2013hopeful:D wrote: John_rizzy_rawls wrote: 2013hopeful:D wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:A 161/3.8 JS1 at Harvard? Wow. Well done Islander, that is amazing.
If this trend continues, I may not have to have a full blown heart attack about my 170 (possibly higher with June retake)/3.7 cycle next year. Maybe just a mid-sized non-fatal heart attack.
Anyway, congrats and we're all wishing you the best.
170..3.7..urm...heart attack? o.O
In my defense, I was never particularly privy to much regarding law schools admissions, let alone the unique URM process, until exactly 2 months ago. I took the LSAT on a sub-par Kaplan book and 4/5 PTs. Then I stumbled upon this website, whereupon I found much better materials to study for the LSAT and found out that being half-AA male seemed to provide a significant boost in the process. Well now I know. lol
Of course, strive for whatever accomplishment you want for yourself but if i had a 170... i would not be retaking lol
Retaking for two reasons:
1) I figure if I can write the 170 without knowing the Bibles exist or without doing nearly the amount of PTs and drilling that most dedicated LSAT studiers commit to, I can surely do at least marginally better by doing those things. Especially if my aptitude for the test isn't bad, the learnable factors and speed/accuracy increase via practice can't hurt.
2) My dream school is Harvard, and LSN statistics over the last decade cites 3.6+/172+ as auto-admit for URMs, whereas 3.6+/170+ drops that chance down to about 80%. Studying hard and smart for a 2 point advantage, for a little bit of peace of mind? That's 6 months well spent for me.
In summation: I would rather control everything within my power during this admissions process that I possibly can. Then, wherever I get rejected, I'll know it happened despite my absolute, unequivocal best efforts.