« on: March 23, 2005, 10:33:11 AM »
What is your GPA?
Retaking the LSAT and scoring 158 will only give you an average LSAT of 155. Sorry to say only. But I am trying to point out how it sucks to have the scores averaged.
Even if you do work for 1 year, I dont believe it would be for the money. It makes more sense to do it for sooo many other reasons. You will hopefully have fun, save perhaps a bit of money (I work now, and I make cookie crumbs... lol), and make yourself a stronger candidate for the following law school app cycle (be it getting a higher LSAT score, gaining valuable work experience, or having some ususual experience that can influence what you write in your personal statement).
From what I understand about deferring acceptances - I thought you could only do it for 1 school, and you have to attend that school the following year. Someone correct me if I am wrong. Also, deferrals are not granted easily.
Hmmm... I don't think it will hurt you to take a year off. But if you want it to help you, then that means retaking the LSAT and doing substantially better. Honestly if I were in your shoes, I'd wait a year and really try to raise my score. But everyone is different - that is just what I think I would do.
Hopefully others can give you additional feedback. Good luck with whatever you choose!