peeonyou wrote:You are what you are OP. You can have a dream of helping people with the love of the law but there's a 99% chance you won't do that. You can retake and do better. 4 months of probably half hearted study netted you 5 more points. So you're 8 months away from 10 points.
Law school is terrible. It is not fun. It sucks. It's not this amazing thing. You also don't have to be smart to succeed. You just can't be a lazy idealist, which you seem to be.
Your logic you'll just go and work really hard later is flawed, dumb and may ruin your life.
What other people said - even if it works, even if you're top 5%, a good job or good opportunities still aren't guaranteed.
Right now you're like a fat woman who considers herself 60 pounds from looking like a beyonce. she might well be 60 pounds from looking like beyonce. but in reality all she is, is a fat woman.
You're considering me a lazy idealist? Please tell me where I said that I will just go and work hard later. You are trying to alter what I have previously stated resulting in your argument to look truthful but that is not the case. Just because i earned a 156 doesn't mean I don't have the ability to be a successful law student and lawyer. The best part of your argument was when you said "you have 99% chance of not becoming a lawyer that has the ability to help people." Where are you getting these statistics from? I know you are probably attending a T14 but what I can't grasp is why you are criticizing somebody who you never even met before. Does making wrong assumptions about another person that does not have the same test taking ability as you make you feel better about yourself? I just can't why understand somebody would go out of their way to put somebody down.
trying to help you, because it seems like your reasons for pursuing law aren't just social status, and money which are my main reasons but i respect people better than myself.
this is the only part from the personality you have demonstrated here that's respectable.
whether you have the capability to be a good lawyer is irrelevant. there's a 99% chance you won't have the ability to be a good lawyer -not having the opportunity to be one means you don't have the ability to be one. if A can't get to work at a bartender because they have no ride, they can mix the best drinks but they don't have the ability to be a good bartender. my statistics are from the fact that less than 1% of these people get jobs at firms that enable them to service their debt.
i'm not trying to criticize you. i'm trying to help you. i'm not judging you based on the 156 you "earned". i'm judging you based on your inability to put in the amount of time you need to, to "earn" a higher score to get into a school with better employment prospects.
it seems like your character flaw in this process is you have an ideal - "be a great lawyer". you seem to be viewing things like the LSAT and going to a good law school to be obstacles in accomplishing that instead of the tools that will give you a chance to use the skills you already have as you don't learn all that much useful stuff in law school.
you need to stop seeing yourself as a great lawyer in waiting, and start seeing yourself as a 170 in waiting. you need to then see yourself not as a great lawyer in waiting, but as a top 10% student in waiting.... then as a summer associate in waiting.... do you see what i am saying, duder?