2 lsat's & a master's.. sort of unique question

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es223
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2 lsat's & a master's.. sort of unique question

Postby es223 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:52 pm

Last September I got a disappointing 163 after testing 168+ for a while. I decided not to rush into law school and take out the massive debt if I couldn't get into T1.

quick resume:
My Under Grad is double major: BS Political Science, BA Religious Studies / Comparative Cultures.. CUM GPA: 3.14
My Master's is in Bilingual Education, taken while teaching English abroad - also studied in Spain. CUM GPA: 4.0 (Taken to get better jobs, while teaching.. worked)
Native level Spanish as a second Language. Highest level DELE exam.

Am I T1 material with a 163? Am I a realistic candidate for top 25's without retaking LSATs? How different is it to have my M. Ed with a 4.0 than the 3.1? Are they averaged together? Do they Ignore the Under Grad? Do they ignore the Master?

I'll be 24 at the time of application, with the 163 or retake. I took a Practice test "blitz" without timing but suuuuuper fast... 15 mins max per section... and no study since september and got a 162.. maybe ill retest.

Tell me oh wise and mighty lsat forum trolls where I stand.

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Re: 2 lsat's & a master's.. sort of unique question

Postby im_blue » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:58 pm

Your grad GPA is ignored, so you presently have a 3.14/163. You'll probably want a 166+ and preferably a 168+ for T25.

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Re: 2 lsat's & a master's.. sort of unique question

Postby kaydish21 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:02 am

Correct. At best, the masters is a good soft.

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es223
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Re: 2 lsat's & a master's.. sort of unique question

Postby es223 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:06 am

bummer.

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: 2 lsat's & a master's.. sort of unique question

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:09 am

im_blue wrote:Your grad GPA is ignored, so you presently have a 3.14/163. You'll probably want a 166+ and preferably a 168+ for T25.


^ This

Retake might be a good idea.

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Re: 2 lsat's & a master's.. sort of unique question

Postby PoliticalJunkie » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:10 am

Do you have any interesting W/E?

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Re: 2 lsat's & a master's.. sort of unique question

Postby es223 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:14 am

Teaching English In Mexico, Spain and Argentina for 3 years... One position was in a government program teacher exchange...




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