Im in a very similar situation. Bombed the LSAT but only studied for 3 weeks before the June 11 test. At 13% you must have got about a 140. I got a 138!! I have an MEd (and a BS)from the U of MN and recieved a 4.0 in an education administration /Principal program from a private college after my MEd (I was in public education for eight years before pulling the plug). A t-4 would be fine for me, but with a 138 Id be lucky to get into Florida A&M or Barry!!!I was thinking about the Kaplan classes, but anyone else have any other test prep suggestions for re-taking the LSAT ?
One of my dearest friends had a similar story. She kicked ass in undergrad, did great in law school, finished her masters in 1 year while working and still got near-perfect grades...this woman works really hard and is quite smart. But she can't master standardized tests to save her life. Her LSAT was super low and it forced her into a low-ranked law school. She hated every minute of law school (finished a semester early, just to get the hell out.) Life went on. It took her a while to find a job she likes, but she never intended to go to a big firm anyway. She's now a permanent clerk for a federal court in Chicago - decent pay, sweet hours and low stress. I guess my points are twofold: there are definitely people who are very bright who just can't seem to master the LSAT. And it doesn't have to mean the end of the world.
I am extremely frustrated. I completely BOMBED the LSAT. I even paid a ton of cash for that Stupid Kaplan classroom program and it did me NO good. I feel completely defeated. So much so, it has affected every other aspect of my life. How much weight do they put on the LAST score anyway? I am in the top 8% concerning GPA, I am graduating in the top 5% of my class, and yet I am in the BOTTOM 13% for my LSAT score. I have GREAT letters of recommendation and I have diversity coming out of my A$$. Is there hope for me? Thought of taking that test again is horrifying. I LOVE the law. For me it is not about the money or all of the personal bennies that go with it. It is about learning and knowing the law. It is about ensuring everyone has a fair chance at life. It is about giving people a chance and not letting the "Haves" take advantage of the "Have Not’s". Law is confusing and the legal system seems to be built inside a in-penetrateable barrier. Only those with the secret password can enter. Only those with the money can buy those who are allowed to enter.