Im starting to get real depressed and overwhelmed as the application process draws near. Am i being unrealistic that I will get into law school? I have a 3.622 (3.59 LSAC) and a 152(53%) lsat. Went to SHU undergrad. Misc activities such as Pre law frat president, honor societies, essay contests, etc. No impressive work experience... going directly from undergrad to law school. Good LORs and PS. I thought i would have a decent chance at places like syracuse, quinnipiac, shu part time, (reaching) for rutgers part time, safety as widener, stuff like that... but a friend just informed me that her 3.6 and 150 kept her out of everywhere last year! She didnt get accepted anywhere. Now i am totally going nuts. I cant see taking a year off and I cant think of any job I will get with a philosophy degree! My whole life's plan was to graduate then head straight to law school. Im not even tryin to get into a great school. Ideally i would love a bottom 2nd tier and id settle on a third tier. I cant see myself going to a 4th tier, but now i feel id be lucky if i even got in there! I have been debating so much whether to retake the lsat or not, but I am not confident i can do much better and i cant take some time off to study.
I dunno i am probably just ranting now I just have been so upset after recieving that lsat score and getting the news from my friend about all of her rejections. I guess i could use some reassurance or some cold hard facts. I know law school is right for me, I proved my work ethic throughout all of undergrad... i cant believe like all these years of getting great grades and being on the deanslist may get washed away by one stupid test though, its ridiculous.
Well anyway, thanks for listening everyone and i would really love it if u guys would chime in and give me ur advice or opinions or thoughts on all this. Im just so stressed right now with all this law school stuff its horrible! thanks again... take care