The prelaw advisor that I spoke to really sucked. I was a double major in communication/concentration PR and Art/concentration graphic design... I had always thought about law, but I was not sure about it. I sat down with him and told him I wanted to take the LSAT, what should I do to prepare? He said that I could just pick up a LSAT book and read through it, maybe take a practice test.
The male private part did not think I would even score high enough to consider law school because I was an art/com major and not a crim justice or poli sci major. Low and behold I do average, so I go back in and ask him what to do now because I wanted to get into a school in the area. He says you could take the test again and bring up your score, you are farmiliar with the test now, that is half the battle. Ok, I figure since he told me to take it again, I would take it again.. he would know... .
Well, I did worse on the second test, I went to meet with him again, he told me, "Oh. Well you went down, they average your scores. But you should just apply to law schools anyway." I could have killed him. Granted, ignorance on my part was half the problem, but when you seek out someone who is supposed to be an ADVISOR, you would think they would be somewhat helpful.
Needless to say, I demanded a new advisor because I felt like I had not been taken seriously and screwed beyond belief.. my new advisor is great... he suggested that I get a real job, do a masters if I feel the need to stay in school, and try again a year or so from now...he told me that many schools will drop the lower scores if you go up 7 to 10 points... I have been out of college almost a year, been working full time as a marketing manager, I am half way done with my masters degree, and I am taking the LSAT again on Monday.
A godawful law school advisor coupled with my ignorance put me in an extremely rough position, but with all situations when I am between a rock and a hard place, I will over come... at least, I hope to be able to.
Sorry to rant about law school advisors but that put a bad taste in my mouth to say the least.