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Go to T2 law school or retake/reapply

Postby Bobeo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:35 pm

I'm having a hard time deciding on what to do. I'm leaning one way but I would like some other opinions.

I have a 3.1 GPA. Took the test cold last October, scored a 152. I took the test just to see how I measured up and if I had any shot of going to law school. I felt like a 152 was pretty decent for never looking at the test before and retook it. I studied the Logic Games section mostly because that was the area I struggled with most. My retake in December I scored a 166.

Since I got into the game so late I only applied to 2 schools that are in state- IU-Bloomington and IU-Indy. I got accepted to IU-Indy, but have yet to hear back from IUB. At this point my chances have to be pretty slim there.

So now I'm thinking of instead of matriculating to IU-Indy, I might retake the LSAT this October, using the whole summer to study all sections in and out. I really think I can improve my score another few points. I would also be applying early which would be a bonus in the cycle.

The way I see it is I have nothing to lose by retaking and reapplying, as IU-Indy and similar schools will be there for me next year.

Thoughts?
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Re: Go to T2 law school or retake/reapply

Postby dpk711 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:36 pm

RETAKE

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Re: Go to T2 law school or retake/reapply

Postby rocon7383 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:37 pm

Bobeo wrote:I'm having a hard time deciding on what to do. I'm leaning one way but I would like some other opinions.

I have a 3.1 GPA. Took the test cold last October, scored a 152. I took the test just to see how I measured up and if I had any shot of going to law school. I felt like a 152 was pretty decent for never looking at the test before and retook it. I studied the Logic Games section mostly because that was the area I struggled with most. My retake in December I scored a 166.

Since I got into the game so late I only applied to 2 schools that are in state- IU-Bloomington and IU-Indy. I got accepted to IU-Indy, but have yet to hear back from IUB. At this point my chances have to be pretty slim there.

So now I'm thinking of instead of matriculating to IU-Indy, I might retake the LSAT this October, using the whole summer to study all sections in and out. I really think I can improve my score another few points. I would also be applying early which would be a bonus in the cycle.

The way I see it is I have nothing to lose by retaking and reapplying, as IU-Indy and similar schools will be there for me next year.

Thoughts?


You're correct. You should retake. On a side note, you couldn't take your first test as a practice test? You had to sign up for the real thing? Haha, seems reckless man

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Re: Go to T2 law school or retake/reapply

Postby Bobeo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:45 pm

Ya honestly it was pretty reckless but I figured my low GPA was going to be more damning than it turns out it is. But nothing I can do about that now.

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Re: Go to T2 law school or retake/reapply

Postby Stonewall » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:51 pm

166? sit out a cycle for sure. this is a no-brainer.

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Re: Go to T2 law school or retake/reapply

Postby sab0tage » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:31 pm

Retake if you think you can put the work in necessary to improve.
But def sit out until next cycle. With a 3.1/166 you should get $$ from IUB if you apply early next cycle. Check out http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com, if they keep up this same strategy, you should be sitting pretty if bloomington is where you want to be. I applied in early january with a 166/3.2 and they offered me the standard 120k. I don't think you will get an offer this year. I hear they are over enrolled.

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Re: Go to T2 law school or retake/reapply

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:34 pm

I def wouldnt go to indy. IUB will give you money if you apply later, they may still give you money. I would just plan on sitting out and if you get into IUB, thats great.

Full disclosure: 3.12/166, applied late. Still waiting to hear from IUB.

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Re: Go to T2 law school or retake/reapply

Postby Bobeo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:57 pm

bport hopeful wrote:I def wouldnt go to indy. IUB will give you money if you apply later, they may still give you money. I would just plan on sitting out and if you get into IUB, thats great.

Full disclosure: 3.12/166, applied late. Still waiting to hear from IUB.


Ah, well hopefully they have a couple more spots for us. What are your plans if not?

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Re: Go to T2 law school or retake/reapply

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:58 pm

TT cheap.

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Re: Go to T2 law school or retake/reapply

Postby tittsburghfeelers » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:44 pm

sab0tage wrote:Retake if you think you can put the work in necessary to improve.
But def sit out until next cycle. With a 3.1/166 you should get $$ from IUB if you apply early next cycle. Check out http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com, if they keep up this same strategy, you should be sitting pretty if bloomington is where you want to be. I applied in early january with a 166/3.2 and they offered me the standard 120k. I don't think you will get an offer this year. I hear they are over enrolled.


What's up with them giving out so much money? Is this the first year that they've given out 120k to nearly every applicant with a 166+? Are they planning on to continue to do this in the future? How does a Big Ten school in the middle of nowhere have so much money to throw around if they're giving a majority of their accepted students a full tuition scholarship?

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Re: Go to T2 law school or retake/reapply

Postby Bobeo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:27 pm

tittsburghfeelers wrote:
sab0tage wrote:Retake if you think you can put the work in necessary to improve.
But def sit out until next cycle. With a 3.1/166 you should get $$ from IUB if you apply early next cycle. Check out http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com, if they keep up this same strategy, you should be sitting pretty if bloomington is where you want to be. I applied in early january with a 166/3.2 and they offered me the standard 120k. I don't think you will get an offer this year. I hear they are over enrolled.


What's up with them giving out so much money? Is this the first year that they've given out 120k to nearly every applicant with a 166+? Are they planning on to continue to do this in the future? How does a Big Ten school in the middle of nowhere have so much money to throw around if they're giving a majority of their accepted students a full tuition scholarship?



I guy just donated something like 30 mil not too long ago (2 or 3 years). They renamed the school after him.




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