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Not so hot LSAT - not what i was hoping for 12 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 0  
I'm pretty frustrated. I thought i did really well on the lsat, but my score was OK (150), not super.

I used the lsat score tool on studentdoc and it shows a handful of schools where i'd be very competitive, but most i wouldn't be competitive at.

Now what should I do? I need more info on these schools - are my chances really bad?<br><br>Post edited by: EddieRah, at: 2007/03/03 15:17
 
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Re:Not so hot LSAT - not what i was hoping for 12 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 1  
Hey Eddie,

Don't get frustrated - hope is not lost! You need to do a few things.

First, build a list of schools that run the spectrum where your scores are very competitive to not very competitive - the bulk should be in the middle group.The studentdoc tool is fine, but it doesn't give alot of extra info. Try the Law School Search tool on this site (link is to the left).

Next thing is decide whether you want to retake the lsat. When are you planning to apply? What's your GPA? How did you prep for it the first time (and do you think you would prep better this time)?

One step at a time, and you will get there.

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Admission to law school is based on GPA, LSAT score and other personal factors. If you take the LSAT again, then your scores will be averaged. So, retaking the LSAT may not help much if you score the same, and you further delayed your law school application.

So, I would contact the schools you want to go to and ask an admission counselor what your chances are. If you apply early enough, they may give you better consideration, as they have not filled all their seats. Or, they will just say no and you can move on.

I scored low on the LSAT and applied early and got into a school i wanted. This school probably would not have considered me if most of their seats had aready been filled.

If you take the LSAT again then you will be further delaying your application for this year. If you are not in a hurry to get in, then i'd say take it again.

If you are in a hurry to get in this year, then you may have to consider &quot;lesser&quot; ranking school. In the end, law school is what you make of it. Once you get out of law school you will have to hussel and bring in business. Otherwise you are just a worker bee.

I know attorneys that graduated at the bottom of their class, but are making more $$$ than the summa cum laudes peers becuase they bring in business.

Hope that helps.
 
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Re:Not so hot LSAT - not what i was hoping for 12 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 3  
Actually, scores may no longer be averaged (so there IS hope!). As of June or July of 2006, the ABA is only requiring law schools to report a student's highest LSAT score rather than the average. That being said, the idea is that law schools will now (hopefully) only consider a student's highest score in evaluating them for admission. Call the school you're interested in and ask their admissions director. If they're only considering your highest score, then take it 10 more times if you have to!
 
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Most people take the LSAT twice. If you are really dissappointed with your score, retake it. But, you can contact the schools admissions office directly. Many time schools weigh other factors of an application just as heavily as the LSAT. Try to determine what a school of interest is willing to accept and how they weight indiviual factors.
 
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