« on: November 20, 2006, 11:07:35 AM »
Ok, so here's the story. I have a 3.71 gpa, (3.94 degree if that would possibly matter) and my LSAT scores are 146 last Sept.(oops, really just didn't study enough- or at all it seems- I already kicked myself in the ass for that one) and a 156 this Sept. Now, I was practicing low 160's. I haven't even touched an LSAT book since the test. I did, however, register for December because I wasn't sure if I wanted to retake to give myself a better chance at Case Western. Their 25% LSAT is a 157, so I am literally right below it (they take the highest, thank god!)...my gpa though is above their 75% which is a 3.57. So here's my standings:
3.71 3.57 (75%)
156 157 (25%)- 161 (75%)
Now the twist...I just recently decided to go with CSU because they said I should get $ and it's a good school. So I decided not to retake the LSAT, although I did not cancel it yet. I thought aid at case would be completely out of the question. But today I received an email from my advisor at my very small private college with an ok reputation, not the best, that there is a 1/2 tuition (50k!)scholarship at case that a woman left that gives preference to my college grads. Now, I literally am probably the only person applying to Case this year. Many students are from out of state and it's so small that hardly no one applies to law school anyways. So basically, she tells me that if I'm admitted it should be mine.
So now the LSAT is in 2 weeks, I'm going to KY to see my family Thurs-Sun. so not studying then and I just don't know if I'll be ready to retake the LSAT. Now, even though they take the highest, if I score lower that will look bad. Even if I score the same it will look like I hit my glass ceiling. So what do I do? According to LSAT I have a 30-40% chance of admission to Case. Should I be happy with my score and just apply? Or retake the LSAT?