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Autistic, Executive function Deficits, 3.7 GPA, LSAT unknown yet

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:26 am
by liamjamesfitz
Hi,

I'm a junior at Pennsylvania State University majoring in political science. I was diagnosed at the age of 10 with Asperger syndrome, and at age 15 with executive function deficit/ADHD. I barely managed to graduate high school, but I've managed to make it to now with a 3.7 with extracurriculars among other things?

Though I haven't taken the LSAT yet, what would be my chances of getting into a t14 and what LSAT numbers would I need?

I know i'll be discussing a lot of this in my essay to law schools discussing how these things aren't disorders, rather that they're differences which can help add something to discussions and to law school itself.

Thanks.

Re: Autistic, Executive function Deficits, 3.7 GPA, LSAT unknown yet

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:33 am
by Platopus
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Re: Autistic, Executive function Deficits, 3.7 GPA, LSAT unknown yet

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:59 pm
by liamjamesfitz
Platopus wrote:Aim for a 180. There's really no point in speculating about the minimum score you'd need to crack the T-14. Just aim for perfect and do your best.

Edit: I'll be nice. 170 should be your minimum. But if you want a shot at the T-6, you'll need 173+


I'm proud to say that i'm a really good test taker, but I know that the LSAT is unlike other tests i've ever had.

I'm shooting for mid 170s or a perfect score.

Re: Autistic, Executive function Deficits, 3.7 GPA, LSAT unknown yet

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:05 pm
by sparkytrainer
liamjamesfitz wrote:
Platopus wrote:Aim for a 180. There's really no point in speculating about the minimum score you'd need to crack the T-14. Just aim for perfect and do your best.

Edit: I'll be nice. 170 should be your minimum. But if you want a shot at the T-6, you'll need 173+


I'm proud to say that i'm a really good test taker, but I know that the LSAT is unlike other tests i've ever had.

I'm shooting for mid 170s or a perfect score.


Cool, but we cant help you until you have a real score in hand. Come back then

Re: Autistic, Executive function Deficits, 3.7 GPA, LSAT unknown yet

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:54 pm
by jgloster
"Executive function deficits"? Does that mean you're mildly retarded?

Re: Autistic, Executive function Deficits, 3.7 GPA, LSAT unknown yet

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:07 pm
by HenryHankPalmer
jgloster wrote:"Executive function deficits"? Does that mean you're mildly retarded?

No dumbass, it does not. Very few well thought out posts start with a personal attack, but if you are still going to use that word in 2017 you probably deserve it. An executive function deficit just means a difficulty with goal-directed behavior, it is very common and isn't debilitating in the work force. Read a book or something.

Re: Autistic, Executive function Deficits, 3.7 GPA, LSAT unknown yet

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:21 pm
by BlendedUnicorn
jgloster wrote:"Executive function deficits"? Does that mean you're mildly retarded?


Nope. Does mean you're banned though.

Re: Autistic, Executive function Deficits, 3.7 GPA, LSAT unknown yet

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:30 pm
by AvatarMeelo
liamjamesfitz wrote:Hi,

I'm a junior at Pennsylvania State University majoring in political science. I was diagnosed at the age of 10 with Asperger syndrome, and at age 15 with executive function deficit/ADHD. I barely managed to graduate high school, but I've managed to make it to now with a 3.7 with extracurriculars among other things?

Though I haven't taken the LSAT yet, what would be my chances of getting into a t14 and what LSAT numbers would I need?

I know i'll be discussing a lot of this in my essay to law schools discussing how these things aren't disorders, rather that they're differences which can help add something to discussions and to law school itself.

Thanks.


Hey! I couldn't really say as to your likelihood though I'd definitely agree that you should try to hit as close to 180 as you can get. That being said, my youngest brother has severe autism so please let me know if you ever need help with anything!!

Re: Autistic, Executive function Deficits, 3.7 GPA, LSAT unknown yet

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:47 am
by Law 202x
There's a neat formula online somewhere which tries to correlate your SAT with possible LSAT score. The interpretation is to say if you spend as much time preparing for the LSAT as you spent preparing for the SAT, that is a possible score you could achieve. Consequently with more effort involved, you can score even higher. Additionally, the standard error of measurement of ±2.6 points says that even with a commensurate level of practice you still have around a 5% chance of scoring 3 points lower than the projected score.

I would make one other statistical argument and that is to say if you know you're IQ you can correlate that with LSAT with the limitation that the mean IQ of LSAT test-takers is quite a bit higher than 100. If you have an IQ of 115 or an 84th percentile than one could conjecture that a reasonable expected score on the LSAT, all other things being equal, would be in the 70th percentiles (70-79).