Input would be appreciated: 3.5, 150, URM, 24 years old...

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So what do you think?

Wait a year. Try again with the LSAT.
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94%
Go to school now. Waiting another year is a waste of time.
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xoxo86
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Input would be appreciated: 3.5, 150, URM, 24 years old...

Postby xoxo86 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:49 pm

Applied late in the cycle (Feb) and have gotten into the following:
-Hofstra (PT) 10k
-Loyola (PT) 10k

Waitlisted by:
-American
-Cardozo
-Richmond

Waiting on Penn State.

Took the LSAT twice (cancelled once, I wasn't prepared...very stupid). So I have one more shot at the LSAT.

I'm up in the air as to whether I should wait another year and try to take the LSAT again. On one hand, it *could* make a BIG difference and I could get into some awesome schools.

On the other hand, I have this pressure that it's "now or never" and I've already been out of school for two years. I want to move forward and take the next step in my life. Also I had two years to study, so why waste another year? Although I feel that this year will be different and that I will try and shoot to break a 160.

Looking for insightful comments. Thanks :)

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gwuorbust
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Re: Input would be appreciated: 3.5, 150, URM, 24 years old...

Postby gwuorbust » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:56 pm

URM w/ a 160 3.5 can get $ at t-30. If you really can break a 160 then retake. If you are just deluding yourself then don't waste another year... it really comes down to what you think you are capable of.

xoxo86
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Re: Input would be appreciated: 3.5, 150, URM, 24 years old...

Postby xoxo86 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:06 pm

gwuorbust wrote:URM w/ a 160 3.5 can get $ at t-30. If you really can break a 160 then retake. If you are just deluding yourself then don't waste another year... it really comes down to what you think you are capable of.


See that's the thing...I don't know if I can.

I suck at standardized tests and am *hoping* I can.

I'm thinking of taking Testmasters again and putting in 110%.

I think with enough effort I can definitely make a jump...I'm unsure of how high that jump will be though.

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Re: Input would be appreciated: 3.5, 150, URM, 24 years old...

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:17 pm

Can you do both? Enter one of the part-time programs & retake the LSAT. If you enjoy law school & do well on the LSAT retake, then consider transferring if you are not content at your then current law school. This will allow you to move ahead with your life rather than waiting another year.

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Thirteen
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Re: Input would be appreciated: 3.5, 150, URM, 24 years old...

Postby Thirteen » Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:36 pm

What did you do to prepare for the LSAT? How much time did you devote to studying, and what books/study guides did you use? If you didn't use them, I highly recommend using the Powerscore Logic Games and Logical Reasoning Bibles. If you have a job lined up and don't need to be in law school this year, you should definitely take a year off and retake the LSAT in October. If you can bump up your score a few points, you should get $ from a T30. There's nothing wrong with starting school at 25: I'm starting in the fall, and I'll turn 28 a few weeks into the semester. If you have any other questions, feel free to send a PM.

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askhos
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Re: Input would be appreciated: 3.5, 150, URM, 24 years old...

Postby askhos » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:40 pm

I don't see a "Street blowjobs for crack" option.

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dspit
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Re: Input would be appreciated: 3.5, 150, URM, 24 years old...

Postby dspit » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:58 pm

3.5 at what school and what major?




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