...So, I'm another one of those engineers that wants to be a lawyer, but my brain & the LSAT don't seem to play nice, add that to the fact Iíve been out of school for 5yrs and maybe my aspirations of getting a 170+ on the LSAT and going to a T1 law school may be a lil' lofty
That said, took the Feb LSAT (my first one) and scored 143! Frankly I wasnít surprised; I scored 143 Ė 148 on my practice tests. I guess Iím just frustrated because Iím not sure what else to do. I prepped hard, studied for 2 months, even took an online powerscore prep test. I'm smart and I know it! I do great on the Logic Games, but on every thing else, Iím daft!
Now, I'm reaching out, big reason I've joined this forum ~ How do I re-approach this? Anyone share a similar experience? How about someone that went from scoring a 140ish to 170? How did you do it?
Well, I suppose it's my job to play the Devil's Advocate, or at least the contrarian.
Don't sell yourself short. Anyone who's able to achieve a 3.47 GPA in Mechanical Engineering and a 3.76 GPA for an MBA is smart enough to ace an ol' LSAT. The key is to sychronize your mechanical brain with the logical tests of the LSAT.
Each person has a different frequency . . . way in which they connect with the LSAT. It might take an onsite course, and a lot more study, and more time. (Two months is about the minimum for any serious LSAT study. For anyone having trouble with the logical patterns, several times that amount is a better target.)
If the career in law is important to you, and you wish to pursue some combination of law, engineering, and business, the additional weight that a higher LSAT score will afford you will come in handy, indeed.
To paraphrase a certain other former lawyer and law prof, Yes you can.
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