bingbang1025 wrote:You have nothing to lose by taking a year off after graduating. I know it sounds scary as a senior/junior in college, but trust me - look at my situation.
I was a poli sci major (albeit high GPA at a top-25 school). I was dead set on law school and was scoring in the high 150's. It was really depressing. there was a lot of pressure from my parents to just go to southwestern or to go sticker at loyola or pepp. I was close to giving in. But then i let the feb LSAT pass and pretty much set myself up for taking a year off.
I spent the rest of my senior beefing up my resume by working as a research analyst and by taking courses in excel, etc. I interview well - so take this with a grain of salt - but I landed a job making $80k (worst time in history to graduate, mind you) right after graduating. had never held a real job prior to it.
I decided to give studying the LSAT another try and started going on these forums. I learned about the LGB and LRB, and seriously busted my ass...and I know people say they "study" for the LSAT, but I'm talking about eating, shitting and sleeping LSAT. Getting deep with the questions and getting to a point where I knew the answer before I finished the question. This is from a diag in the 140's. I ended up scoring in the mid/low 160's...now i'm sitting on a $96k scholarship from loyola, money from pepperdine, and acceptances from hastings and *hopefully soon* UCI.
Point of that story: don't sell yourself short. the LSAT can be conquered...but with your diag, i'm gonna tell u right now you're gona have to put in extraodrinary work, but it can be done.
Also - if you get a 162 on gameday, with a 3.7 GPA, you'll get into Loyola with at least $20-$30k anyway, if not more...so I don't know what you're talking about.
You should probably still sit on your 80k job. You're making more than the majority of people who graduate from all those schools.