Ok so since I get called a flame lets please try this again. Its a real friggen post. I dont know why people are so rude on here. Just need some honest advice. I have applied to like 20 schools so far. If people could give me their suggestion on where they think I should apply or their honest opinion of my chances of getting in law school that would be extremely beneficial to me.
I want to be a sports agent. I have met with many agents and professional scouts such as ones with the Portland Trail Blazers. This is no joke or fake thread. I want to pursue a career in this industry for both FIFA and the NFL. I know law school would best prepare me for this career choice.
Just please give me advice and be honest with me on my chances and on where I should go. I said in my previous post that I have had a 3.5gpa or higher for 2 years straight now. My gpa was hurt due to a summer session where I took both Business Stats and Business Math where I got Ds in both. Not because I didnt try, just because I struggle badly with math.
I took my LSAT 2 times. In June 08 I got a 139. In October 08 I got a 140. I prepared hard and took classes and everything. I just cant succeed with the LSAT.
It makes me so mad that a standardized test is going to potentially make or break my life. I have the heart and determination to succeed but I feel like I may not be given that opportunity. So any advice on what to do, where to apply, etc is greatly appreciated.
Once again this is a real post that would like real truthful, RESPECTABLE and meaningful replys. Thank you.
The first thing I want to stress is that getting into law school will not make or break your life. You won't believe me on this point, but eventually you'll realize this is true.
Having said that, I think your chances of getting into an accredited law school are almost zero. If you do get in to a Tier-4 school, you'll probably be paying full price, meaning that you'd end up at least 150k in debt by the time you graduate. That is also an if. Although the LSAT is not perfect, it does correlate to success in law school. Just as the LSAT requires analytical thinking, so does the study of law. To be blunt, if a 140 is the highest you can muster on the LSAT, there is a good chance (and this is particularly so at low ranked schools where students do fail out) you won't meet the school's minimum gpa. None of this is very positive news for you.
I really want to stress that your self worth doesn't hinge on going to law school. I was too short to go into the profession I dreamed of going into as a kid - and it did not "break" me.