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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Guidance Needed please 162 LSAT 2.58 GPA
« on: November 02, 2012, 08:39:45 PM »
Thank you all for the posts so far and the advice. Most of the information brought up my wife and I had considered. For the most part, location is not an issue at all except we wish to stay away from the east coast. Other than that cost and scholarships are the most important factors for us. We will continue to evaluate the schools on law school numbers.

As for retaking the LSAT I am still not sure about. I was not that good at focusing with distractions (my proctors were whispering for the first 30 mins), but maybe if I practice with that I may be able to get in the mid-high 160s.

I really appreciate everyone's inputs and if you have any other recommendations please let me know.

Thank you again.

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Studying for the LSAT / Guidance Needed please 162 LSAT 2.58 GPA
« on: November 02, 2012, 12:00:28 AM »
Greetings everyone, this is my first post but I have read many posts on here. As the title says, I received a 162 on the October 2012 LSAT and a low 2.58 GPA from a regional university. I am wondering if it is worth retaking the LSAT when my average PT was a 168. My objective originally was to attend U. of Minnesota if I had a 168-170, but due to this score my reach school is U. of Illinois. I have several target and safety schools: U. of Houston, Chicago-Kent IIT, U. of San Diego, Case Western Reserve, Loyola Chicago, U. of Tenn., LSU, Michigan State, and Seattle University. If you have any suggestions about these schools or others that I should apply to please let me know.  I believe I can get into some of these schools, but unsure of scholarship money, hence why I would retest. However, I am not a traditional law applicant.

I have a M.B.A. in International Business (3.3 GPA) from a regional school, first person in family to graduate with B.S. and Masters, prior Air Force National Guardsman for 6 years (which I was a meteorologist), worked 3 years in financial sector with progressive promotions and management experience, worked during all my schooling, married with no kids, and other family difficulties in which I would indicate in my personal statement.

I wonder if those soft factors would greatly assist me in being accepted and obtaining a higher scholarship. I worry if I wait to retest and score around the same or lower then I would be applying at end of December to January compared to me apply in November.

If you have any advice or guidance please let me know.

Thank you

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