« on: December 31, 2008, 11:06:16 AM »
I see how you may think that my statement is conflicting. You must understand that some people, 30% approximately, may have to work with the numbers they have. There are several factors that dictate whether a person has "enough" time to study. There are also people who do take a year to study and still are roughly in the same position. Scoring a low LSAT score is not sufficient grounds to start questioning a personís desire to go to law school and become a lawyer. Also statistically it is extremely hard for any law grad to find work, unless you graduated top 10 from top ranked schools. So even if a person increases his or her score and got into a prestigious school, there is no guarantee that he or she will land a job paying enough to live comfortably and still pay college loans. If that same person took his or her low score and got accepted to a law school, albeit lower tier, the opportunity is still there for several things. That person can transfer up. Statically this is low also. However, it is possible. Also that same person may be able to gravitate to the top of the class whereas at a higher ranked school he or she may be at the bottom. The bottom job prospects are no greater than a lower tier student whom was at the top of his or her class. Everyone enters law school with the goal of working hard. Nonetheless people will fail out at a 1 tier school just as well as they will a 4 tier school. As far as jobs are concerned everyone always focuses on their FIRTST job out of law school. How many people do you know that are still working at their FIRST job? Your first job my last only one year. Your second job may be the 6 figure job. No one wants to talk about that. All I am saying is for people who have scored low it is not the end of the world and there are still plenty of options. As I said a low LSAT score is no reason for a personís desire to be a lawyer stand in question. If that is the case then I must question all those who did not score a 180. Stone walls do not make a prison no more than LSAT scores a Lawyer.