Dbate wrote:motiontodismiss wrote:I scored a 155. It's no big deal. 15-20 points is not uncommon on TLS.
Do people generally take prep courses for the LSAT? Also, is it really easy to increase by 15-20 points? That seems like a substantial increase.
When do people typically take the LSAT and do extracurriculars matter, as they do in college admissions? I am rather ignorant of the process so I would appreciate any help/advice.
OP, what makes you want to go to law school? It seems that you're pretty young and extremely driven and doing all you can to prepare yourself for the admissions process, but what leads you to decide that you want to practice law? You've got years to decide what you want to do, since you're only a sophomore. You ask when people take the LSAT, they take it when the time is right. Some people take it 2+ years out of undergrad.
Don't alter your undergraduate degree path (you mentioned taking philosophy classes) just as a means to doing well on the test. Take the classes that interest you and make you a well-rounded human being. That'll mean more in the long run than fine-tuning your extracurriculars and your classes towards law school, only to perhaps realize that its not what you want.