I took the LSAT in December 2003 and received a 147. I had spent a year preparing for the LSAT and even with preparations I was not getting over 150 mark. I have a 3.5 GPA and I applied to Fordham, Pace, New York Law and Brooklyn. I was already rejected at Fordham (no surprise). What are my chances at this point with getting into the rest?
Also at this point I have been working as a Paralegal for the past 10 years with 2 small children at home. My biggest concern is that if I go to NY law or Pace I may make less money coming out of law school than I currently make now.
What are your thoughts.
As far as your chances, I'm not familiar with NY area schools, so I'm afraid I can't help you there, but have you tried http://www.chiashu.com/lsat.html?
That site lets you enter your GPA and LSAT score, and shows your odds of getting into all the ABA schools. It seems important to make sure you're applying to some schools where at least one of your stats falls near or above their 75th percentile, and the other is at least around their 25th percentile, to give you at least a shot.
<<My biggest concern is that if I go to NY law or Pace I may make less money coming out of law school than I currently make now.>>
I'm actually struggling with that myself right now. I'm 32 and have a fairly lucrative job, but I'm bored. But, just about anywhere I go, I'm likely to come out making not all that much more than I'm making now, with $200K in loans to boot. I guess it's just going to come down to a gut feeling as to what will be right for me in the long run, but I can completely understand your apprehension!