CoastGuard3 wrote:Well I did forget to mention that the LSAT was quite the battle for me....when I first took the test I believe I got a 135 - I really didn't know what I was doing....and then I studied for a year....and I was practicing at about 163....and I ended with a 159....I have taken every test there is....I cannot study this summer because of my job and also because there is no more material to look at...i have done a course and all and I have looked all the stuff....If I did retake in September, would it be stupid not to study for it other than like 2ish weeks before....I bet I could at least the same score...i have been doin this stuff for a year now!
If you studied for a year and got a 159 then the answer here is to put together a new list. You could get into many of the schools ranked 40-100 with those numbers. If you arent aiming for super prestigious jobs then those schools could work out fine for you (except the ones in NYC maybe). Everyone here is going to insist on going to nothing less than a T14 school. In reality the cost of doing so only works out over a range of relatively limited possibilities(i.e. dont go to a 40k/yr undergrad at sticker to major in early childhood education). If you are willing to accept that you studied hard and scored a score that represents the upper range of your abilities then you should also be willing to accept a list of schools that reflects that.