, 2007, 12:19:32 AM
Don't worry.  You'll not only break into the first tier, but get into a T14 or T25 school.  I've read many of your posts and I have to hand it to you -- you've got "it."

If by "it", you mean the african blackness, then yes, he's got that in spades. It's amazing what a touch of the magic marker can do for a sub-par LSAT score. Go AA!

Now I gotta go see about getting that extra crispy tan and that tribal affiliation card from my pimp, Leroy. Awwwww Yeahhh.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: traydouche on December 23, 2007, 01:21:46 AM

Truth didn't get into these schools because he's black.  HTH.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHA!!! That is the funniest thing I've heard!!

Are you implying that being African American doesn't give you an automatic LSAT boost, along with various other perks? An overwhelming amount of empirical evidence seems to suggest otherwise, fcukface.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: traydouche on December 23, 2007, 01:36:50 AM

Yeah, beyond disgraceful.  Flaming is one thing, that one is outright racist.  If the person behind it is not a bigot I would be surprised. People that don't have those beliefs are generally hard pressed to type them and post/say them in PUBLIC, especially with an alt account.  I could be wrong and it could just be somebody that is REALLY drunk that is playing the tray card, but it is terribly offensive to anybody with a conscious.

Did xoxoHTH get shut down or something?  Aren't they getting sued?

Are you implying that being African American doesn't give you an automatic LSAT boost? An overwhelming amount of empirical evidence seems to suggest otherwise, fcukface.

Go ahead and think that you can distort the topic dude with your text hate comments that are over the top.  There ARE limits and lines to internet posts and stuff, even if there are still grey areas in society and the law about it right now.

Please just go try and say that same type of stuff in a Walmart or a Mall for everyone to hear and see how long you last, and I doubt it will be the popo that knocks you out.  K?

Thank you. I rest my case!

And by the way, I actually do work at Walmart! We're rolling back prices on our permanent magic markers so come on down!
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: . . . . . . on December 23, 2007, 01:44:53 AM
The deal is I have other factors besides that I am black.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: non parata est on December 23, 2007, 02:17:45 AM
Please just ignore him.  He's obviously an idiot who thinks that "I have other factors besides being black" means "Affirmative Action programs don't exist!!!!111"

He'll either grow up eventually, or he'll die alone.  Leave the decision to him; don't fuel his hate.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: traydouche on December 23, 2007, 03:17:11 AM
The deal is I have other factors besides that I am black.


The deal is that had you not ticked the "AA" box in your application, you would be looking at a very different cycle. HTFH
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on December 23, 2007, 09:09:14 AM
Don't worry.  You'll not only break into the first tier, but get into a T14 or T25 school.  I've read many of your posts and I have to hand it to you -- you've got "it."

If by "it", you mean the african blackness, then yes, he's got that in spades. It's amazing what a touch of the magic marker can do for a sub-par LSAT score. Go AA!

Now I gotta go see about getting that extra crispy tan and that tribal affiliation card from my pimp, Leroy. Awwwww Yeahhh.


Truth didn't get into these schools because he's black.  HTH.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHA!!! That is the funniest thing I've heard!!

Are you implying that being African American doesn't give you an automatic LSAT boost, along with various other perks? An overwhelming amount of empirical evidence seems to suggest otherwise, fcukface.



FYI: This user has been banned from Law School Discussion for personal/racial harassment. 

Thanks,

The Mgt.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: Eastern09 on December 27, 2007, 10:39:23 PM
I read these sorts of threads all of the time on this board.  "Oh no, I didn't get a 180 on the LSAT, my life is over" nonsense.  Since when does a three digit number determine what kind of person you are?  So many people at my undergrad claim to want to go to law school, and when they don't get into choice #1, it's all over.  I say, go to a solid school, and don't judge yourself by the success of others.  Would going to an Ivy Leage school really matter when it's all said and done?  I don't mean to suggest that all schools are equal, because they certainly are not.  But if you think the University of (insert state) is truly better than the University of (insert state), you are simply ignoring the fact that almost all law schools are purely regional.  Ohio St. grads stay in Ohio, Tennessee grad stay there, etc.

I really respect people with lofty goals, I really do.  But I am a realist.  I am from Kentucky, and I would do anything to get into the University of Kentucky.  A 157 would probably be good enough for that given my GPA.  That school is always ranked around 60th in USNews, but so what?  Getting rejected from Yale or Harvard etc. wouldn't end my life at all.  I just wish that more people on this board would realize that most people are not going to score in the high 160's or 170's.  I am honestly aiming at a 160-164 when I take the test this June, but as long as I get at least a 151+ I'll go somewhere. 
But please, don't just give up on law school (or even take a year off) just because you don't get into a school that some 3rd-rate magazine told you was good.  Honestly, if it weren't for that stupid ranking system, most people wouldn't be nearly as obessed with random things such as the "T14."
Most people score a 150 or worse, and don't go to law school at all.  Just think if you opened that e-mail and it read "137."
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: . . . . . . on December 29, 2007, 09:21:51 PM
Don't give up people. I almost did.
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: . . . . . . on December 29, 2007, 09:43:13 PM
CRAP THAT GAME WAS TODAY. I WANTED TO WATCH THAT
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: lp1283 on December 30, 2007, 10:51:37 AM
CRAP THAT GAME WAS TODAY. I WANTED TO WATCH THAT

You did miss a good one.  It was a close hard fought game that came down to the wire. A real nail biter in parts and was filled with excitement. 38-35

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/cs-071229patriots,0,7305419.story?coll=chi_breaking_500

The Patriots set a lot of records with this and got a 180 in more ways than one!

It was the only Pats game of the season worth watching. 

I love being from Boston!  ;D
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: jalex519 on December 30, 2007, 03:12:52 PM
CRAP THAT GAME WAS TODAY. I WANTED TO WATCH THAT

You did miss a good one.  It was a close hard fought game that came down to the wire. A real nail biter in parts and was filled with excitement. 38-35

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/cs-071229patriots,0,7305419.story?coll=chi_breaking_500

The Patriots set a lot of records with this and got a 180 in more ways than one!

It was the only Pats game of the season worth watching. 

I love being from Boston!  ;D

The playoffs are going to be fun.  The other teams are going to be gunning for them big time!  The defense looked a little tired yesterday.


I'm hoping the Jags take them out in the 2nd round!
Title: Re: I blew it
Post by: lp1283 on December 30, 2007, 03:39:29 PM
CRAP THAT GAME WAS TODAY. I WANTED TO WATCH THAT

You did miss a good one.  It was a close hard fought game that came down to the wire. A real nail biter in parts and was filled with excitement. 38-35

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/cs-071229patriots,0,7305419.story?coll=chi_breaking_500

The Patriots set a lot of records with this and got a 180 in more ways than one!

It was the only Pats game of the season worth watching. 

I love being from Boston!  ;D

The playoffs are going to be fun.  The other teams are going to be gunning for them big time!  The defense looked a little tired yesterday.


I'm hoping the Jags take them out in the 2nd round!

Even though I'm not much of a football/sports person (but obv. follow the games of any MA team) I agree the defense did look tired. They are the most hated to say the least so I'm sure its going to be interesting. Actually I'm hoping the other teams put up a good fight in the playoffs. Watching them win (by crazy numbers) got boring after a while.