Perhaps for some. For me it would have been pointless. Like most folks, I took 4 sections other than Logic Games. 3 of them were graded. One of them, I know I missed maybe 3 questions on. Might have missed 1 or two others that I thought I had right. the rest, I doubt I missed any, but might have missed, at best, 1 or 2.
I don't mean to make too much of this, but for a real lawyer, one strives to do (and be) the best. Really. The very, very best. Not just "good enough," or "that's silly," or "golly isn't this over yet?"
Quote from: Thane Messinger on April 07, 2011, 10:19:08 PMI don't mean to make too much of this, but for a real lawyer, one strives to do (and be) the best. Really. The very, very best. Not just "good enough," or "that's silly," or "golly isn't this over yet?" Ya know, I agree with this as a general statement. If the O/P really is trying to nail down a 180, then he is a fool to do anything other than EVERYTHING he can possibly do to nail down that 180. Good for him. I applaud everything about that.However, a "real" lawyer? I'm struck by a quote by Mark Lanier who said that when he took the bar exam, if he passed by 1 point more than the minimum required, then he studied too much:
However, like anything in life, there comes a point of diminishing returns.
I think that point comes pretty quickly on reading comprehension. If, after four years of college, you need somebody to coach you on reading comprehension, then I sincerely doubt that an elite law school is in your future.
Applying to law school, finishing law school, practicing the law, and basically any other significant endeavor in life will always boil down to managing your finite resources to attain your goal. So, if you're saying work as hard as you can, do the best that you can, use all the resources at your disposal, I'm right there with you. Right on! Go for it.
I have personally worked with/for Mark Lanier. I guarantee you, if he were taking the LSAT right now he would be shooting for a 180.
He grew up in Lubbock, Tech was his first choice.