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jpickman
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Need help making a decision

Postby jpickman » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:59 pm

At this point in my cycle I've been accepted to Wayne State (full tuition), Michigan State (75% tuition), IU-B ($10,000/year), Ohio State ($10,000/year), Iowa, and UC Hastings, while being waitlisted at Fordham and UIUC. Fordham is my top choice, but I'm not banking on getting in off the waitlist. I have been considering retaking the LSAT and reapplying next fall. I was PTing in the 167-169 range and ended up scoring a disappointing 164 on test day. I'm just not sure how much I could realistically improve. I would like to go into corporate law, specifically private equity, and I don't have a major preference in terms of where I want to live after law school (Boston, NYC, DC, SF, etc.).

Would it be worth it to find a job and study like crazy for the June/October test?

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IAFG
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Re: Need help making a decision

Postby IAFG » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:01 pm

It is always worth re-taking. I say this as a three-taker who moved from T30 numbers to T10 numbers.

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Re: Need help making a decision

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:02 pm

Sure if you feel confident that you will add several points. Your actual test results, however, are in line with your practice tests.

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Nelson
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Re: Need help making a decision

Postby Nelson » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:02 pm

jpickman wrote: I have been considering retaking the LSAT and reapplying next fall.

Do it. None of the schools you got into are worth going unless you have a clearly defined achievable goal for attending. You do not (and you sound like you want big law), so you need to retake.

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smelltheglove
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Re: Need help making a decision

Postby smelltheglove » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:07 pm

You listed all major US cities. The only schools that will get you there are Hastings, UIUC, and Fordham out of the ones your listed. I say retake. Good luck.

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Re: Need help making a decision

Postby ColtsFan88 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:18 pm

IAFG wrote:It is always worth re-taking. I say this as a three-taker who moved from TTTT numbers to (hopefully) T10 numbers.


FTFM.




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