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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.1/164 GPA any scholarship hopes?
« on: July 02, 2009, 02:23:16 PM »
Yeah, I think the key for scholarships is to be in the top 75% of a school's LSAT/GPA range, right?

Can you retake the LSAT?

Law School Applications / Re: Chances 4.0 166
« on: June 29, 2009, 02:56:37 PM »
A friend of mine who is also a 166/4.0 from an Ivy got into Penn this past cycle. She also got WLd at HLS and CLS. I know she was really frustrated with her cycle as it was progressing, but is pretty thrilled to be in at Penn.

Yeah, Penn is fantastic.  While this is a great outcome, if she had a chance to retake and score higher before the cycle began, she not only may have gotten into HLS and CLS (CLS with money), but may have still been able to go to Penn, just with a full (or large) scholarship.

Any way you slice it, a retake is a good idea.

Law School Applications / Re: Chances 4.0 166
« on: June 26, 2009, 04:29:56 PM »
Thanks for the advice, this was my first time taking. I was consistently practicing testing in the 170's but completely choked on the June 09's games section. I cant' stand the prospect of having to study another few weeks for the LSAT, but maybe I'll just suck it up and do it. Assuming scholarship money isn't of that much concern, do you thinking Berkley or NYU ed are possibilities though?

Suck it up and retake.  You'll thank me next year.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: give it to me straight
« on: June 26, 2009, 01:31:46 PM »
Even if you came from an ivy, a 158 would probably not get you into a T14.  Take a prep course and retake the test.

Law School Applications / Re: Chances? Retake?
« on: June 26, 2009, 11:20:37 AM »
Your softs don't really matter, unfortunately.

You have a good shot at Cornell, although if you think there's a chance you could do better on the LSAT I definitely recommend a retake.  Unless you are comfortable with zero financial aid from Cornell, do not apply ED.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: 166, 4.0 -- Chances
« on: June 26, 2009, 10:32:04 AM »
Ah, that's rough.  It's frustrating to put so much effort into a test only to perform the exact same, especially when your GPA is so awesome.

Unfortunately, your excellent softs really don't matter all that much for most places, although you should consider throwing in an app at UMich, where you may also have a decent chance.  I say this so often that I sound like a broken record, but Mich has an excellent reputation for considering the whole candidate, apart from their LSAT (which is why they are not ranked higher).  You may also look at NU or GULC (although I think GULC prefers LSAT to GPA).  If I were you, I'd also throw in an app to Boalt (they love GPAs) even though the LSAT makes it a longshot.

What other advice/opinions were you looking for?  If you weren't insistent on not taking the test again, I'd tell you "Third time's a charm..."

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 170 last October, 177 this June!
« on: June 26, 2009, 10:26:48 AM »
Congrats on the awesome increase!  Especially since I'm sure people gave you *&^% for retaking an excellent score (170), so double congrats for going with your gut.  It paid off!

I wouldn't worry about an addendum.  The increase does speak for itself.  Even more, it's an increase from 98th or 9th percentile to 99th.  Doesn't really require explanation.  Also, even if a school averages your scores, you're still in the 99th percentile.

In other words, quit worrying - you've got it made.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Well, i'm retaking
« on: June 26, 2009, 10:24:18 AM »
I did testmasters and liked it a lot.

Do you mean you got in for fall 2009?  And, may I ask, what was your score?  I am pretty bummed about mine...but it was in the top 87th for some strange reason. 


Sounds like the OP is talking about taking the June 2008 LSAT, and getting into Toledo for Fall 2008.

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