« on: September 12, 2004, 06:31:35 PM »
Here's my depressing story and I have no idea on what to do:
My top choice school rejected me twice over the past three years. It is a 4th tier school. I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees there with very solid gpa's, however, I have a horrible LSAT score of 147. Last year I was accepted to another school equal in ranking and chose not to attend because I want to stay where I currently attend. The school gave me some advice on ways to strengthen my application, however, mentioned that I will most likely not gain acceptance because of my LSAT score. I have taken the LSAT a total of three times. I bombed it twice and then scored 147. Currently, my previous scores are considered stale for admissions purposes leaving me with only the 147. My target school mentioned that I could attend the other school for a year and then transfer. My opinion is that this is a ludicrous statement because why on earth would I attend one 4th tier school, work my ass off, and make a lateral transfer across the 4th tier. I could always retake the LSAT. I know if I put in the time and effort I can score much higher. In reality, however, this will put me out of law school another year which I do not want to do at this point. Also, I do not want to attend a school intending to transfer and then end up being stuck at a school I do not want to attend in the first place.
What on earth should I do. Over the past three years my sole purpose in life has been strengthening my creditentials in order to gain admission to this school to no avail. I'm just disgusted at this point. Should I just attend somewhere else and hope to transfer or retake the LSAT.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.