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« on: July 01, 2005, 11:37:07 AM »
Ok-I will be in the minority here..
But i think you should plan to retake- but apply anyway..I assume you are set on going to a top 25 or so school, but there are MANY good t3/t4 schools out there with your numbers.. Do not assume that you have no chance..I've said this alot on here, but getting into a top ls does not guarantee anything..Yes, it's pretigious, but i know many t4 grads who run their own firms...
If you apply, and get rejected, at least you will be ready for the LSAT..HTH..
« on: July 01, 2005, 11:07:47 AM »
Well, pretty much the only thing that is holding me back from ls is the LSAT.. I know I can do better than i test (146)....I've been out of school for quite a while, so I find it's hard to get get into "test mode" if that makes sense...I look at the other attempts as practice...
« on: July 01, 2005, 10:57:21 AM »
i am going to focus on a section every week- sort of a rotation.. I'd really like a tutor- but i blew all my money on kaplan, so that's out the window!
« on: July 01, 2005, 09:27:23 AM »
You're an inspiration, blonde. I support your cause 100%. Study hard! You can certainly do better. And don't hesitate to ask questions - whenever you have them.
thanks! Everyone has been unbelievably supportive on here- I am so glad I found this site!!
I consider this my LSAT family
...You guys can all "relate", whereas my friends have no real clue about the LSAT hell (all they know is, "it's a test- just study" LOL-- we here at LSD know what the LSAT is all about..
« on: June 30, 2005, 02:05:29 PM »
that is terrific!! Congrats!!!
« on: June 30, 2005, 02:00:48 PM »
You're absoutely right- I mean, i took the LSAT 2x, and not once did I crack a book or put any effort into it..What was I thinking?
« on: June 30, 2005, 01:52:07 PM »
With a 3.3 and a 155+ on your next test, you can probably get into an ABA approved law school. I am sure you will be fine. Seriously consider going to a school that is not ABA approved. It's not as if you can't find work in that state. If I remember correctly, California has like 17 of them. Best of luck!
I apologize in advance, I'm not trying to pick on just one person here. However, these types of sentiments seem to be coming up a lot on this board. There is NOTHING wrong with a 3.3 and a 155. These are decent numbers that will get you into plenty of (ABA approved!) law schools. The OP with a 142 may have to do some out of state searching, but if it's REALLY a dream there's no reason you can't make it happen.
This board is not representative of applicants, a lot of the people here have scored exceptionally well. Please do not get discouraged and think you can no longer go to law school because you don't have a 3.8 with a 170. Please do not think that you can't practice law unless you go to a T25 school!!! I have many friends that went to T3 and T4 schools and they have great jobs and great lives.
« on: June 30, 2005, 12:45:16 PM »
thanks everyone:).. I just couldn't live with myself if i didn't give it one more shot.. I don't believe 146 is the best i can do...And at least i will know after the 3rd time that i would have to stop..
But hopefully my school will admit me to their spring term so I don't have to retake
.. Either way, I have a plan..
« on: June 30, 2005, 12:23:59 PM »
I've decided to re-take the October LSAT while my spring application is pending for a local t4 school..
I am either really committed to being a lawyer, or am a massachist.. I haven't decided yet..
I also have to keep this secret from my family/roommate/friends, as they have begged me not to do this again...(That's why I am telling people on here)
This time I am going to get those bibles everyone talks about on here, and I may check out testmasters180..
Let the games begin!!
« on: June 30, 2005, 10:54:14 AM »
Thanks for all the feedback. My gpa is 3.3 amd I went to Rutgers. I do have anxiety problems with standardize exams but I know I'm not stupid. You can say someone is stupid just because they scored low on a silly test. I got into grad school, so I cant be dumb. I did well on the GRE. I think I put too much pressue on myself with this test. I took a powerscore full prep course and was scoring in the 150s on the practice exams. I know I can improve, I think it was bad timing and anxiety.
I think anyone with an average level of intelligence can score at least in the high 150s if he/she has studied properly. Maybe ADDs are an exception.
I don't know if I necessarily agree with that..I took several IQ tests over the years, and I always scored between 118-120 (which from what I was told was higher than average IQ), and unfortunately never scored past a 146 (with tons of prep)
That's not to say though that I chose the right route of LSAT prep (I took Kaplan).
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