LSAT Retake?

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jwarre4
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LSAT Retake?

Postby jwarre4 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:03 pm

Hello all, not sure if this is the correct place to post but here we go.

161 LSAT (second take)/3.2 GPA in finance

Is it worth retaking to land around a 165?

I took 3 PT’s within two months of the LSAT and all of them were 166+. I had a personal issue come up about three weeks from test day which messed with my studying (1 week off, the other 2 considerably unfocused).
I want to start in corporate law and transition into public interest law as the years go by. I’m pretty mobile geographically, although I have some connections in a couple large southern cities.
Soft considerations include current work as paralegal in the executive staff for a large municipality and former AmeriCorps member.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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UOI4430
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Re: LSAT Retake?

Postby UOI4430 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:08 pm

Retake. You should take more pts too. Make sure that they are taken under test conditions.

BigZuck
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Re: LSAT Retake?

Postby BigZuck » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:10 pm

What do you mean by corporate law and what do you mean by public interest law?

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Re: LSAT Retake?

Postby jwarre4 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:49 pm

I guess the crux of my question is does a 165/3.2 give me a significantly better chance at a T14 than the 161, or are my stats still too low?

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Re: LSAT Retake?

Postby BigZuck » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:56 pm

jwarre4 wrote:I guess the crux of my question is does a 165/3.2 give me a significantly better chance at a T14 than the 161, or are my stats still too low?

Too low, T14 is impossible with those numbers

Check out http://www.mylsn.info for chances

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Re: LSAT Retake?

Postby mike0331 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:41 pm

BigZuck wrote:
jwarre4 wrote:I guess the crux of my question is does a 165/3.2 give me a significantly better chance at a T14 than the 161, or are my stats still too low?

Too low, T14 is impossible with those numbers

Check out http://www.mylsn.info for chances


I'd probably retake. While I only applied to one T14 and its a bit of a reach to say the least, I got into a bunch of T1s with varying scholarships with a 165/3.2. I don't think a T14 would be impossible if you have an interesting background, but it would be very very unlikely. I'd retake with a 170+ goal if that's what you want.

Mike

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Re: LSAT Retake?

Postby JFO1833 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:42 pm

Running the mylsn numbers, to get a top-14 (assuming not a URM) I have these rough estimates:

<167 - Nearly impossible :(
167 - Very slim chance
168 - Fair chance to get 1
169-170 - Good chance to get 1+
171 - Very good chance to get 1+
172-174 - Chance at T6
175+ - Good chance at T6

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Re: LSAT Retake?

Postby ellewoods817 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:05 pm

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