Retake LSAT after seat deposit-- any flaws to this strategy?

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Retake LSAT after seat deposit-- any flaws to this strategy?

Postby mcm1211 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:24 pm

I'm sure this has been discussed in detail, but I couldn't find anything so I thought I would propose the idea as a new topic.

Scenario: I scored a 160 on last June's LSAT and have been accepted to several schools and am currently leaning toward Depaul with $15k/yr (although I am hoping that I can get Loyola to match). I have also had the good fortune to be offered a decent job upon graduation (something in the 40-50k range).

So my thinking is, why not retake the LSAT in June? If I did significantly better, say 167+, it would seem that I would have two major advantages. First, it would provide me leverage with whatever school I committed to increase their scholarship offer (because they would be motivated to use this new score for USN purposes), or I could simply take the year off losing only my seat deposit, work, and reapply at the beginning of next cycle with much improved stats. If I were to do the same or worse even, it would seem there would be no consequence?

Is my logic strong here or is there something that I am overlooking?

Thanks.

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Re: Retake LSAT after seat deposit-- any flaws to this strategy?

Postby mcm1211 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:16 pm

no thoughts?

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Re: Retake LSAT after seat deposit-- any flaws to this strategy?

Postby suspicious android » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:24 pm

i endorse your plan

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Re: Retake LSAT after seat deposit-- any flaws to this strategy?

Postby willwash » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:33 pm

do it

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Re: Retake LSAT after seat deposit-- any flaws to this strategy?

Postby Cupidity » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:34 pm

166, 3.87 I am doing it. I may be able to get the score in time to make it off some late waitlists if I go up. If not, I'm going to defer a year if I go up 170




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