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gracie1754

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If I get a low LSAT score, should I even apply?
« on: September 22, 2008, 04:21:35 PM »
I'm 27 years old with the following history:

- BA in Accountancy 3.47
- Masters in Accountancy 3.67 (from top accounting program in the nation)
- CPA - licensed in CO and IL
- Worked for Big 4 Accounting firm
- Currently working in internal audit for a global real estate company

I'm planning to take the lsat in October and I'm currently scoring upper 150s.  I want to apply to CU - Boulder, Lewis and Clark, and University of Oregon in their environmental law program (which I will explain in my ps).  If I do end up scoring only in the 150's should i even apply or should I retake the test?? 

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Re: If I get a low LSAT score, should I even apply?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 08:15:10 PM »
Probably retake the LSAT if you get a score in the mid 150s and those are the schools you REALLY want, especially CU, but also consider broadening your selection of schools. I can't count the number of people that I've seen that have decent enough numbers to get into some good schools, but are so hellbent on getting into a couple of particular places that they handcuff themselves to the point of not going to law school at all.
I'mma stay bumpin' till I bump my head on my tomb.

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Re: If I get a low LSAT score, should I even apply?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 08:35:37 PM »
http://oregon.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/0708/

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Clayton

While riding out a waitlist is not fun, it can be rewarding.

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Re: If I get a low LSAT score, should I even apply?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 09:06:42 PM »
http://oregon.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/0708/

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Clayton

While riding out a waitlist is not fun, it can be rewarding.

True, but it can also screw you. A guy in my section spent last year on both the UF and FSU waitlists, put his life on hold thinking he was going to get into a law school, and never got into either one. This year though, he did get into FSU without a waitlist, so I guess it worked out in the end, but it still ate a year of his time.
I'mma stay bumpin' till I bump my head on my tomb.