Doesn't that put you slightly over the median of law students?
So you're asking if it's horrible that you scored slightly above average?
It's certainly not horrible, just quite mediocre.
I took the exam 3x so I cannot take it again. I guess I went from 2 horrible scores (in the 140s) to a mediocre score (155).
Oh well. I didn't read where you had taken it three times, that puts you in a bad position.
Maybe wait until you can take it again and actually study some for the exam?
My poor performance has less to do with studying and more to do with the fact that I am just not a good standardized test taker. I know it sounds like an excuse but I just get really nervous. I had a tutor, took princeton review and powerscore. I studied for over 1 year and spent over $3500 on classes, tutors and study aids. It sucks but I hope to atleast get into a tier 2. If I do I will definitely do my thing.
You know that law school exams are worse than the LSAT, right? Many of them have multiple choice questions and you have to take at least four per semester. At least with the LSAT you can guess and have a 20% chance (or better) of getting the right answer.
If you really put in that much work and time to only get a 155 and are looking at at Tier 2 school, think long and hard about your choice to attend law school. There's a very real chance that you'll end up at the median, which at a Tier 2 means it's almost impossible to get a job that will pay off your loans.
In my eyes law school exams are different. # 1 They are not multiple choice. They require you to write which I can do just fine. # 2 I have a solid grasp of the LSAT, for some reason I just got extremely nervous during the exams. # 3 I work for a very busy law firm over 50 hours a week so it wasn't like I was devoting all my time (like people in college or those who can afford to be unemployed while they study for the exam) Bottom line there were mitigating circumstances that led to my 155. Thanks for all your input but I think I will be just fine at my tier 2 law school.
I just told you that some law school exams ARE multiple choice, especially at lower ranked schools.
You were nervous during ALL THREE EXAMS? And you think you'll be just fine on actual law school exams?
You didn't think it was important enough for your future to take a little time off from your job to study for what is objectively the most important factor in where you go to law school and how much scholarship money you get?
I worked 50 hour weeks myself after college and had plenty of time to study. Evidentially you chose to devote yourself to other endeavors aside from studying for the other 113 hours a week you weren't working.
Naturally, it's your life and you should do what you want. It just pains me to see people so oblivious to things like this, especially when the hiring market for attorneys is not looking great in the short run.
Ignorance is bliss I suppose. Good luck to you!