Anybody know how to get over an academic dismissal?

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livewire
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Anybody know how to get over an academic dismissal?

Postby livewire » Sat May 22, 2010 8:31 pm

3 years ago I was academically dismissed from a Tier 4 school. (Not that it matters but FYI, I was very unprepared to start law school). After having failed out, I retook the lsat and did 6 points better than my first time around. However, when I applied to schools again, out of the approx 20 schools I applied to, I have been rejected to most of them and waitlisted from one. The reason why is because ABA standards require schools to examine us fail-outs with much more scrutiny. Any ideas on what I should do to better my chances? Anyone have gone through this scenario?

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Re: Anybody know how to get over an academic dismissal?

Postby Thirteen » Sat May 22, 2010 8:36 pm

livewire wrote:3 years ago I was academically dismissed from a Tier 4 school. (Not that it matters but FYI, I was very unprepared to start law school). After having failed out, I retook the lsat and did 6 points better than my first time around. However, when I applied to schools again, out of the approx 20 schools I applied to, I have been rejected to most of them and waitlisted from one. The reason why is because ABA standards require schools to examine us fail-outs with much more scrutiny. Any ideas on what I should do to better my chances? Anyone have gone through this scenario?


Score higher on the LSAT. If you do well enough, a school will overlook everything that happened in the past.

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Re: Anybody know how to get over an academic dismissal?

Postby 09042014 » Sat May 22, 2010 8:38 pm

Get a different job.

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Re: Anybody know how to get over an academic dismissal?

Postby livewire » Sat May 22, 2010 8:53 pm

Whats wrong with my job?

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Re: Anybody know how to get over an academic dismissal?

Postby Grizz » Sat May 22, 2010 9:07 pm

livewire wrote:Whats wrong with my job?


He means reconsider law school.




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