john1990 wrote:If you place in the top quartile i believe you stand a good chance of getting a job. 15% of the class gets employment without a referral (out of 90% who are eligible) So if your in the top quartile you stand a good chance. Top 10% sounds good solid
Is there a good chance that the top 25% will find employment of some kind? Yes, fine. It wouldn't surprise me if that were true.
Is there a good chance that the top 25% will find employment in a FTLT bar-passage required job? Don't hold your breath. With so few people from TJLS obtaining those jobs, and so many grads being hired through their connections, I personally wouldn't feel comfortable in the top 25%.
john1990 wrote:I'm still waiting for all these 140's and 150's to come beat me on finals.
I'm bothered by this comment. It sounds like you've already developed a superiority complex. Remember that you studied hard for half a year, and had the right resources to score a 166. Not all of your classmates had those advantages. Many people take the LSAT while working demanding careers. Many have families to attend to. Many take the test cold, or with only a few weeks of studying.
I'm not saying you won't do well. It wouldn't surprise me if you ended up near the top of your class; no one is denying that the LSAT can indicate law school performance. But I don't think it's fair to take your score, which you got after half a year of studying the right materials and knowing the right methods, and use that to feel superior to your lower-scoring classmates, many of whom lacked your cultural capital and circumstances -- not knowing about resources like TLS, not having the ability to prep for multiple takes as you did (your first take was a 158), not having the ability to put in your hours, etc.