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Re: Low LSAT high GPA
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2008, 02:39:49 PM »
Retake the LSAT or aim lower. Except for your LSAT, everything looks pretty good. However, your LSAT will bury you.
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Re: Low LSAT high GPA
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2008, 02:42:06 PM »
Retake the LSAT or aim lower. Except for your LSAT, everything looks pretty good. However, your LSAT will bury you.
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Re: Low LSAT high GPA
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2008, 02:52:19 PM »
Good luck on getting an eleven point jump on your LSAT.  It just does not happen.  Unless, you completely bombed the first test for some reason (i.e. you were way too nervous, you couldn't concentrate, etc...).  Small LSAT improvements are possible.  I would not go into the test thinking you will improve your score by more than 5 or so points (unless it fits the criteria mentioned above).  People who have ridiculous jumps in the LSAT scores just completely screwed up the first time.

I went up from high 140s when I started to a 167 on the actual test.  I just studied my ass off.  Again, this guy has good grades at a good school in a hard major.  If he works for it he'll do fine.

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Re: Low LSAT high GPA
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2008, 12:36:26 AM »
I think it's important to clarify my last quote.  I did not mean to say that significant increases are not possible, only that they are not common.  I would venture to say that the average test taker's score does not fluctuate more than 5-6 points with each testing.  Also, for every person that posts on this board and says they scored more than ten points higher, there are 10 more who scored lower the second time around.  Study hard (timed, full length tests) and good luck.  A small improvement (5 points) will work wonders for your chance of admission to most schools.

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Re: Low LSAT high GPA
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2008, 01:47:00 AM »
You guys have been very helpful :). Anyone elses thoughts on chances at Santa Clara or Franklin Pierce?

dude.  retake.  you're an engineer.  you can do better.

eta: I mean, if you realistically got into the high '60s you would have a decent shot at Boalt (UC Berkeley School of Law).  I hear they know a thing or two about IP...
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