Studying for LSAT + Working Full Time= Possible?

yourstruly87
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Studying for LSAT + Working Full Time= Possible?

Postby yourstruly87 » Wed May 05, 2010 9:47 pm

I decided last minute (like a few hours ago) to write the LSAT for the second time in June and hoping for a higher score than my last, especially because my admission is waitlisted at a few schools so I really want to kick ass this time around.

So Im wondering if I can still manage to do well (since I now only have a month left to study) and if I can still study enough to do well while working 10-6 monday through friday.

Any suggestions/comments?

Pearalegal
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Re: Studying for LSAT + Working Full Time= Possible?

Postby Pearalegal » Wed May 05, 2010 9:48 pm

I worked around 80 hour weeks while studying...its possible, but I think your concern shouldn't be that you're working full time, but that you're cutting your study time way short.

yourstruly87
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Re: Studying for LSAT + Working Full Time= Possible?

Postby yourstruly87 » Wed May 05, 2010 9:53 pm

I know, I wasnt planning on re-taking it, but now because of the slow replies from Law schools and waitlists, I've decided its smarter to re-take. I guess I'll see how it goes.

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Re: Studying for LSAT + Working Full Time= Possible?

Postby Pearalegal » Wed May 05, 2010 9:53 pm

Good luck!

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Re: Studying for LSAT + Working Full Time= Possible?

Postby beesknees » Wed May 05, 2010 10:04 pm

The answer is yes.

I worked full-time and still managed to pull myself up from low 160s to a 169 on my retake.

Good luck!

yourstruly87
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Re: Studying for LSAT + Working Full Time= Possible?

Postby yourstruly87 » Wed May 05, 2010 10:14 pm

Woo! Thanks guys

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Re: Studying for LSAT + Working Full Time= Possible?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Fri May 07, 2010 7:11 pm

You should be fine if you're disciplined about it. I also did not decide to take the test until a month before (though I had studied casually with a later administration in mind). I was working full-time with a part-time job on the side. My weekends were pretty full with family stuff, so I set aside 6:00 PM -10:00 PM about 4 days a week to do PTs. I also spent about 1.5 hours a day doing CambridgeLSAT's "difficult problems" sets while commuting. I think having a busy schedule, a lot of structure, and a deadline helped. Without that, I never would have studied :-)

good luck!




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