NoodleyOne wrote: Chambo wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:I'm thinking I may retake if I get a 172. Is that stupid?
Would a 172 reasonably get you into your target schools?
My main target is Columbia (HS are both super-reaches), so I would be borderline.
Honestly, I doubt I got a 172 though. Haven't PTd that low in... shit, two and a half months and feel confident about the test. IT would just be so... blech.
Well, I guess you should burn that bridge when you come to it.
It seems unlikely that you dipped that low, especially since I recall you saying that you crushed games.
Having target schools is great, but unless there's one very specific reason driving your desire to go there (i.e. your spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend is already in school there and you want to live with them), it may be counterproductive to only want to go to one school. If you're capable of battling your way to the class position at Columbia that would warrant serious biglaw offers, I'm willing to bet you could do it at other schools as well.
ETA: not that I'm saying you would only want to go if you got into Columbia, or that you are dead-set on biglaw, but I'm a firm believer (after having talked to many recent graduates from all sorts of schools) that a good situation/fit in a school may be wayy more important than the raw prestige of the name on the diploma.