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afghanbeauty

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Afghan American 3.9/140 LSAT.. Discouraged
« on: March 04, 2011, 11:17:18 AM »
I got my Feb 2011 score last night and became extremely depressed and discouraged. I have never been a good standardized test taker but a 140?!! So discouraged. Should I apply to some 3-4th tier schools anyways? I'm located in NYC and was hoping to get into hofstra or STJ law. Will they consider that I'm a minority?

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Re: Afghan American 3.9/140 LSAT.. Discouraged
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 05:10:00 PM »
How did you study for the LSAT? 

You probably need to retake the test if you want to go to law school.  There are some schools that weigh the GPA heavier, but with a 140 you have plenty of room for improvement.  And, with your great GPA and minority status, you can be in an excellent school if you get into the mid-high 150's.   

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Re: Afghan American 3.9/140 LSAT.. Discouraged
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011, 05:58:27 PM »
Definitely take it again.

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Re: Afghan American 3.9/140 LSAT.. Discouraged
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011, 09:27:55 AM »
^  Study hard, take a prep course and do all the work they suggest and more and re-take.  I suspect that the more traditional big-box prep courses (like kaplan) are probably the best suited for lower scorers but I don't have exposure to all of them.
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