« on: November 07, 2009, 04:06:16 PM »
Took timed practice test today, scored 151, biggest problem was the logical reasoning. Is there a downside to applying to a LS, getting turned down, then applying the next year?
Appreciate the input, just looking at the options. Not applying to T14 schools.
There's nothing technically wrong with applying now and re-applying next year, but I want to just provide some words of caution.
Firstly, this seems like a very rushed decision. Some of the best decisions in life are made on a whim but still, you may want to think more about this. Law school is long, grueling and a huge investment (you may not have to worry about the money). Make sure you really want to go to law school, you might not even need it. If you really want to advocacy work, I don't know if a J.D. is required.
Secondly, if you apply this year after taking the LSAT, you can get into law school. There are a lot of terrible law schools out there. With a really good GPA and definitely interesting background story, you'll get into *A* school. Because you'll probably get into a school this year, you're going to feel more inclined to just go rather than wait. This may or may not be a good thing. If you take some time and study for the LSAT and apply next year, you can get into a great school, but you may lose out on the opportunity because you have an acceptance in your hand and won't give taking the LSAT a second time any thought.
These are just some considerations...