« on: August 25, 2007, 11:02:22 PM »
Thank you to all who replied.
I am indeed taking a prep class (it starts Sept 1st and ends the week before the LSAT) but I'm trying to be realistic and not get my hopes up, which is why I think I may get around a 145.
So basically you are all saying if I get around a 145 I have no chances? Not even at St. John's? Or Hofstra?
Thanks again for the help!
No, you'll have chances. Especially being a minority. (Unless by minority you mean Asian; Asians don't get much of a bump, if any).
this guy got into Cooley, IU-I, UDM, Nova, and a couple others with a 141 average.
The thing is, if you can get that score up 10 points you'll have better opportunities. If you can get up into the 150s you'd have a shot at some lower Tier 1s or Tier 2s.
pcc241 got into American and Emory with a 3.38/158
k32 got into American PT and Marquette (T2) with 3.2/154
this one got into American, Temple with $$$, Emory with $$$, and Fordham with a 3.1/155
American, Loyola (Chi) and Arizona with a 155
George Washington with $$$ with a 155
If you can get that score up just ten points and you're hispanic, native american or black, you're going to be much better off than you will be with a 145. I mean no disrespect to Cooley, Nova or any of the other T4 schools but your employment prospects are going to be better out of American than they are out of Cooley.
If you can't get your LSAT up into the 150s before September, you're better off postponing for a year, getting some WE and trying again next year.
Your employment opportunities out of American are going to be good regardless. But I'm biased, from going there.
Apply to UDC, or whatever the equivalent is in NY. If you can get into a school like that (should be possible if you can bump your LSAT up a bit, and have something on your resume that helps, i.e. diversity, leadership exp.) your employment chances will be pretty good to get into an adequate firm, assuming you don't @#!* up in law school.