chicagoburger wrote:When people ask for serious advice here, the first answer they should expect is "Retake", which is very sad. Many of these seasoned TLSers don't understand that "Retake" is not an option to most of the people, nor should it.
First, the opportunity cost of retaking the test is huge. Spending one extra year of your life on this freaking stupid test should only be considered when you don't have a life, a real life.
Secondly, people know what they want and what can be reached. If I got only 3.4 gpa and I want to stay in Chicago, pass the bar, why do I need to retake to shoot for UChicago?
Thirdly, LSAT is curved. Only 30% people can get above 160. You advise all those 70% below to retake for a year. They will score differently, but most of them will be below 160 again. The "retake" suggestion simply won't work for most of the applicants mathematically speaking.
Lastly, if the person wants to ask a question regarding a school choice, we should assume that person has done the homework and covered the retake option.
So next time if you see any legit questions, please don't reply "retake".
retake the GRE and apply next year to Harvard Law, bromontana.
I think half the problem is K-JD's have 0 idea what type of law they want to practice, get sucked into biglaw to unsaddle themselves from all the debt, and quickly weld their hand to the bottle to suck away all the pain of a starch-white corporate troll environment. Me? I'm a vet. and a licensed architect, I just want to go either big construction law/land use, or in house counsel at a construction/engineering firm. worse case scenario, I'm back at a design/construction firm as an executive.