What is my best option?

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lsquare
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What is my best option?

Postby lsquare » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:54 am

To preface this, I took the lsat twice and did miserably both times- so a retake is probably not an option. Right now my choices are:
Lewis and Clark w 10k per yr
Loyola LA
Pepperdine
Iowa
Washington and Lee


What do you think my best option is and why? Thanks!

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RockyIII
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Re: What is my best option?

Postby RockyIII » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:56 am

you know you can take it 3 times...

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Re: What is my best option?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:59 am

I'd like to know your definition of a "miserable" LSAT score because you have five interesting choices. Unfortunately, without more information, nobody can offer you meaningful advice about your options.

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Re: What is my best option?

Postby lsquare » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:05 pm

Miserable = 157

I don't want to take the test again because I studied several hours per day for 4 months and only saw 2pts of improvement.

Ideally I would like to live on the West coast. In not 100% but I think environmental law is where I'm headed. Are schools like Pepperdine and Loyola worth sticker price? Is the best ranked school going to provide the most career options? Or am I better off to go with a T2 and less debt?

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Re: What is my best option?

Postby RockyIII » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:09 pm

If you want west coast, cross off Iowa and W&L. And those schools are not worth sticker, IMO. Even if you could improve your score a few more points to 160 you would probably be in better shape.

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Re: What is my best option?

Postby snapdragon » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:14 pm

If you want to live on the West Coast, and not retake, and do environmental, it seems like L&C would be the obvious choice here.

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Re: What is my best option?

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:06 pm

Lewis and Clark or Loyola. Probably the former if you're cool with the Pac Northwest

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Re: What is my best option?

Postby lsquare » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:47 pm

Just got an acceptance from UC Hastings. Any thoughts on that one?

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Re: What is my best option?

Postby TheFactor » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:51 pm

lsquare wrote:I took the lsat twice and did miserably both times- so a retake is probably not an option.!

does not compute

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Re: What is my best option?

Postby rebexness » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:37 pm

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Re: What is my best option?

Postby 99.9luft » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:54 pm

lsquare wrote:Miserable = 157

I don't want to take the test again because I studied several hours per day for 4 months and only saw 2pts of improvement.

Ideally I would like to live on the West coast. In not 100% but I think environmental law is where I'm headed. Are schools like Pepperdine and Loyola worth sticker price? Is the best ranked school going to provide the most career options? Or am I better off to go with a T2 and less debt?


that means you weren't doing it right.

lsquare
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Re: What is my best option?

Postby lsquare » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:49 pm

I actually took prep course. Every practice exam I took, I scored well over 160. Just lost my shit on test day, twice-- which is why I don't see the point in a retake. I just want to move foreword with the process.

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Re: What is my best option?

Postby BeachandRun23 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:00 pm

lsquare wrote:Just got an acceptance from UC Hastings. Any thoughts on that one?


Go there. Its actually a reputable school in california. The others are questionable.

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Re: What is my best option?

Postby dissonance1848 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:03 pm

Whats your GPA? It must be converging on a 4.0, or you are a URM, or what? In any event, if its either URM or high GPA, you owe it to yourself to retake and give it everything you've got.

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Re: What is my best option?

Postby BarbellDreams » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:05 pm

If all at sticker except L&C I would go to Wash and Lee but if you want CA you should go to Hastings.




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