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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Terrified of the LSAT
« on: September 24, 2008, 04:13:17 PM »


I guess I just want to know, is it possible to go to a state law school with an lsat score around 150?  That is pretty average, right?

Got in every PT program save one. Got into a bunch of T2 and even a T1 off the waitlist.

What do these mean? T2, T1?

Tier 1, 2 as ranked by US News

Ahhh, I see.  I just picked up a copy of the US News law rankings.  It was at a garage sale, so like 2004 version I believe.  Thought it had some helpful info.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Terrified of the LSAT
« on: September 24, 2008, 04:06:46 PM »


I guess I just want to know, is it possible to go to a state law school with an lsat score around 150?  That is pretty average, right?

Got in every PT program save one. Got into a bunch of T2 and even a T1 off the waitlist.

What do these mean? T2, T1?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Terrified of the LSAT
« on: September 24, 2008, 03:38:33 PM »
Great thanks for the advice!  I hope that once I get into the practice of taking LSAT practice tests, etc. I will feel more confident.  I am glad to know it is "learnable." 

I think like alot of people who did not pursue a collegiate program until many years after highschool (a fairly rock highschool career I might add), big tests and graduate programs seem intimidating. 

I have not said anything to my employers (who are all attorneys of course) about my aspirations, but would plan to when it comes to application time.  I am sure my immediate supervising attorneys would be willing to write a letter of recommendationf or me.  Is this helpful?  I read somewhere that the main thing schools look for is clues that the student will be committed to the program and will most likely succeed the entire 3 years and graduate, basically they have so many seats to fill and do not want to take a chance on someone that may drop out or flunk out.  My hope is that if my employer would write a letter indicating that I have been employed with their law firm for (by that time) 7 years, and that they were willing to take a gamble and pay my para school costs, it will help reassure admissions that I am worth taking the chance. Am I all wet?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Terrified of the LSAT
« on: September 24, 2008, 03:30:35 PM »
Have you completed a timed practice test yet?

Actually, I have not.  I have a practice book that I have been taking a few cracks at.  It includes a past test example that can be taken, which I plan to do in the next week or two.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Terrified of the LSAT
« on: September 24, 2008, 02:44:50 PM »
If you have any elective space or time take a Logic class at school or local community college. May help and its cheaper than a course.

I will def look into this.  We have a community college near where I live.  The cost per credit hour is around $95, so that wouldn't be too bad. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Terrified of the LSAT
« on: September 24, 2008, 02:40:20 PM »
I think 155 would be a little closer to average. You should have confidence that with a few months of practice you'll have no prob. getting at least a 155.

Also, that was exactly my motivation to go back to school & finish undergrad.

Awesome, I like that answer! Thank you!

Also, am I chosing the "right" undergrad major?  I hear all the time that it really does not matter what the undergrad is, as long as its something you can keep your gpa up with and it looks impressive.  Well, government, politics, and of course Law are the only topics of interest to me and poli sci seemed like a good fit.  My school requires that College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must chose a minor.  I thought about philosophy, not because I would enjoy the subject matter but because I know it appears "impressive."  Women's studies has been of interest of me, but it was really the only thing on the list I thought I would enjoy. What are your thoughts?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Terrified of the LSAT
« on: September 24, 2008, 02:32:03 PM »
Thank you for saying that its good I am thinking ahead.  I get really tired of people telling me to focus on my undergrad and that I may change my mind, etc.  I hate to admit this, but the entire reason for going ahead with my bachelors is specifically so that I can get into law school.  Sure, there is a pretty large possibility that I may not get in, etc. and then atleast I will have a bachelors to compliment my paralegal certificate, but I am pretty goal oriented and hell bent on law school.

I guess I just want to know, is it possible to go to a state law school with an lsat score around 150?  That is pretty average, right?

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Studying for the LSAT / Terrified of the LSAT
« on: September 24, 2008, 02:13:40 PM »
Hi everyone, I am new to this board and hope someone can give me some reassurance.  I am currently in my sophmore year of my undergraduate studies.  I have a paralegal certificate and have worked for a law firm for 4 years, in fact the law firm I am employed with has paid 80% of my paralegal certificate, however I am paying for my bachelors myself.  My major is political sciences and my minor is women's studies.  I have a 3.7gpa.  I am a very bad testaker and get hot flashes everytime I look at an LSAT practice question.  My critical thinking needs improvement, and I hope that once I fulfill my general education critical thinking requirment for my b.a., that will improve.  So my question is, how do I prepare, and is it too soon to prepare as I am only a sophmore? 

Also, and I hope to gain some reassurance here, how low can my LSAT score be and still be accepted to a decent state school? 

Thanks for your help!

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