Alright, this isn't exactly a "horror" story, but my (predicted) LSAT score is rather mediocre. I've been getting consistent 160s on practice exams (once got a 164), even after taking Kaplan (which is only useful for providing administered practice tests, in my opinion).I have a really strong GPA (3.84 on LSAC), honors program, lots of interesting political involvement -- anti-war organizer, leader of campus drug-policy reform group, etc., studied politics at University of Oxford for a summer, got a research grant for my honors thesis, etc. I also can get great LORs. Sooo, my questions...1) Will top schools (my dream schools are Stanford, Berkeley, NYU, Columbia, and UCLA) look past my mediocre LSAT? I'm worried that they'll reject me out of hand solely based on my LSAT.2) If I think I could raise my score a couple points (4 or 5), should I take the December test?3) One of my prof's is a JD from Columbia, and knows lots of law professors around the country. He has pledged to not only write LORs for me, but said he will call his connections and really try to lobby for me. Does that helo at all? Do profs have any say in admissions?Thanks! This is a great messageboard. Just found it today.
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