daffy7856 wrote:where are u getting these numbers because this websites own number are different. Clearly I'm a shitty researcher. And my reluctance to retake lsat and wait a year is mostly because I'm afraid ill get a lower score and I REALLY wanna start law school this year and avoid having to repay student loan etc. Plus that test is really hard, I basically self studied intensely for a month and luced out with a 154 (which I'm sure is pathetic to you all but I was proud of it) and seriously neglected my son. Don't wanna go through that again if there's not a significant reason for it. And drexel is offering 20k scholarship
1) I know that "retake the LSAT" is cliched advice here, but seriously, self study intensely for more than
a month. I self studied, and I started thinking about/preparing for the June LSAT in late December/early January. I didn't kill myself studying (and I work a full-time job), but I put in the time, bought the Powerscore logic games bible, did a ton of practice tests and found it was completely manageable. Your GPA is excellent, and if you can bring up your score by 10 points (which is feasible with more time and better prep), you'll give yourself a great shot at significantly better schools/bigger scholarships.
2) The legal job market is fairly terrible and unpredictable, even for people at top schools. You shouldn't lock yourself into that much debt without doing much more research than you appear to have done and without going to the kind of school that will substantially improve your odds of getting a job - especially since you have a kid whose well-being you need to look out for.
I thought success depended on the lawyer not necessarily the school.
This is untrue.
4) Transferring is not always an option, and no one should begin attending a law school from which he or she would not be satisfied with graduating.
5) You keep saying you're not good at research. Maybe the law isn't for you. This isn't meant to be mean or internet snark, but being a lawyer involves a LOT of research, and the first step is figuring out how the law school process works.