« on: August 20, 2007, 12:00:56 AM »
Long damned thread that sort of devolved into.....
Personally, I believe the entire basis of the OP's question is pre-mature, as is the OP's advisor's advice. The law school adviser who starts doling out advice before an LSAT score is even present IS an idiot. Banking on an LSAT high enough to overcome a 3.0 is a longshot, but not entirely impossible. Still, I wouldn't plan on it. As a 41 year old 0L about to start next week, I can tell you that it is all about numbers. You score a 175, even with a 3.0, and there are plenty of top schools (maybe not top 5 or 6, but...) who only see an LSAT score that can possibly raise their median by a point. They can bury a low GPA easier than a low LSAT. I personally got into every school I applied to with predictable scholarship offers based on my numbers. While I believe my softs were good and my PS excellent (with anexception I am getting to) I think they meant very little. I was actually offered admittance to Washington & Lee with a $15k/year scholarship (about right with my numbers) despite the fact that EIGHT times in my PS to them I mentioned how very much I wanted to be a part of WILLIAM $ MARY School of Law. You get the #'s and they don't care if you're 15 or 50 it's just a matter of "how can you contribute to my school's attempt to move up the rankings?" Now, getting a job is a different matter.