Need some advice

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What should I do?

Poll ended at Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:35 am

Mercer Law (no $$)
2
6%
Cumberland Law (no $$)
0
No votes
Retake LSAT & reapply
30
94%
 
Total votes: 32

tarheelman1109
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Need some advice

Postby tarheelman1109 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:35 am

I was recently accepted off the wait list from Mercer and Cumberland (Samford) for next fall with no $$. I am trying to decide between the two schools, but I am considering taking this year off to retake the LSAT. My numbers: UGPA: 3.6, LSAT: 147. My only hesitation for taking a year off is that I'll be turning 24 this year. I have a part-time job right now in NC and I am continuing to take 1-2 courses at a local college. I would like to practice law in NC but I'm open to practicing somewhere else in the South. Also, money is not a huge factor. Thanks

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Nova
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Re: Need some advice

Postby Nova » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:38 am

You should obviously retake in October.

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Re: Need some advice

Postby rad lulz » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:40 am

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justonemoregame
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Re: Need some advice

Postby justonemoregame » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:41 am

24!!! Your window has passed.....

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Re: Need some advice

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:44 am

Attending either of these law schools would be a horrible error. Retake the LSAT. Even with high 150s you can get full rides or close to it with your gpa.

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Nova
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Re: Need some advice

Postby Nova » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:45 am

If you dont want to live in Alabama, dont go to Samford. Even if you did want to live there, you should retake for Alabama.
Samford wrote:65.5% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs. This figure includes no school-funded jobs..
78.4% graduates were employed in long-term jobs.
77% graduates were employed in full-time jobs.

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If you dont want to live in Georgia, dont go to Mercer. Even if you did want to live there, you should retake for Georgia/Emory.
Mercer wrote:63.1% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs. This figure includes an unknown number school-funded jobs.
71.5% graduates were employed in long-term jobs.
73.1% graduates were employed in full-time jobs.

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The stats are not terrible, but those schools wont get you far outside of their states. You need to get into Wake/UNC.

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top30man
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Re: Need some advice

Postby top30man » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:50 am

Those numbers are terrible for attending at sticker. Retaking is certainly the best decision.

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JD Janitor
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Re: Need some advice

Postby JD Janitor » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:32 am

Its obvious youd rather be a tarheel. Get a 160 and with that gpa youll be a lock. Get a 163+ and id say you're looking at $$. It can be done. Just study your ass off. And 24??? Seriously? If you were going to be 39 i might agree with you but you're still a child.

tarheelman1109
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Re: Need some advice

Postby tarheelman1109 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:12 pm

Thank you everyone for your replies. I think retaking the LSAT in October is my only option. Both schools have miserable job numbers and ARE NOT worth sticker

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Re: Need some advice

Postby spleenworship » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:44 pm

tarheelman1109 wrote:Thank you everyone for your replies. I think retaking the LSAT in October is my only option. Both schools have miserable job numbers and ARE NOT worth sticker



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Teflon_Jeff
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Re: Need some advice

Postby Teflon_Jeff » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:53 am

TLS saves another one...

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Re: Need some advice

Postby kwais » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:56 am

Good choice OP. And just remember to renew your AARP membership soon.




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