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Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:47 pm
by FreeLolita
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Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:48 pm
by CanadianWolf
They will only look at your highest score in this range of schools.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:52 pm
by rinkrat19
I believe only a few of the really top schools average scores. Maybe if you had a string of nine 135s stretching back to 1997 and a single 162, they'd look at you differently, but an 8-point jump won't hurt you.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:55 pm
by Kilpatrick
USNWR doesn't take your lower score into account so neither do law schools. Congrats on the jump.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:57 pm
by ThreeRivers
Kilpatrick wrote:USNWR doesn't take your lower score into account so neither do law schools. Congrats on the jump.

This, law schools are USNWR whores... when they changed so schools only have to report their students' top scores, law schools started only looking at highest score.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:01 pm
by Kiersten1985
FreeLolita wrote:my parents wouldn't let me cancel my score


?

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:02 pm
by theadvancededit
Don't worry about it so much; be happy with your improvement. Check with your schools to make sure that they don't want an addendum of some kind explaining this jump (some want one explaining any jump 5+ or higher) but they should automatically consider a 2nd go-round as being testament to better studying habits.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:19 pm
by FreeLolita
Thank you guys for the information. Does anyone know anything about Brooklyn?

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:21 pm
by rinkrat19
You can say you got sick, but definitely don't get that specific.

But TBH, "I got sick for one day" isn't that great of an excuse without a "real" illness or injury.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:22 pm
by FreeLolita
rinkrat19 wrote:You can say you got sick, but definitely don't get that specific.

But TBH, "I got sick for one day" isn't that great of an excuse without a "real" illness or injury.


What about "I had diarrhea?"

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:23 pm
by rinkrat19
FreeLolita wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:You can say you got sick, but definitely don't get that specific.

But TBH, "I got sick for one day" isn't that great of an excuse without a "real" illness or injury.


What about "I had diarrhea?"
What part of "don't get specific" was unclear? Adcomms don't want to read about you getting the shits. Neither do I, as a matter of fact, but it's too late for that. :|

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:25 pm
by FreeLolita
So what's the verdict? Should I apply to some of the schools in the 160-164 range or stick to the third tier places?

Thanks again.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:38 pm
by booboo
Apply to the schools in the 160-164 range. However, try to focus on schools with a median of 162 and less, especially if your GPA isn't above the median or 75th percentile for the particular school. These schools will likely be your "target" schools.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:42 pm
by SUCO
3.81 /162 + lawschoolpredictor.com

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:16 pm
by berkeleykel06
FreeLolita wrote:my parents wouldn't let me cancel my score despite my pleading.

You're applying to professional school; can we aim for some semblance of being an adult?

FreeLolita wrote: But come on, they see all your scores regardless, and you are delusional if you think they won't take your lower one into account as well. Most if not all schools either average your scores or use some algorythm to compound your multiple scores.

You give a very forceful opinion for someone who clearly knows nothing about what you're talking about.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:29 pm
by Curious1
Kiersten1985 wrote:
FreeLolita wrote:my parents wouldn't let me cancel my score


?

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:29 pm
by cinephile
FreeLolita wrote:So what's the verdict? Should I apply to some of the schools in the 160-164 range or stick to the third tier places?

Thanks again.


Why short sell yourself? Apply to schools within your 162 score range.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:56 pm
by FreeLolita
cinephile wrote:
FreeLolita wrote:So what's the verdict? Should I apply to some of the schools in the 160-164 range or stick to the third tier places?

Thanks again.


Why short sell yourself? Apply to schools within your 162 score range.


Because I scored a 154 the first time.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:00 am
by rinkrat19
FreeLolita wrote:
cinephile wrote:
FreeLolita wrote:So what's the verdict? Should I apply to some of the schools in the 160-164 range or stick to the third tier places?

Thanks again.


Why short sell yourself? Apply to schools within your 162 score range.


Because I scored a 154 the first time.
THEY. DON'T. CARE.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:01 am
by 071816
rinkrat19 wrote:
FreeLolita wrote:
cinephile wrote:
FreeLolita wrote:So what's the verdict? Should I apply to some of the schools in the 160-164 range or stick to the third tier places?

Thanks again.


Why short sell yourself? Apply to schools within your 162 score range.


Because I scored a 154 the first time.
THEY. DON'T. CARE.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:03 am
by cinephile
Really, don't worry about it.

And don't apply to third tier schools. They're not worth attending except in some rare situations (ex. it's the only law school in your state).

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:05 am
by Curious1
cinephile wrote:Really, don't worry about it.

And don't apply to third tier schools. They're not worth attending


FTFY

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:05 am
by berkeleykel06
FreeLolita wrote:So what's the verdict? Should I apply to some of the schools in the 160-164 range or stick to the third tier places?

Thanks again.


Let's see if we can deduct the verdict...
CanadianWolf wrote:They will only look at your highest score in this range of schools.
rinkrat19 wrote:I believe only a few of the really top schools average scores. Maybe if you had a string of nine 135s stretching back to 1997 and a single 162, they'd look at you differently, but an 8-point jump won't hurt you.
Kilpatrick wrote:USNWR doesn't take your lower score into account so neither do law schools. Congrats on the jump.
ThreeRivers wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:USNWR doesn't take your lower score into account so neither do law schools. Congrats on the jump.
This, law schools are USNWR whores... when they changed so schools only have to report their students' top scores, law schools started only looking at highest score.


...Nope, seems like a toss up.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:17 pm
by bp shinners
Also:

FreeLolita wrote:My personal statement is pretty generic though.


Spend more time fixing that and less time worrying about whether the schools will average your score. For the most part, they won't. They'll all read your personal statement, however.

Re: Help Please: Is it even worth it?

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:21 pm
by SilverE2
Why isn't anyone telling this person to retake?

You have a 3.82 GPA. Don't waste it on a shit school. You've got another retake, use it.