25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

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25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby balzern » Tue May 25, 2010 3:15 pm

Hey everyone. Is it worth applying to a school where your LSAT is at the 25 percentile or between the 25-50th percentile and your gpa is above the median?? Chances better with ED?? This is directed at schools like that of Pitt Law.


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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby yeff » Tue May 25, 2010 3:21 pm

yes, worth applying.

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby SilverE2 » Tue May 25, 2010 3:21 pm

Yes, I believe it's worth it. ED might give you a decent chance.

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby Rock Chalk » Tue May 25, 2010 3:22 pm

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby kalvano » Tue May 25, 2010 3:22 pm

Yes. Apply.

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby balzern » Tue May 25, 2010 3:23 pm

It wouldn't be likely for admission would it? Is it a shot in the dark or a competitive chance?

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby kalvano » Tue May 25, 2010 3:24 pm

Define likely.

Guaranteed? No.

But more likely than a dead rhinoceros? Yes.

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby balzern » Tue May 25, 2010 3:26 pm

I have seen plenty of dead rhinos in Oakland attending Pitt Law :P

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Postby Rock Chalk » Tue May 25, 2010 3:30 pm

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby balzern » Tue May 25, 2010 3:34 pm

Actually I take it in June, that was just my most recent PT. I am raning from 157-163 and was just thinking about hypotheticals really. Any suggestions for last couple of weeks in prepping??

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Postby Rock Chalk » Tue May 25, 2010 3:37 pm

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby balzern » Tue May 25, 2010 3:39 pm

I have been taking one full length practice test a week and then about 1.5 tests during the week (timed sections). It is just really hard with working a full time job 8-430...kinda exhausted right now.

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby yeff » Tue May 25, 2010 3:42 pm

How many full timed practice tests have you done? And if you have also been doing individual sections, how many total tests have you done including these as well?

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Postby balzern » Tue May 25, 2010 3:45 pm

Honestly I have lost track, I know i have been taking 1-2 full practice tests every weekend since october...and i went through the Powerscore LR Bible, LG Bible, Kaplan Prep, Barron's Guide, and the most recent 2 Official 10 LSATs books... how many is that haha?

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby balzern » Tue May 25, 2010 3:53 pm

I just can'twait till its over. My scores aren't consistant at all and varry with the test, kinda frustrating to get a handle on what my score will be like but oh well. Also, my girlfriend hates it when I get upset over a lower than average PT and thinks i spend too much time on this crap...

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby cubswin » Tue May 25, 2010 4:04 pm

Think long and hard about applying ED. If you get in without any financial aid, and then get a nice scholarship package somewhere else, you won't be able to take the latter option. But if EDing at this school is your only realistic shot at attending a school with viable career prospects, then go for it.

EDIT: Now that I know it is Pitt, think extra long. I just met a guy who graduated from Pitt last year who can't find a job. He said several of his class's law review students were also unable to find jobs. Anecdotal, but probably not false.

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby kalvano » Tue May 25, 2010 4:07 pm

ED at a school that is a reach.

Like, just under 25th.

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby cubswin » Tue May 25, 2010 4:08 pm

balzern wrote:I just can'twait till its over. My scores aren't consistant at all and varry with the test, kinda frustrating to get a handle on what my score will be like but oh well. Also, my girlfriend hates it when I get upset over a lower than average PT and thinks i spend too much time on this crap...


She's probably right about you getting too upset (and telling her about it, she probably is sick of hearing about the LSAT), but wrong about spending too much time. Outsiders often can't fathom how much work this test requires nor its potential impact on the rest of your life.

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby thecilent » Tue May 25, 2010 9:45 pm

kalvano wrote:ED at a school that is a reach.

Like, just under 25th.


kalvano, I love all your posts, fwiw

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby Mr. Pablo » Tue May 25, 2010 9:48 pm

balzern wrote:I have been taking one full length practice test a week and then about 1.5 tests during the week (timed sections). It is just really hard with working a full time job 8-430...kinda exhausted right now.

I did that.
No excuses.

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby balzern » Tue May 25, 2010 10:01 pm

Any advice on how to spend the last week or two before the June test? Study schedule suggestions??

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby balzern » Wed May 26, 2010 6:45 am

bump!!

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby doublefocus4 » Wed May 26, 2010 11:22 am

Of course you have a shot. When you think about it, if only people with median or above-median scores applied and got admitted, then that wouldn't be the median anymore. Apply ED definitely boosts your chances. With regards to getting scholarship money, I won't say anything to raise your hopes.

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Re: 25-50 percentile of Law School's Admitted Students LSATs

Postby Rock Chalk » Wed May 26, 2010 12:07 pm

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