Work & study LSAT for a year/Go to a t1 to transfer

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How should i plan on getting into a T30

Study for the LSAT for a year
12
63%
Go to a T1 and transfer
1
5%
Join the army
6
32%
 
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john1990
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Work & study LSAT for a year/Go to a t1 to transfer

Postby john1990 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:23 am

I have a 166/3.3 which is very borderline for me to go to a school that is worthwhile IMO. If i get into Emory i will be content, but that is the only school that is not a reach and which i would be happy graduating from. So i was thinking of working and studying for a year to retake and maybe hit a 170.
Then i heard that if i finish in the top 10% of my class i could easily transfer up to a t20 from a school like UGA. I'm not sure if getting a 170 is any more certain than finishing in the top 10% and this way i wouldn't put off graduating either way.
Which is the better way to get into a T30? Would i even have to be that high in my class at say yeshiva to make the leap to Fordham?
How about UGA to Emory?

target schools = GW, Fordham, Emory

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Re: Work & study LSAT for a year/Go to a t1 to transfer

Postby law4vus » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:30 am

The LSAT is 100 times easier than getting top 10-15% ANYWHERE for transferring purposes. It's not even close.

You shouldn't ever plan on transferring anyway, because if that doesn't work out (and the odds are against it), you're stuck. At least with the LSAT you can take it a couple times and all you lose is the registration fee.

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Re: Work & study LSAT for a year/Go to a t1 to transfer

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:38 am

I voted join the army because hopefully there you would have less internet access and couldn't keep making threads incessantly. Just kidding. But kinda seriously.

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Re: Work & study LSAT for a year/Go to a t1 to transfer

Postby john1990 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:39 am

thank you for your insight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVuQ5aw0HAQ

Maybe i will take the February LSAT if my cycle doesn't work out.
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Re: Work & study LSAT for a year/Go to a t1 to transfer

Postby john1990 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:40 am

bernaldiaz wrote:I voted join the army because hopefully there you would have less internet access and couldn't keep making threads incessantly. Just kidding. But kinda seriously.


:lol: i only average 5/week

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Re: Work & study LSAT for a year/Go to a t1 to transfer

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:43 am

I was able to increase my LSAT diagnostic by 19 points, and I also was able to do well 1L year. Getting the grades to transfer is much more difficult and luck plays a much greater role. There's really no comparison here. Law school requires so much more time, effort, and luck than what is needed to increase your LSAT score.

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Re: Work & study LSAT for a year/Go to a t1 to transfer

Postby law4vus » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:46 am

john1990 wrote:Maybe i will take the February LSAT if my cycle doesn't work out.


Might as well just wait until June if you're going to sit out this cycle. More time to study and you'll still be done before applications even open for next year.

You'll honestly probably get into Emory with money, but I wouldn't go still. Retake, apply next year, and shoot for the T14.

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Re: Work & study LSAT for a year/Go to a t1 to transfer

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:47 am

john1990 wrote:thank you for your insight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVuQ5aw0HAQ

Maybe i will take the February LSAT if my cycle doesn't work out.


February may help when it comes to waitlists and for possibly trying to leverage a higher score into more money. But applying after the Feb. LSAT is way too late.




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