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February LSAT

Postby blugirl400 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:21 pm

I've gotten some advice on this but I thought I'd ask the board as well. I took the December LSAT, but I'm not confident I will have scored as high as I would have liked. I only had a month to study and the highest I ever got on a practice was a 155. I'm shooting for a 160. If when I receive my score, it's not what I'd like, should I retake in February (still applying for fall 2013)? I know the February LSAT gets a bad rap but I also know how important the LSAT score is to admission.

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Re: February LSAT

Postby karich » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:24 pm

I can't read.
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Re: February LSAT

Postby blugirl400 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:20 pm

Um, fall 2013 is the coming term.

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Re: February LSAT

Postby oaken » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:34 pm

how did you study for the december lsat?

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Re: February LSAT

Postby TripTrip » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:27 pm

blugirl400 wrote:should I retake in February (still applying for fall 2013)?
If you don't get the score you want from December, you should wait until next cycle to apply. The February LSAT is too late to have a good cycle.

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Re: February LSAT

Postby Nova » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:07 pm

I agree with Trip.

If your score does not reflect your max potential,

you should probably study till June, kill it, and apply early.

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Re: February LSAT

Postby blugirl400 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:32 pm

Eh, I'm applying this cycle no matter what, but thanks for the advice.

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Re: February LSAT

Postby Nova » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:55 pm

blugirl400 wrote:Eh, I'm applying this cycle no matter what, but thanks for the advice.

I still think you should take June anyway. Or take Feb and June, if you think you can be ready by Feb.

That would put in the best position to get off WLs or get scholly money late....

...Plus, if your cycle doesnt shake out, youll be ready for next cycle.

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Re: February LSAT

Postby TripTrip » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:57 pm

blugirl400 wrote:Eh, I'm applying this cycle no matter what, but thanks for the advice.
With a 155? Where do you want to go and what do you want to do?

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Re: February LSAT

Postby dingbat » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:00 pm

Take the February test - it will be taken into consideration anywhere that hasn't declined you already. If you have some schools you want to still apply to but haven't, do so on the last possible date.

Last cycle people got accepted based on Feb scores and got off the waitlist off June scores.
Alternatively, a higher score allows you to tenegiriate a better scholarship at schools where you have been accepted

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Re: February LSAT

Postby blugirl400 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:45 am

I just want to go to Lewis and Clark and study animal law.

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Re: February LSAT

Postby B90 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:47 am

dingbat wrote:a higher score allows you to tenegiriate a better scholarship at schools where you have been accepted


I googled the word "tenegiriate". It came up "No results found". Please advise.
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Re: February LSAT

Postby facile princeps » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:49 am

dingbat wrote:Take the February test - it will be taken into consideration anywhere that hasn't declined you already. If you have some schools you want to still apply to but haven't, do so on the last possible date.

Last cycle people got accepted based on Feb scores and got off the waitlist off June scores.
Alternatively, a higher score allows you to tenegiriate a better scholarship at schools where you have been accepted

Dingbat, tell me about the bolded.

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Re: February LSAT

Postby TripTrip » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:54 am

blugirl400 wrote:I just want to go to Lewis and Clark and study animal law.
Projected cost of attendance at Lewis & Clark: $222,267. Chance of having a legal job afterward: 42%.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=lewisandclark

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Re: February LSAT

Postby dingbat » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:59 am

facile princeps wrote:
dingbat wrote:Take the February test - it will be taken into consideration anywhere that hasn't declined you already. If you have some schools you want to still apply to but haven't, do so on the last possible date.

Last cycle people got accepted based on Feb scores and got off the waitlist off June scores.
Alternatively, a higher score allows you to tenegiriate a better scholarship at schools where you have been accepted

Dingbat, tell me about the bolded.

Fucking iphone (and wtf spellcheck). I meant negotiate

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Re: February LSAT

Postby Nova » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:01 am

dingbat wrote: Fucking iphone (and wtf spellcheck). I meant negotiate


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: February LSAT

Postby dingbat » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:01 am

blugirl400 wrote:I just want to go to Lewis and Clark and study animal law.

:D

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Re: February LSAT

Postby wert3813 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:37 am

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Re: February LSAT

Postby dingbat » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:44 am

wert3813 wrote:
dingbat wrote:
blugirl400 wrote:I just want to go to Lewis and Clark and study animal law.

:D


Animal law is a thing?

Yep. It's also distinct from Animal Rights, which is also a thing.
L&C is just about the only law school offering more than 1 class on the topic, and has quite a few.

Put simply, animal law is law related to animals, from animal abuse to meat & dairy production.
Animal rights, is, well, rights for animals. Find the craziest hippie environmentalist and ask them about it - odds are, they'll roll their eyes.

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Re: February LSAT

Postby oaken » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:40 pm

bird law in this country is not based on reason

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Re: February LSAT

Postby scruffy556 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:09 pm

oaken wrote:bird law in this country is not based on reason


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Re: February LSAT

Postby B90 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:19 pm

Fucking iphone (and wtf spellcheck). I meant negotiate[/quote]

I assumed that. Still, I like to be aware of new words. :wink:

Also, apple's autocorrect is evil. I disabled mine after I typed "Oh" as a response to a text, and it changed it to "oolong."

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Re: February LSAT

Postby wtrc » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:00 pm

Pretty much any way you look at it, you should wait a cycle. Study hard for June. Work part-time. Apply early in the fall. If June doesn't work out, do October.

You've got five months til June, and the legal market sucks. Fuck the 155 and 160. The LSAT is super learnable.

I know it's not what you want to hear---- but financially, it's better- your chance of a nice scholarship will dramatically increase if you wait and apply early in the cycle. Your chance of a higher LSAT score is way higher, meaning better school and definitely better scholarship.

Taking off a year can be awful.... And I don't know your particular situation, but in general there are so few cons to it, and so many pros.... Especially considering your LSAT situation.

(I'm doing the same)

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Re: February LSAT

Postby LawyerBrah » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:30 pm

Several prep companies are doing one month classes to prepare people for the Feb LSAT

If you have the money go for it.

You need to sign up now though -- most are starting right after the new year

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Re: February LSAT

Postby blugirl400 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:20 pm

I'm planning to take a one-month lsat prep course if I do decide to retake it. The thing about taking a year off is I've already been out of college 3 years, I don't want to take another. As it is I'll be 29 when I'm done with law school, I don't really want to be any older than that. I don't' see much point in fiddling away another year.




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