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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Applying now but retaking the test in February
« on: December 26, 2006, 05:43:17 PM »
There are a few reasons but mainly i am extremely eager to go now. I studied my butt off and didn't score my average practice test score on the lsat, so who is to say that i will the next go round and then i'll just have delayed it one more year. The other reason is that i'm 25 and I already have delayed applying a few years. I have a really good job-and have the potential to be very sucessful professionally/financially if i do not go to law school but law school is something that i have always wanted to do.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Applying now but retaking the test in February
« on: December 26, 2006, 04:20:42 PM »
it is extremely stupid and short-sighted to go to a crappy law school just because you are "dead set" on going to law school next year if you think you are capable of doing better on the LSAT. I really don't understand why so many people have this "law school or bust" attitude. Yes, all law schools teach you the same stuff. No, all law schools are not the same when the time comes to get a job. I mean, really. It's one year. One of the many, many years that you have. Take the time off, study for about six months, improve your score by five or more points, and go to a better school instead of barely getting into a school that you are not really happy with. Why is that such a hard concept to accept?

Eratz who is to say that i will improve. I scored well below my practicing averages. I don't know why it's hard for you to accept that I and some others would rather go to law school next year, even if it's a lower ranked school, than to wait a year.

FWIW, speaking from experience - I was one of those people who was dead-set and all, "Oh, I HAVE to go to law school in the fall of 2007;  I'll have worked for two years in a law firm and THAT is the perfect amount of time - this is exactly how I planned *everything*!  I'm going to get my LORs over the summer, take the September LSAT, write my ps while I wait for my score, and apply early!" 

Yeah, things didn't work out that way.  I cancelled in September, planned to retake in December, and then finally made the decision to retake in February due to unfortunate circumstances and put off my application for a year.  Now I get to save money at my job for another year, get more legal experience, mature even more, and go through a much more leisurely application process because all I have to do is retake the LSAT and fill out the apps come the summer.

My point is: I understand those who feel it's necessary to go to law school right away, but ersatz has a great point.  It's NOT imperative.  You have your whole life to be an attorney.  Even if your LSAT score does not improve, your application will be stronger because you will have more time away from undergrad and more "real life" experience (check out Northwestern's incoming class' average years of work experience).  So if plans don't go exactly how you had hoped, it's not that big of a deal to change them a bit; things can go even better than you originally planned.

I've been out of undergrad for 4 years.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Applying now but retaking the test in February
« on: December 26, 2006, 09:21:45 AM »
it is extremely stupid and short-sighted to go to a crappy law school just because you are "dead set" on going to law school next year if you think you are capable of doing better on the LSAT. I really don't understand why so many people have this "law school or bust" attitude. Yes, all law schools teach you the same stuff. No, all law schools are not the same when the time comes to get a job. I mean, really. It's one year. One of the many, many years that you have. Take the time off, study for about six months, improve your score by five or more points, and go to a better school instead of barely getting into a school that you are not really happy with. Why is that such a hard concept to accept?

Eratz who is to say that i will improve. I scored well below my practicing averages. I don't know why it's hard for you to accept that I and some others would rather go to law school next year, even if it's a lower ranked school, than to wait a year.

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Studying for the LSAT / Applying now but retaking the test in February
« on: December 25, 2006, 09:03:57 PM »
I scored below what i thought i was going to get. I'm dead set on attending law school in the fall of 2007 and am wondering what happens if i retake the test in February though all my applications will be in by then. Do i have to tell law schools i'm retaking? I was thinking of retaking and then depending on what i get notifying the schools. I don't think i could possibly do worse than what i got already  b/c it was lower than my first practice test score (was practicing 8-11 points higher. what would happen if i do worse? i'm planning to not study too much. Maybe do one or two practice tests before hand. I was practicing consistently with a score i would like to get but think that i put too much pressure on the actual test day and that i had a really unfortunate work stress the night before. I'm just hoping if i do well that i can notify schools and give myself a better chance of getting in.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Bombed LSAT, need advice
« on: December 22, 2006, 09:45:27 AM »
i got a 156 and i don't think i'm going to take it again. i don't want to wait a year so i'm going to apply. I think an addendum works if there is actually a valid reason why you did poorly but you would have to back it up with a good score later.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Nursing a hangover from score releasse
« on: December 22, 2006, 09:31:08 AM »
I Cant function at all b/c i went out to drown my sorrows. I told everyone i met how bad my score was. One guy who went to Roger Williams law school told me not to worry-he has a good job. It did make me feel a little better.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: The SCORE THREAD
« on: December 21, 2006, 05:45:54 PM »
nope I'm a D

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: The SCORE THREAD
« on: December 21, 2006, 05:40:12 PM »
i think my heart just leapt out of my chest. Nothing yet for me.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: NYC Schools
« on: December 04, 2006, 08:56:59 PM »
FYI- Fordham is not in the bronx. The undergrad is

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: NYC Schools
« on: December 04, 2006, 05:51:53 PM »
I live in Manhattan. You shouldn't worry about the neighborhoods so much. Fordham and Columbia are both on the UWS but they are not close to each other at all. Columbia is way way way uptown in morningside heights. It's a beautiful campus but very close to some rough neighborhoods. Fordham is is in the lower upper west side. It's got a very midtown-y feel. It's close to Lincoln Center, which is nice but the rest of the area is not that hip. I could go into all the different neighborhoods but there really isn't a point. You can live anywhere in NY and take the subway to school. I'm def not moving to the Upper West side if i go to fordham.

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