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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Seattle vs FIU
« on: August 22, 2012, 04:42:46 PM »
If you have a choice, Seattle.  Also, it depends on what you are looking for, Seattle has a really good writing program and has only UW as its superior in state.  In Florida, UF, FSU and UM are all "better" than FIU. 

Living wise, Seattle is a great environment to live in.  Despite the rain and clouds, it has a great social scene (as FIU is I'm assuming).  As mentioned earlier, you should visit these places if they are your absolute top choices

I'm from Washington, so I'm familiar with the Pacific NW.

Law School Admissions / Re: 3.34 GPA/150 LSAT Chances?
« on: August 22, 2012, 04:27:41 PM »
And thanks legend, makes me feel good there are "commoners" like me  :)

Law School Admissions / Re: 3.34 GPA/150 LSAT Chances?
« on: August 22, 2012, 04:21:56 PM »
Thanks, I appreciate the words of wisdom and encouragement!  Failure is a strong word... I am exaggerating a little bit there, but yes, I try not to be married to the US News Rankings.  I know my school of choice will probably be a "regional" school and I am content with that, and in no way am I saying getting below a 155 is lawschool-death, but it sure does it make a bit more difficult.

Coming this November, I will be sending many applications to "regional" schools, wish me luck!

Law School Admissions / Re: 3.34 GPA/150 LSAT Chances?
« on: August 12, 2012, 11:14:50 PM »
I basically post poned the test to this October, I'm studying foreals now and am getting about 155 avg, I'll post when I take it!  I figure I can't get into a halfway competent school without at least a 155-160, so anything below 155 is failure.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: What to do for a month....
« on: May 29, 2012, 04:51:07 PM »
defintely, it's easier to motivate yourself when you're surrounded by other people struggling to learn the LSAT.  Shiny things seem to distract me as well  :-[

Law School Admissions / Re: 3.16/160?
« on: May 28, 2012, 11:52:25 PM »
That is a dec LSAT score, and a not-so-bad GPA, and considering you are a Hispanic female, probably will be considered for URM consideration?  Not sure what school you should apply since that is entirely your choice, but just saying you have quite a few things that could work in your favor.

Just my opinion.

Law School Admissions / 3.34 GPA/150 LSAT Chances?
« on: May 28, 2012, 11:47:59 PM »
Hello all! First post, but i've been a reading a lot of the posts similar to this.  However, I would like to get the input of everyone to see if I stand a chance during admissions...

First, I have a undergrad in criminal justice with a 3.34 cum, and am predicting that I will get 150 on my LSAT (I take it in a couple weeks and am pretty confident it will be around 150).  What are my chances?  I don't mind going to a tier 2, 3, or 4 but I don't want to go to a bottom 50 law school if I can help it.  I've been studying off and on for the LSAT for about a year and a half, and I figure 150 is going to be as good as the score gets (maybe a little higher). 

I don't have any experience except 1 internship during my senior year, and I haven't been doing much in an academic sense since graduation.  I know I will be most likely going to a regional school, and I'm fine with that.  Is the 150 LSAT score just too low?  I've looked at my chances on the LSAC gpa/LSAT calc, and it seems I should be able to get into some, but is that really worth it?  Should I retake the LSAT in October if I score a 150?  I'll be applying to quite a few law schools to improve my chances, but want to avoid applying to schools that are in the middle of nowhere (as I would probably working in the state I go to law school).  Other than that, my expectations aren't very high, but plan to go 100% when I do show up at law school.  (I feel that LSAT isn't a fair judgment of what I will bring to law school). 

So, I have a 3.34 GPA, 150 LSAT, minimal experience and am Asian-American.  I will have taken about a 2 year break after graduation (I'm 24 years old), and plan to take the LSAT in June and potentially October if I bomb it in June.  What are my law school chances?  What schools should I apply?  Thanks for anyone's input, and sorry if this sounds like panicked ranting right before the LSAT (because it kinda is  :o)

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