What really are my chances?

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krblaser
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What really are my chances?

Postby krblaser » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:59 pm

I am 28 years old and set on going back to school. It has been 7 years since I earned my undergrad degree in Physics and I am nervous about my prospects of getting into a good law school. I graduated with a 3.2 GPA and minors in Com Sci and Mathematics. My question is two-fold:

1. Will the fact that I have been out of school for a while hinder my ability to get into a good law school?

2. Given the scope of courses but a lesser GPA, what will I need to score on the LSAT to be competitive? I realize that there are many other factors that go into the application, but I also know that the LSAT is weighed heavily in the decision process. That being said, I will take any advice that I can get my hands on (LSAT or otherwise)!

Thanks in advance to all who reply.

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dingbat
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Re: What really are my chances?

Postby dingbat » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:01 pm

being out of school for a while won't harm you. It may, or may not, help you, depending on what you did in the meantime.

Nobody can tell you what LSAT you need to be competitive without knowing your target schools, your GPA and whether or not you're URM. But your best bet is to look on LSN

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Re: What really are my chances?

Postby dietcoke0 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:06 pm

3.2 and LSAT only thing that is going to apply. If you were to get 172, you are good for NW. higher, and you should be okay for higher ups.

Best thing to so is take a cold timed LSAT. Add 10 points to that, and that is what you are reasonably looking at. If you are still not satisfied, you can take time off, and take the LSAT as a job, 9-5, 5 days a week, with practice tests on the weekend, and you can reasonably be looking at 20 points above cold (if it's in the lower 150s0

It's learnable, but you need to put time and money into learning it.

krblaser
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Re: What really are my chances?

Postby krblaser » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:11 pm

dingbat wrote:being out of school for a while won't harm you. It may, or may not, help you, depending on what you did in the meantime.

Nobody can tell you what LSAT you need to be competitive without knowing your target schools, your GPA and whether or not you're URM. But your best bet is to look on LSN


URM: Not unless white females were added to the list recently. :?
GPA: 3.2
What I've done since undergrad: GM of a restaurant and Marketing Assistant for a global Property Management Group at a local site.

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Re: What really are my chances?

Postby dingbat » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:13 pm

krblaser wrote:
dingbat wrote:being out of school for a while won't harm you. It may, or may not, help you, depending on what you did in the meantime.

Nobody can tell you what LSAT you need to be competitive without knowing your target schools, your GPA and whether or not you're URM. But your best bet is to look on LSN


URM: Not unless white females were added to the list recently. :?
GPA: 3.2
What I've done since undergrad: GM of a restaurant and Marketing Assistant for a global Property Management Group at a local site.

Anything less than a 170 means you'll have a tough time at the T14. Anything over 160 should get you into any T3. Everything in between will require something in between




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