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App Q: Do you Believe your LSAT Represents...

Postby engineerlawyer1000 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:42 pm

An ad app asks: Do you believe your LSAT score accurately represents your past performance or your future potential?

Can I gain some advantage here by mentioning that I am employed full time in a demanding job, i.e., engineering?

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Re: App Q: Do you Believe your LSAT Represents...

Postby R. Jeeves » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:47 pm

Do you have an LSAT score that you don't really like? If so, I guess you could deflect by saying that your potential is more accurately reflected by the intellectual challenges that you've overcome and the work ethic you've developed as an engineer.

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Re: App Q: Do you Believe your LSAT Represents...

Postby engineerlawyer1000 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:50 pm

R. Jeeves wrote:Do you have an LSAT score that you don't really like? If so, I guess you could deflect by saying that your potential is more accurately reflected by the intellectual challenges that you've overcome and the work ethic you've developed as an engineer.


I do think I would have done better if I had a bit more time to study, I barely took 5 prep tests.

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Re: App Q: Do you Believe your LSAT Represents...

Postby lymenheimer » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:53 pm

Then you should study and retake the LSAT rather than hoping that an addendum will cause law schools to overlook your score.

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Re: App Q: Do you Believe your LSAT Represents...

Postby engineerlawyer1000 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:55 pm

lymenheimer wrote:Then you should study and retake the LSAT rather than hoping that an addendum will cause law schools to overlook your score.


Dude, as that might be, the question still remains! :)

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Re: App Q: Do you Believe your LSAT Represents...

Postby R. Jeeves » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:58 pm

engineerlawyer1000 wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:Do you have an LSAT score that you don't really like? If so, I guess you could deflect by saying that your potential is more accurately reflected by the intellectual challenges that you've overcome and the work ethic you've developed as an engineer.


I do think I would have done better if I had a bit more time to study, I barely took 5 prep tests.


oh gotcha. I misinterpreted the angle you were going for.

In that case I'm not a 100% sure. Idk how the adcomms would receive it if you tried explaining to them that a demanding job left you with little time available for LSAT prep. I'll let someone else weigh in.

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Re: App Q: Do you Believe your LSAT Represents...

Postby lymenheimer » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:59 pm

engineerlawyer1000 wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:Then you should study and retake the LSAT rather than hoping that an addendum will cause law schools to overlook your score.


Dude, as that might be, the question still remains! :)


True...My apologies for skipping over the direct answer. I am a 0L so take my answer whatever way you want -
Short answer: no
Long answer: they don't get to report your hopes, dreams, goals, desires, intellectual curiosity, work ethic, etc to USNWR, so you will not get any advantage to mentioning your current job which should be on your resume regardless of whether you are using it as an excuse for your LSAT score or as an addendum for why they should (essentially) ignore your LSAT score.

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Re: App Q: Do you Believe your LSAT Represents...

Postby engineerlawyer1000 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:02 pm

R. Jeeves wrote:
engineerlawyer1000 wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:Do you have an LSAT score that you don't really like? If so, I guess you could deflect by saying that your potential is more accurately reflected by the intellectual challenges that you've overcome and the work ethic you've developed as an engineer.


I do think I would have done better if I had a bit more time to study, I barely took 5 prep tests.


oh gotcha. I misinterpreted the angle you were going for.

In that case I'm not a 100% sure. Idk how the adcomms would receive it if you tried explaining to them that a demanding job left you with little time available for LSAT prep. I'll let someone else weigh in.


Thanks for taking the time!

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Re: App Q: Do you Believe your LSAT Represents...

Postby engineerlawyer1000 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:03 pm

lymenheimer wrote:
engineerlawyer1000 wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:Then you should study and retake the LSAT rather than hoping that an addendum will cause law schools to overlook your score.


Dude, as that might be, the question still remains! :)


True...My apologies for skipping over the direct answer. I am a 0L so take my answer whatever way you want -
Short answer: no
Long answer: they don't get to report your hopes, dreams, goals, desires, intellectual curiosity, work ethic, etc to USNWR, so you will not get any advantage to mentioning your current job which should be on your resume regardless of whether you are using it as an excuse for your LSAT score or as an addendum for why they should (essentially) ignore your LSAT score.


Okay, makes sense. But, by the same token, P.S. should be unimportant too, right?

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Re: App Q: Do you Believe your LSAT Represents...

Postby lymenheimer » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:05 pm

engineerlawyer1000 wrote:
Okay, makes sense. But, by the same token, P.S. should be unimportant too, right?


Not unimportant in that you should draw a dick on it, but that you shouldn't expect to get any significant advantage from it. You should definitely spend the time to draft a well-thought out PS.

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Re: App Q: Do you Believe your LSAT Represents...

Postby engineerlawyer1000 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:12 pm

lymenheimer wrote:
engineerlawyer1000 wrote:
Okay, makes sense. But, by the same token, P.S. should be unimportant too, right?


Not unimportant in that you should draw a dick on it, but that you shouldn't expect to get any significant advantage from it. You should definitely spend the time to draft a well-thought out PS.


Funny! I see what you mean. Thanks a lot!



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