Taking the LSAT as a high school senior

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SteelPenguin
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Re: Taking the LSAT as a high school senior

Postby SteelPenguin » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:15 pm

underwood185 wrote:Hypothetically, a senior at a rigorous preparatory school, 800 critical reading, 5 English lit ap. Wants too go to law school after college. Any benefit to taking lsat?


Don't plan on entering the legal field before college even starts.

The Pen Is Mightier wrote:Another point... You are arguably in your prime for standardized test taking at the end of high school. You have SATs, SAT IIs, APs, various state acheivement tests... and then nothing for 4 years in college. Hell, college might even diminish your skills by encouraging broad and critical thinking versus the desired "which bubble is best" approach that is more desireable for any standardized test.

Could pairing the SAT and LSAT (within a year of each other) be an intelligent course?


The critical thinking helps you with the LSAT. It certainly doesn't hinder it.

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Re: Taking the LSAT as a high school senior

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:36 pm

Hadn't seen this thread in awhile.

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Re: Taking the LSAT as a high school senior

Postby meegee » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:51 pm

To be honest, I don't see anything wrong with this. Take a diagnostic, see where you stand. Perhaps the kid is a genius.

On the other hand, are you dead set on being a lawyer? University is great for exploring your options. You don't want to end up doing well on the LSAT, deciding you can cruise through your 4 years of college with useless courses, and upon graduating, find out being a lawyer isn't really your thing. Well bummer, too bad you spent 4 years dicking around.

EDIT: hahahahahaha I didn't realize the OP was written in 2010. I wonder if OP did take the LSAT in high school, and how OP is doing. OP pls respond.
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Re: Taking the LSAT as a high school senior

Postby Kimikho » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:06 pm

meegee wrote:To be honest, I don't see anything wrong with this. Take a diagnostic, see where you stand. Perhaps the kid is a genius.

On the other hand, are you dead set on being a lawyer? University is great for exploring your options. You don't want to end up doing well on the LSAT, deciding you can cruise through your 4 years of college with useless courses, and upon graduating, find out being a lawyer isn't really your thing. Well bummer, too bad you spent 4 years dicking around.


What I see wrong with it is what would happen in the extremes. Let's say OP takes the LSAT, gets a 180. There is no way I would have been able to maintain my current GPA (and I don't even have that high of a GPA!) knowing I had a 180 (not to mention--that 180 could prove to be pretty useless if OP decides to take 5 years in UG). The general consensus is that LSAT>GPA, but LSN doesn't give someone with a 180 and 2.8 a very good shot.

PLUS, I might be wrong, but doesn't the LSAT normally only count for 3 years at most legit schools?

Also, the LSAT RC is nothing like the SAT or ACT RC, or like lit/lang AP. This isn't just from memory; my sister is just took the SAT and we compared them.

I love it when people resurrect old threads.

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Re: Taking the LSAT as a high school senior

Postby KingofSplitters55 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:09 pm

I always wondered who were the people who scored below 140. I'm sure the people who do as the OP mentioned are a few of them. Thanks for evening out the curve!




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