« on: July 10, 2004, 04:15:22 PM »
I was in your shoes a year ago. I was a minority, I did LSAT self study for two years, and bam! I take the darn test and got a 147. Though my GPA was significantly higher than yours, I thought that my dream school was out of reach, and it is nowhere near NYU in the rankings. You mentioned that you were a minority - I am too. Take advantage of that. Call NYU admissions people, and people of the other schools that you want to attend, and ask them what your chances are, given your grades, LSAT score and minority status. Use the personal statements to tell the admissions people who you really are. Work really hard on the personal statements because they will make or break your application. Others may know more about NYUs admissions or whatever, but if its meant for you to be there, you'll get in. As for the test, from personal experience, I wouldn't retake it. And to the poster that says that NYU is out of reach with your numbers, I heard the same advice. "You'll never get into SMU Law with that LSAT score." But I did. And, like I said, I wouldn't put myself through the test again; chances are, it might be a waste of time. I knew several people who retook the LSAT in October after taking it in June, and they did about the same (two people did worse). So, just take this as a minor setback and good luck!!