Honesty is appreciated. 3.5/155. do i apply?

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lawoftheland
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Re: Honesty is appreciated. 3.5/155. do i apply?

Postby lawoftheland » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:34 am

By the way, what are you worried about w/regards to San Diego? A 3.55/155 according to their matrix falls into "VERY LIKELY" for admission.

Good luck.

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Re: Honesty is appreciated. 3.5/155. do i apply?

Postby jackgrf » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:10 am

...choose another field. even JAG is getting ridiculously competitive.

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Re: Honesty is appreciated. 3.5/155. do i apply?

Postby General Tso » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:13 am

jackgrf wrote:...choose another field. even JAG is getting ridiculously competitive.


Yeah I saw another thread where 25 were selected out of 300 applicants in one JAG cycle.

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Re: Honesty is appreciated. 3.5/155. do i apply?

Postby jackgrf » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:18 am

swheat wrote:
jackgrf wrote:...choose another field. even JAG is getting ridiculously competitive.


Yeah I saw another thread where 25 were selected out of 300 applicants in one JAG cycle.


i wouldn't be surprised if in the near future the only law grads who will be getting legal jobs in America are hys grads, hot women, and IP grads. law is quickly becoming a ttt profession in america.

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Re: Honesty is appreciated. 3.5/155. do i apply?

Postby Sourpunch » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:49 am

Try Pepperdine, actually.

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Re: Honesty is appreciated. 3.5/155. do i apply?

Postby legalese_retard » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:58 am

If you can handle taking the LSAT a 4th time, don't go to law school. The bar exam is way worse than multiple LSAT tests combined. The amount of studying and practicing you do before the exam will be mind blowing (let alone the emotional toll).

If you want to go to a better school or get scholarship money, buck up, study hard, and retake the damn thing.

Oh and I had a 150/3.7 and got into SMU, Tulane, and Baylor; WLed at Pepperdine, GMU, Vandy, USD, and UT; and rejected at Willamette, Houston, Texas Tech, Denver, Oregon, and GULC.

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Re: Honesty is appreciated. 3.5/155. do i apply?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:53 pm

If I were you, I would work for a couple years doing something you love and something that will enhance your profile (could even be something cool like going to the country that speaks your native language and teaching English). Retake the LSAT after a couple years, then apply if law still motivates you. With improved softs and a new score that is separated in time from your 3 other scores, you have a better chance of having a great law experience.

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Re: Honesty is appreciated. 3.5/155. do i apply?

Postby seriously » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:11 pm

Sourpunch wrote:Try Pepperdine, actually.



Totally am.

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Re: Honesty is appreciated. 3.5/155. do i apply?

Postby chango » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:46 pm

legalese_retard wrote:If you can handle taking the LSAT a 4th time, don't go to law school. The bar exam is way worse than multiple LSAT tests combined. The amount of studying and practicing you do before the exam will be mind blowing (let alone the emotional toll).

If you want to go to a better school or get scholarship money, buck up, study hard, and retake the damn thing.

Oh and I had a 150/3.7 and got into SMU, Tulane, and Baylor; WLed at Pepperdine, GMU, Vandy, USD, and UT; and rejected at Willamette, Houston, Texas Tech, Denver, Oregon, and GULC.



I know many lawyers who preferred taking the bar to taking the LSAT. They are qualitatively different tests. A person who does poorly on standardized tests won't necessarily do poorly on the bar.

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Re: Honesty is appreciated. 3.5/155. do i apply?

Postby seriously » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:12 pm

swheat wrote:
jackgrf wrote:...choose another field. even JAG is getting ridiculously competitive.


Yeah I saw another thread where 25 were selected out of 300 applicants in one JAG cycle.



what's JAG?

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Re: Honesty is appreciated. 3.5/155. do i apply?

Postby lovelyannalove » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:27 am

Sometimes people are very interesting in how they make you think only the strongest survive. That idea is true if you are a gazelle facing a pack of lions, but you want to go to law school and sometimes it seems there are more law schools out there than 7/11s!

Will you get into Harvard? Not unless you are the guy who slept with the admissions dean.

On the other hand, you do not have to have a 179 to get into EVERY law school- that is just silly! Some law schools have accepted people this cycle that only made a 142!!! Now, this isn’t me, and I would retake and retake if my LSAT score was that low, but there is no reason why a 155 can’t find a school.

What law school you go to makes very little difference in many parts of the country after you have graduated and passed the bar, unless, that is, we are talking about going into foreclosure trying to pay off top school debt.

--but it is VERY late to put your hat in this year...




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