Stressed out about law school!! HELP

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Stressed out about law school!! HELP

Postby xcpriss06 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:46 pm

Hello everyone, I am really stressing out about law school right about now. I have wanted this more than anything in my entire life, I just graduated after completing and internship in China and I am really worried about my viability as a candidate. I am taking the Dec. LSAT because I didn't feel ready enough for Oct, and I will be applying in the current cycle. I am worried that taking the Dec test is going to hurt my chances of admittance...if I were confident that I would be getting in the 170s I wouldn't be so worried...but as of right now I am looking at low 160s. Does anyone out there have any words of wisdom for me??

I have a powerful resume, and a 3.7 GPA...I am also a URM...if that has anything to do with it. Thanks :)

Also, forgot to mention I am applying to some really competitive schools...such as Cornell, NYU, Columbia, Washington University, Georgetown, GWU, Emory, Vanderbilt, William & Mary, American U, Pepperdine...
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Re: Stressed out about law school!! HELP

Postby bk1 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:48 pm

Taking a year gap isn't the end of the world if you don't score as high as you want and plan to retake.

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Re: Stressed out about law school!! HELP

Postby 270910 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:51 pm

It is pretty stressful
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Re: Stressed out about law school!! HELP

Postby moopness » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:55 pm

disco_barred wrote:Don't worry, you'll get into a school somewhere and once you start there isn't that much stress : )

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Re: Stressed out about law school!! HELP

Postby fugitivejammer » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:30 am

Not sure how long you've been studying for the LSAT or what your diagnostic was, but it's not uncommon for students to increase their scores 15-20 points from their first take. You have plenty of time and r starting out w/ a decent score, but if u need help studying for it, check out the LSAT discussion forum for some tips. I think it's doable to at least get mid-160's which would get u into some of those schools on ur list np. If u qualify as a URM, then w/ mid-160s ud prolly b n good shape in all except Columbia/NYU, but i would double check to c if u qualify (law schools have their own urm standards...)

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Re: Stressed out about law school!! HELP

Postby r6_philly » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:22 pm

I suggest you take some more time off and see the world and learn more about the people, the world, and life in general. If you think this is stressful, law school, searching for a job, paying back your debt, and be accountable for other people's well being is going to be unbearable. Maybe you are not quite ready for it yet. Enjoy yourself doing something else, then come back confident and refreshed, you would do better anyway.

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Re: Stressed out about law school!! HELP

Postby TTH » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:54 pm

First post URM with a 3.7 GPA looking at Pepperdine?

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Re: Stressed out about law school!! HELP

Postby bk1 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:56 pm

TTH wrote:First post URM with a 3.7 GPA looking at Pepperdine?


A lot of people know very little about schools and have wild misconceptions.

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Re: Stressed out about law school!! HELP

Postby gwuorbust » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:15 pm

what kind of URM?

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Re: Stressed out about law school!! HELP

Postby Emma. » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:37 pm

gwuorbust wrote:what kind of URM?

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Re: Stressed out about law school!! HELP

Postby xcpriss06 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:38 pm

I am Hispanic, and my race is black...what is so bad about pepperdine?




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