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Thank you TLS.

Postby jk2011 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:39 am

So, I am graduating in May from a public undergrad. I have a 3.92 and got a 163 in December after a month and a half of LSAT prep. I want to ultimately practice in FL and thought getting into UF was all needed. Thanks to the wisdom of those who continually post on here, I've decided to take a year off, work (in FL while living with family I have there), and retake. I was very ignorant about all the issues with law school before finding this site.

I figure best case i get a T14- worthy score, and worst case I get instate tuition and $$$ at UF. I don't know, kind of ranting but again, I'm grateful for this site.

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby 20121109 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:40 am

Posts like this make me happy.

Good luck, OP.

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby Guchster » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:40 am

jk2011 wrote:So, I am graduating in May from a public undergrad. I have a 3.92 and got a 163 in December after a month and a half of LSAT prep. I want to ultimately practice in FL and thought getting into UF was all needed. Thanks to the wisdom of those who continually post on here, I've decided to take a year off, work (in FL while living with family I have there), and retake. I was very ignorant about all the issues with law school before finding this site.

I figure best case i get a T14- worthy score, and worst case I get instate tuition and $$$ at UF. I don't know, kind of ranting but again, I'm grateful for this site.


another one saved.

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby jk2011 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:43 am

Guchster wrote:
jk2011 wrote:So, I am graduating in May from a public undergrad. I have a 3.92 and got a 163 in December after a month and a half of LSAT prep. I want to ultimately practice in FL and thought getting into UF was all needed. Thanks to the wisdom of those who continually post on here, I've decided to take a year off, work (in FL while living with family I have there), and retake. I was very ignorant about all the issues with law school before finding this site.

I figure best case i get a T14- worthy score, and worst case I get instate tuition and $$$ at UF. I don't know, kind of ranting but again, I'm grateful for this site.


another one saved.


lol. total moment of clarity after obsessively reading posts.

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:46 am

:mrgreen: This is awesome, good luck bro...kick some LSAT ass!! <3

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby tmon » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:50 am

I wish there were as many posts like this as there are of the typical "I can't retake because [insert poor excuse here], so help me justify going to school X" posts.

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby traehekat » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:54 am

Congrats on a wise decision that somehow so many others fail to make. Best of luck on the retake.

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby jk2011 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:12 am

traehekat wrote:Congrats on a wise decision that somehow so many others fail to make. Best of luck on the retake.


I was almost one of those to disregard and jump right in. Thanks though.

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:17 am

woo woo swag

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby lovejopd » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:47 am

Tom Joad wrote:woo woo swag


Hey, did you change your avatar from the image below? or I must have mistaken you for someone else?

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... Ag&dur=276

Anyway...Feed me a good food today my master as I am hungry~Bow Wow :mrgreen:

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:50 am

This was me last year dude. Good luck

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:53 am

Retaking was the best thing I ever did. I hope you have similar luck!

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby dproduct » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:01 am

I would sell multiple family members for your GPA. Nail that LSAT. I'm right there with you.

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby jk2011 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:57 am

dproduct wrote:I would sell multiple family members for your GPA. Nail that LSAT. I'm right there with you.


These are the type of comments that really motivated for me to retake. I got real lucky in that my UG isn't super hard, A+ grading, etc

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby specialsnowflake » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:10 am

Hell yeah! TLS convinced me to take this past year off and I'm actually taking one more and aiming to crush the LSAT this June. Good choice!

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:38 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:This was me last year dude. Good luck


OP, let us know how it goes.

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby JustE » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:00 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote::mrgreen: This is awesome, good luck bro...kick some LSAT ass!! <3

+9

HYS OR BUST!!!! WoOoOOooOOoOo!!!!! :lol:

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby cloudhidden » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:57 pm

jk2011 wrote:
traehekat wrote:Congrats on a wise decision that somehow so many others fail to make. Best of luck on the retake.


I was almost one of those to disregard and jump right in. Thanks though.


OP, I am in a similar situation with a slightly lower gpa but slightly higher lsat. For me, it only makes sense to retake if I want biglaw bc I have massive scholly within the T50. As a 0L, it's hard to see the justification for taking on insurmountable debt w/o a decent shot at biglaw. With that said, does one need to have significant WE to get biglaw, or more or less, just be above median at a T14 (with odds dramatically falling outside T14) at the time of OCI? I am worried about intensively studying for lsat, getting into an elite school and taking on a lot of money, and then striking out in OCI bc of lack of finance, techinical, etc. background. In other words, is it still worth it for me to retake?

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby Tom Joad » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:59 pm

lovejopd wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:woo woo swag


Hey, did you change your avatar from the image below? or I must have mistaken you for someone else?

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... Ag&dur=276

Anyway...Feed me a good food today my master as I am hungry~Bow Wow :mrgreen:

Yes, I changed it. Good Ladybird.

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby bk1 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:05 pm

Congrats OP. TLS convinced me to make this decision almost 2 years ago and it was the best thing that could have happened to me. It's nice to see TLS help others succeed too.

cloudhidden wrote:With that said, does one need to have significant WE to get biglaw, or more or less, just be above median at a T14 (with odds dramatically falling outside T14) at the time of OCI? I am worried about intensively studying for lsat, getting into an elite school and taking on a lot of money, and then striking out in OCI bc of lack of finance, techinical, etc. background. In other words, is it still worth it for me to retake?


WE is definitely not necessary. In fact most T14 kids don't have WE. Yes it is still worth the retake for you. It's also not necessary to be top 50% (it's basically a sliding scale like: top10% = 90% chance, top 20% = 80% chance, top 30% = 70% chance, etc, etc), but of course people with WE are at an advantage and people who interview well are as well.

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby cloudhidden » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:27 pm

bk1 wrote:Congrats OP. TLS convinced me to make this decision almost 2 years ago and it was the best thing that could have happened to me. It's nice to see TLS help others succeed too.

cloudhidden wrote:With that said, does one need to have significant WE to get biglaw, or more or less, just be above median at a T14 (with odds dramatically falling outside T14) at the time of OCI? I am worried about intensively studying for lsat, getting into an elite school and taking on a lot of money, and then striking out in OCI bc of lack of finance, techinical, etc. background. In other words, is it still worth it for me to retake?


WE is definitely not necessary. In fact most T14 kids don't have WE. Yes it is still worth the retake for you. It's also not necessary to be top 50% (it's basically a sliding scale like: top10% = 90% chance, top 20% = 80% chance, top 30% = 70% chance, etc, etc), but of course people with WE are at an advantage and people who interview well are as well.


That makes sense. I was thinking anyone capable of holding a meaningful conversation, and who finishes near the top of of a T14 would be a shoo-in. I consider myself at least a competant interviewee. I just want to have some confidence that this significant of a decision would be worth undertaking. For me that means setting my sights on T14 and knowing that I have a good shot at biglaw even at median and w/o great "softs."

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Re: Thank you TLS.

Postby SYoshi11 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:16 am

Go kill your LSAT buddy, and things will be great. good thinking




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