It just sounds a little far fetched.
It isn't you. Truly, the standard response to someone asking about their chances without a real LSAT is "come back when you have a real score." If you go to the LSAT board today, for example, scores just came out and there are a lot of disappointed people who scored a lot lower than they had been practicing at.I don't have any idea about the record aspect. But if you have a 3.75 and score in the 170+ range you should get into a t14 though.I'm 39, and was only planning to go to my local law school (tier 2) until I started reading here, and seeing that my practice scores at least put me in range. I was one of the lucky (few) that scored right at or even slightly above my practice range. Adrenalin has always been very good to me and it didn't fail me on test day. Anyway, I'm uprooting my family, changing my whole life, and I'm gonna go for it. I'm in at Chicago, Berkeley and Virginia (in the t14) so far. I'm still holding out hope for 1 of the big three.Have you been LSN to check what kind of numbers combos go where? Any of the LSAT/GPA calculators? Those would be a great place to start.Good luck!
Get a grip
. . . on the other hand, it may well give you "overcoming adversity" points.
Quote from: rhombot on February 23, 2008, 02:01:40 PM. . . on the other hand, it may well give you "overcoming adversity" points. DO schools view "overcoming adversity" in a favorable light, for the most part? Or do they, instead, view applicants who've overcome adversity as "damaged goods," even if the applicant is not at all damaged?I ask this for myself and others I know. I'm not saying anything about anyone else being damaged. I've heard both sides of this argument and I don't know what to believe. I put my adversity in the best light possible but one never knows. Maybe admissions people aren't really as nice (i.e., understanding and accepting of people who've been though difficulties) as they say they are in their literature and on their web sites.
seriously? i don't think any school would penalize you for MS. i doubt it's relevant, and it may well be illegal.
Quote from: rhombot on February 25, 2008, 07:36:37 PMseriously? i don't think any school would penalize you for MS. i doubt it's relevant, and it may well be illegal.My situation may be irrelevant to the practice of law, and weighing it negatively in admissions decisions may be illegal, but discrimination is a fact, and I have been a victim of discrimination for having MS.