or it could do the polar opposite. The LSAT is trainable - as is the ability to succeed in law school.
Sure. Right along with every other person in law school. Taking the LSAT is different. You are competing against people that may not practice at all; have a full time job; are still in UG full time; just don't care etc. That won't be the case in law school. There are things you can do to get a leg up on the competition, but it is nothing like the leg up you can get by intensive studying for the LSAT.
you're right. spending 2 years of your life taking a test makes a ton of sense. (*sarcasm*)
Spending the next 6 months studying to improve your LSAT is an enormously beneficial investment. Improving your score by a marginal amount will greatly expand your opportunities.
i have spoken to numerous lawyers who have been in the industry for years...as well as recent law grads...and current law students. every single one of them would agree with my stance on transferring. Everyone on this forum seems to be obsessed with getting into "T14" schools and if one doesn't gain acceptance then they mind as well trash the whole law school idea.
Then you are being misinformed. Please refer to the "lying in law school" thread because I think you are full of shit. It has nothing to do with getting into T14. If your current options are going to a T4 and getting 5 points higher will get you into a T1/2, that is beneficial. If you are currently looking at a lower end T1 and 5 points will get you into T20 or $$ at your lower T1, that is beneficial. Or cracking the T14 would be a great benefit as well.
USD is a good school with good career opportunities. Waiting an entire year with the hopes of increasing your LSAT a few points is utter nonsense. I don't see why everyone seems to be such a proponent of the idea. And rando what makes you so credible in regard to this topic?
I never said it wasn't. But going to USD will put you in line behind USC, UCLA, Stanford, and Boalt. Your idea of utter nonsense is increasing your LSAT but your wonderful idea is competing against schools that dominate USD.
I know two people who followed the exact route you are proposing...one went up 2 points, the other went down 1 point on the actual LSAT. Will that happen to you farang? Maybe, maybe not. But I don't see how waiting a year while crossing your fingers with the hopes of a 5 point raise will do you any good.
Congratulations. What is your point? What do you lose? Nothing. And during that year you can mature, gain life experiences, build up your softs, and study for the LSAT. Or god forbid, make some money to pay for your law school education which is costing you a fortune because you are too anxious to wait.
And to tell me I don't have 'any idea what I'm talking about' but to use 'not to be rude' as a precursor doesn't just erase the insulting remark. I'm guessing you work on the board of admissions at a T14 law school or something? Judging by your seemingly abundant knowledge on the topic...
I used that as a precursor because it can be interpreted in more than one way. One of them being rude, an offhand remark meant to belittle. The other is meant as constructive feedback. Because, whether you like it or not, sometimes people need to be told that they don't know what they are talking about.
This is not meant to be constructive, but just because stupid people piss me off. You are an idiot.
You don't need to work on the board of admissions at a T14 school to understand how this works. I have abundantly more knowledge than you because I have been through all of this. I have a number of friends that transferred and I know people that transferred into my school. I also declined going through the transfer process myself and I spent an enormous amount of time talking to professors and administrators about the decision.
In the end, all the people advocating not to wait, are showing a huge lack of maturity. The fact you are just so excited you can't wait or don't want to study for the LSAT again is a terrible reason to go to law school. dhg and others are coming across as petulant children who can't wait for christmas. Hate to break it to you, but law school is no christmas present.