« on: July 05, 2008, 04:22:11 PM »
I have a low LSAT score with a high GPA: 157, 3.9 (LDAS). Do I have a shot at any of the following schools:
U of Texas, Austin
U of Florida
U of Alabama
U of Utah
UNC Chapel Hill
U of Arizona
I majored in accounting at UNLV, have two years of public accounting experience, and have remarkable LORs. Two of my LORs are from professors who are attorneys who I have developed very strong relationships with. My third LOR is from a client who is a CFO for a multi-state conglomerate in manufacturing. I helped them save several thousand $$$ on their audits pursuant to filing a registration statement.
My goal is to work for SEC Enforcement or work white collar crimes prosecution for the DOJ or a state AG office. I will probably have to start my legal career as a criminal prosecutor.
What are my chances at the schools that I have listed above? Should I retake the LSAT (157 is the low end of my average; 160 being the high end). My struggles on the LSAT are with the time constraints. With only five more minutes per section, my scores in practice jump up to 165-170. I don't know how worthwhile it would be to retake the exam, though. A second dismal performance would be more damaging than the first. Any thoughts?