BigZuck wrote:But seriously though Kronk, sounds like you go to Cal. How much better is Cal for California big law than going to another T14 and trying to get back with CA ties? That is really important for this discussion.
Look, I'm not gonna tap on the glass further after this, but seriously man, calm down and recognize you're talking to people who've been through the SF/SV hiring process, and who also understand that when a person's taken the LSAT twice, spent 11 months studying, hired a private tutor, and finally managed to score in the middle of their PT range on the second time around, maybe your cut and paste 0L "retake" advice doesn't make a whole lot of sense in this context. Especially considering people with 175+s often don't get 60k from Boalt.
How is that me trying to tell Kronk that Berkeley doesn't place better in CA than lower T14s with ties?
I asked him a question, and conceded his point but said that it is important to understand to what degree.
Also my whole point is predicated upon the notion that Berkeley with 60K is not the holy grail of law school admissions outcomes. Especially for someone with a 3.7. Even if they want CA big law above all else. There might be other outcomes that are preferential. Even if they hurt CA big law chances (which they assuredly will) they might not hurt big law chances in general and they might be significantly cheaper, this mitigating the risk of striking out. And I know that's a lot of maybes, there's no way of knowing what might happen if OP doesn't get a higher LSAT score anyway and all I was saying was there is no downside to retaking and seeing what happens. Seems like the OP wants to do that anyway so I was just saying that I think that would be smart.
Or just go to Berkeley. Great school, a little too pricey for me but if you're not as debt averse then it's probably more than acceptable for most people.
Anyway I think all this "breh" condescension and whiteknighting and look how smart I am TLS bullshit is stupid but whatever. I'll stop hijacking the OPs thread, obviously I was way off base with the retake suggestion because a bunch of people who I fully admit are smarter than me said so.