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do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:48 pm
by sangr
hey guys,

just wondering, does LSAT scoring ever have any effect on:

1. jobs hiring after law school

2. any kind of hiring at ANY point in time.

3. anything?!

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:51 pm
by Angrygeopolitically
Maybe if you can't find a real job and you have to resort to tutoring with kaplan. Other than that no.

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:54 pm
by soj
Angrygeopolitically wrote:Maybe if you can't find a real job and you have to resort to tutoring with kaplan privately or with a company that actually requires a high score. Other than that no.

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:32 pm
by Opie
Or if you want to give your friends shit about how much better you did.

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:22 pm
by ahduth
Opie wrote:Or if you want to give your friends shit about how much better you did.


Or if you want to join MENSA.

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:31 pm
by Opie
ahduth wrote:
Opie wrote:Or if you want to give your friends shit about how much better you did.


Or if you want to join MENSA.


I lol'd. Will they seriously accept an LSAT score? I wonder if there is time to join before putting in my apps. That will be even more pretentious than Toastmasters.

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:29 pm
by tehrocstar
Opie wrote:I lol'd. Will they seriously accept an LSAT score? I wonder if there is time to join before putting in my apps. That will be even more pretentious than Toastmasters.


Yeah Mensa will accept you if you have 95 percentile +, I believe.

What's pretentious about putting toastmasters on your resume, I don't understand.

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:56 pm
by Opie
tehrocstar wrote:
Opie wrote:I lol'd. Will they seriously accept an LSAT score? I wonder if there is time to join before putting in my apps. That will be even more pretentious than Toastmasters.


Yeah Mensa will accept you if you have 95 percentile +, I believe.

What's pretentious about putting toastmasters on your resume, I don't understand.


It's not that pretentious, I've been to some Toastmasters event. It seems that every person I've interviewed with Toastmasters on his or her resume (usually a he for some reason) seem to feel the need to point it out and explain how amazing they are at public speaking. I don't think Toastmasters does that to people or anything. I think it's just the type of person who is like that seeks out Toastmasters.

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:09 am
by sangr
do i have to notify law schools that im taking the LSAT, if i plan on taking it AFTER i apply? and dont want it to count towards the admissions. What if i just wanna take it for the hell of it?

thanks

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:12 am
by bk1
sangr wrote:do i have to notify law schools that im taking the LSAT, if i plan on taking it AFTER i apply? and dont want it to count towards the admissions.

Then you should tell them that in your application.

sangr wrote:What if i just wanna take it for the hell of it?

Then you should get a life.

[Insert obvious ironic comment about megaposter talking about having a life.]

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:39 am
by sangr
so are there any implications by doing this though?

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:42 am
by Kabuo
sangr wrote:do i have to notify law schools that im taking the LSAT, if i plan on taking it AFTER i apply? and dont want it to count towards the admissions. What if i just wanna take it for the hell of it?

thanks


Wait, so you don't have an LSAT score? But you want to apply and have your app judged without an LSAT score?

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:59 am
by sangr
no. i have taken the LSAT and have applied. but im thinking about taking the LSAT for the hell of it. im saying will doing this impact anything such as admissions, etc.

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:47 am
by Kabuo
sangr wrote:no. i have taken the LSAT and have applied. but im thinking about taking the LSAT for the hell of it. im saying will doing this impact anything such as admissions, etc.


Absolutely. Your apps will be on hold at many schools even when you ask them not to hold them. I did this, and suspect it was largely responsible for my underwhelming cycle.

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:05 pm
by sangr
k then what about after i am ADMITTED to a school?

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:13 pm
by Grizz
I've been dinged from firms after telling them my LSAT score. Even after my pretty good 1L grades.

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:43 pm
by Kabuo
sangr wrote:k then what about after i am ADMITTED to a school?


This would not matter, except for being a waste of time. I did it because I thought I had squandered a 180, but I already had a good enough score. So for me it was a personal thing. I wish I hadn't though. It's a complete waste of time to take the test for any reason but to improve your chances at $$$ or admission imo.

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:51 pm
by 005618502
Grizz wrote:I've been dinged from firms after telling them my LSAT score. Even after my pretty good 1L grades.


Did they specifically ask for your score? I have never heard of a firm doing this...

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:53 pm
by IAFG
Grizz wrote:I've been dinged from firms after telling them my LSAT score. Even after my pretty good 1L grades.

I've been dinged at firms after sneezing in the hallway before my screener. Just hold it in, bro.

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:40 pm
by 094320
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Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:53 pm
by Nicholasnickynic
sangr wrote:hey guys,

just wondering, does LSAT scoring ever have any effect on:

1. jobs hiring after law school

2. any kind of hiring at ANY point in time.

3. anything?!


Yes. they are everything. Do not worry about law school. Just coast on your lsat grades.

Most partnerships are given based on lsats. At BigLaw firms, only 175+ get partnership.

All name partners of the v100 scored 180s.

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:04 pm
by Voyager
Joking aside: top consulting firms will consider your LSAT score in the application process.

Re: do LSAT scores have any significance AFTER law school?

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:03 am
by 83947368
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