Clearly not afraid of self-promotion. I like it.
I didn't want to take it there, but what this guy/girl is saying is just insulting.
This whole convo started because I mentioned to YOU that my sister got into Harvard w/ out a great LSAT score.
Listen, i've been reading what you wrote on various threads, and I'm sure you read how I was stressed out about my test day. But the fact is that is that you have to go w/ your gut feeling. If you feel like you missed more than 15-17 go ahead and cancel. If you didn't keep your score, do some research and apply to some schools. I know some great people (my sister included) who do free essay counseling for people they know. If you want her to look at your essay, I can get her to do it. Just write about something your passionate about, make it something you care about.
Either way, I think what people say on some of these forums is simply not realistic. People talking about no being able to find a job ever ever, this that and the other. I think it's because they are limiting themselves to thinking that it must be ONE specific way or NO way. I know people who went to great schools who are MISERABLE working for big firms and others who love it. I know people who went to really crappy schools who are making money and others who are beating themselves up as L2s for not doing better on the LSAT and getting to a better school. I know one girl at UCLA law who got hooked on adderal, which lead to meth, which lead to her shop lifting and getting taken to UCLA medical under psych arrest for 3 days. I know another Harvard law grad who worked for some big firm NYC after graduation. She worked there for 6 years, lived in a hole wall, bought her clothes at thrift shops, saved up, paid her debt off, walked away w/ about 100K in savings and is currently starting her own non-profit. I know a lady (about 10 years older than me) who went to fucking Whittier law school (crappy school) and she makes well over 160K a year as a divorce/pension law attorney in OC. It's what you make of it, it's where you go, who you know, and how much you hustle. The jobs are there if you want to hustle.... but in between all of that you have to wake up, like yourself, and live for the sake of living, not the title of the school or firm. I don't get that way of thinking, it's foreign to me and honestly sounds like a pure insecurity/inferiority complex to me. It's all about perspective and one's outlook of themselves and the world around them. If you feel entitled you're not going to be happy, but if you feel blessed w/ the fact that you're already in the world's top 90% by the sheer fact that you live in this country, went to and graduated from a good university and no matter what you're going to have a well above average LSAT score and will have a good life. *getting off of my soap box now*
You'll be fine where you get into, it's what you decide to do with it that matters.