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Oh c'mon!  keep ur chin up, 156 isn't bad.  what is that, like 60th percentile.  Your GPA's high.  What about soft skills?  Work exp?  community service (that wasn't court-ordered :)?

cast a wide net, think outside Ohio if you can.  Write a smokin' good PS.  You'll be surprised what schools you get into (I was, and I had similar #'s to you, with lower GPA)and I bet you'll come up with scholarships at a Toledo-type school or 2.  (Toledo's a good school, BTW).

And with the cost, there's LRAP if you're into PI work

Yeah, it was 68th percentile.  That made me feel slightly better about it, but it seems everyone on here is 165+.

I can go outside of Ohio (some schools my fiancee and I talked about were Louisville, UKentucky, and Florida State), but I am getting married next month and my future wife wants to live in Ohio once we are working (which sucks), so out of state schools are only good if I can come back to Ohio with the degree.

Yeah, Toledo seems like a good school.  My cousin will be a 2L there next year and she is keeping her full scholarship (which she got w/ a 3.75/159) and seems to be pleased with it.  I heard that they give the full ride to like half of the 1L class, but many don't keep it.  I have a feeling my numbers wouldn't put me in the top half of their class, and so I don't think I'd be offered the full ride.

Thanks for all the responses--keep them coming!

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Where should I go next fall? / 156/3.7--Should I go to law school?
« on: July 11, 2008, 12:24:57 PM »
I was VERY disappointed with my LSAT score.  My diagnostic was a 156, and that's what I ended up getting on the real thing.  My prep was basically limited to doing practice tests.  Retaking is not really an option.

I live in Ohio.  My GPA is 3.76, but I fear the LSAC might lower it slightly since I have a bunch of A-'s and they actually count as a 3.7 at my school, which is higher than the 3.66 or whatever that the LSAC (I believe) counts it as.  So we'll call my GPA a 3.7 to be safe.

I will most likely want to stay in state for school.  That being said:

I have basically no chance at Ohio State.
I have around a 50% chance at Cincinnati and Case Western.
I will have an excellent shot at getting into Toledo, Akron, and Cleveland State.
I will be basically auto-admit at Capital, Ohio Northern, and Dayton.

Is there any scenario in which it would be worth it for me to go to law school?  The bottom three schools are probably the only ones which will give me substantial scholarships (which I need), but is it even worth it to go to those schools?

Help please.  Thanks.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: US law school rankings/admissions
« on: June 28, 2008, 10:56:03 AM »
This is probably what you're looking for:

http://www.bc.edu/offices/careers/gradschool/law/lawlocator.html#the25

Good luck!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: QUESTION NEEDS IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
« on: June 28, 2008, 10:17:03 AM »
The only reason why I said it needed immediate attention is because no one responds otherwise.  Thanks though; good luck with you lint man.

You're an idiot.  Everyone wants their topic to be responded to--that's why they're made in the first place.  Would you suggest that we all start posting inane thread titles regarding the (perceived) urgency of our topic rather than their content?  That way none of us will know which topic is which, rather we will only know whether it's RLY RLY IMPORTANTZ!!!

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Studying for the LSAT / How sensitive are the LSAT answer sheets?
« on: June 18, 2008, 06:48:48 PM »
I am wondering how sensitive the answer sheets are in terms of picking up markings.  I had to erase on several questions to change answers, and though I erased as thoroughly as possible, I'm still worried that the machine will pick it up.  Is it worth it for me to have it hand-graded, or is there very little chance that any of my answers will be affected?

Thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: "Dressing" for the LSAT
« on: June 18, 2008, 06:44:41 PM »
I noticed that there was an abundance of hot girls at my testing center, though the consensus seems to be that there are few hot girls in law school.  I guess we now know who gets all those 120's through 140's :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question about cancelling score
« on: June 16, 2008, 11:12:10 PM »
If you did that much worse than usual, then cancel for sure.

One cancellation on your record shouldn't be a big deal--certainly not as big a deal as a really bad score.

Good luck.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question about cancelling score
« on: June 16, 2008, 11:03:25 PM »
Um...are you saying you missed 2 questions on the LG section, or 2 whole games?  If you missed 2 questions, who cares?  You may have gotten more right on other sections than you would on another test.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June LSAT
« on: June 16, 2008, 10:51:25 PM »
LSAC offices are probably closed on July 4th, it's a holiday. So they'll likely get the scores out before the long weekend.

Haha, I'm dumb.

Tangent: My sister schedules appointments for my fiancee's mom, who is a massage therapist.  A few days ago, my sister (who is allowed to fill out the schedule on her own) signed someone up for November 27th and December 24th, leaving a message on the woman's machine.  The woman called back and said "I don't think she probably wants to work on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve".

I guess my family has a hard time spotting the dates of holidays!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 08 Sclae?
« on: June 16, 2008, 10:35:44 PM »
I have to think the curve is going to be awful.  It was definitely one of the easiest LSAT's I've ever taken, which is saying a lot considering it was my first real one, and I still found it easier than most/all of the practice ones I took.

That being said, it's probably mostly because I am horrible at the games section, which was fortunately MUCH easier than usual this time.

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