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d3orange
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Need suggestions on where to apply...

Postby d3orange » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:18 pm

Hey y'all,

I'm new to TLS and generally, I've seen some pretty good advice here. I'm compiling a list of where I should apply (10-13 schools), and wondering if I can have some input from the members:

Double major in poli sci & econ, 3.98 gpa, 159 lsat, employed for 1.5 yrs out of undergrad, and decent softs one being: spent some time in the US as undocumented, but not a URM candidate.

Thanks y'all.

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OGR3
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Re: Need suggestions on where to apply...

Postby OGR3 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:20 pm

Please oh please retake the LSAT.

That GPA is pure gold with 170+.

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Re: Need suggestions on where to apply...

Postby d3orange » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:23 pm

Hi OGR,

I have 151 & 159 and if I decide to take the Oct LSAT, I only have a month left to study. I haven't touched a single question since the June 159 score, so I am thinking of just applying. What do you think?

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Re: Need suggestions on where to apply...

Postby OGR3 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:29 pm

d3orange wrote:Hi OGR,

I have 151 & 159 and if I decide to take the Oct LSAT, I only have a month left to study. I haven't touched a single question since the June 159 score, so I am thinking of just applying. What do you think?


You're pretty much shut out of the T-20 with that score. Were both scores attained with self-study? If so, I would strongly suggest taking a class and just waiting until February or June and applying next year. It'll be well worth the wait even if you can get into the mid-to-high 160s.

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Re: Need suggestions on where to apply...

Postby DreamShake » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:30 pm

The difference between a 3.98/159 and a 3.98/170+ is worth literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship money and employment prospects. Re-take, even if you have to wait till next cycle to apply.

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Re: Need suggestions on where to apply...

Postby kalvano » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:31 pm

d3orange wrote:Hey y'all,

I'm new to TLS and generally, I've seen some pretty good advice here. I'm compiling a list of where I should apply (10-13 schools), and wondering if I can have some input from the members:

Double major in poli sci & econ, 3.98 gpa, 159 lsat, employed for 1.5 yrs out of undergrad, and decent softs one being: spent some time in the US as undocumented, but not a URM candidate.

Thanks y'all.



Retake the LSAT.

Also, not entirely sure you should mention being an illegal immigrant.

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oshberg28
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Re: Need suggestions on where to apply...

Postby oshberg28 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:41 pm

kalvano wrote:
d3orange wrote:Hey y'all,

I'm new to TLS and generally, I've seen some pretty good advice here. I'm compiling a list of where I should apply (10-13 schools), and wondering if I can have some input from the members:

Double major in poli sci & econ, 3.98 gpa, 159 lsat, employed for 1.5 yrs out of undergrad, and decent softs one being: spent some time in the US as undocumented, but not a URM candidate.

Thanks y'all.



Retake the LSAT.

Also, not entirely sure you should mention being an illegal immigrant.


Yeah, how is being an illegal immigrant a "soft"?...

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Re: Need suggestions on where to apply...

Postby r6_philly » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:55 pm

If OP is now legal, then achieving the legal status is a huge achievement because most people could never accomplish it. Seeing that OP graduated from college I assume this was accomplished. I don't know the fact itself should be a soft, but the fact that he overcame it should.

Retake, if no good, take the year off and devote to study and retake. anything over 163-4 would greatly improve your prospects.




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