p1921 wrote:I would not advise anyone go to A&M, unless they have a job lined up and have been told they need a JD and to pass the bar and it's a lock. I'm at SMU and in DFW, you will be competing against SMU, UT, a handful of Baylor/UH grads, maybe a few Tech grads, and T14. The 46% chance cited earlier, if true (I haven't looked it up, so I have no idea what the exact number is), is unlikely to go up when you factor all this in.
Also, I'm not saying this to hurt your feelings, but if you did not perform well on the LSAT because you do not do especially well on important tests, I would seriously consider if you should go to law school at all. Why do you want to be a lawyer? Is it worth taking on this amount of risk and debt? Only you can answer this. Best of luck.
I appreciate the response..The 46% stat is not true. Again it is 60% which is not great obviously, I'm sure that many of those jobs suck as well but technically its not 46%. Yes, I realize that its not a great prospect. I suppose I was under the impression that the transition from Weslayan to A&M and the steps A&M are taking to improve the school are leading to, or potentially in the next three years, leading to better job stats. Like some sort of breakthrough for the school, so I was hoping I was getting a potentially good deal on tuition at a school on the raise. Although that seems to not be the case, it seems that everyone says that its still viewed as Weslayan which is a shame.
And it doesn't hurt my feelings..I know I'm capable of scoring in the 160s consistently so I don't feel incapable of grasping law school material. I've actually never done bad on tests in general, just the actual administrations of the lsat. It could be bad luck, I think the nerves I got during the lsat were unprecedented for me. So I don't know, I just feel like the fact that I got a 155 twice doesn't preclude me from succeeding in law school although the bad prospects and being waitlisted by good schools like SMU/BC definitely makes me reevaluate. I am sure I want to be a lawyer, unfortunately many schools don't lead to that outcome..