If you have never heard of the University of Massachusetts then that fact does not reflect favorably upon your credibility since UMass is the Massachusetts'public university.
Roald .... 'fess up; what is your connection to ABA unaccredited law schools? are you a student, grad or employee?
Also I have a 2.6 GPA and have been scoring in the low 140s on the LSAT can any California residents point me out to a school ( ABA or Non-ABA approved) for which I stand a chance of getting admission?
I have real life experience. First, I had a 2.3 undergrad gpa, and a 142 LSAT. Quantitative, I am bottom of the barrel and not going to be successful in law school, or the bar exam. I was admitted to SJCL, and sat through the full first year. I was academically disqualified because my GPA was below the standard. From what I recall, the cut rate was 2/3, GONE. I went to work as a paralegal, and then applied to another Cal Bar law school. I am not one quarter away from graduation. Here is my take. No matter what law school you go to, Stanford or Yale or small time cal bar school, YOU WILL BUST YOUR BUTT, just to get through the first year. If you have the scores to get to a big time ABA school, you probably can "play the game" a little better. but regardless, its hard, and you will dump many sleepless nights, weekends are shot, and you may lose your spouse. I encourage you to go. But do not be bummed if you do not get through the first year. However, it is not impossible, with hard work. A LOT of hard work. you have to learn the game, and quickly. oh, and there is no magical pill to get out of hard work. everyone has their own method to passing law school, they are all different. the one thing in common, is hard work. best of luck to you.
Quote from: PIgooroo on January 14, 2013, 11:44:36 PMWhat are you talking about?Anybody with reasonable focus and intelligence can reach 95% of their potential in law school by dedicated 50 hours (real hours) a week. After my first semester, I probably spent about 35 hours a week for 12 weeks and then 80 hours a week for 3 weeks. A lot of that time was spent for law review, moot court, and writing papers.I was almost always over-prepared for exams. Really, every hour over about 50 per week will be next to useless. It would be much better to spend that extra time to work out, watch movies, take your spouse on dates, or have sex.
As far that goes I don't know if that is true just because you did it one way does not mean it is the same for everyone. I guarantee you I could do everything Lebron James does and I will not be half the basketball player he is. Some people are just naturally better at understanding the law and I think that is what the LSAT does. A person with a 142 LSAT score is probably going to have to bust their ass 10x as hard as someone who got a 175 to pass the bar. For some people RAP, negligence, IRAC jsut clicks others it does not. So I think the poster you responded you made a good point it will be hard partiuclalry if you go to a CBA school to succeed. So for anyone considering law school if you got a 141 on the LSAT it means you probably don't understand the nuances or handle the pressure of a test that well. Those are things you will need to do in law school and you will need to work harder to succeed than someone that gets it.
In an ideal world I’d be able to practice all day long to the point I’d be able to give lectures on the LSAT, but realistically I work two jobs, can’t afford a prep course and can only study a few hours a week on a borrowed book from my local library. I have no problem understanding LSAT concepts it's the time factor that I struggle with
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