bmathers wrote:Damn, 2 observations with this thread:
1) Some of this stuff is incredibly funny
2) DAMN, there are some extremely pompous attitudes posting in this thread! Some of us need to chill out, stop being so judgmental of other people aiming for scores that may not be what YOU are looking for, and take that stick out of your @$$. Just remember, there are students at these "toilet schools" that WILL be making more money than you someday, and living a more enjoyable life - I guarantee it. You are a rookie, at best, chill out and cut down your ego just a bit. None of us are God's gift to the world - just a bit of reality. If someone has a goal of 150, that's awesome, good for them. I personally would dread a 150, but that's only because my goal is not to get a 150. You remind me of those young, weak newbies at the gym staring in the mirror and making fun of others, judging them.
That is all, carry on.
I disagree. If someone has a goal of 150, the odds are very high that they don't understand what doors that will open for them. Without career/family ties or significant work experience, a score lower than 160 means they likely won't get into a state flagship or the t-14. Furthermore, their odds of getting a scholarship are minimal.
This isn't being judgmental, pompous, or neurotic. It's dealing with facts. LSAT score and GPA are very strong determinants of your school and scholarship, which in turn influence your odds of success. Of course some people beat the odds, but that doesn't make playing the lottery a sound investment. Saying you need a 160+ isn't like telling someone that their hobbies are just as good as someone else's, but more like helping them avoid financial and professional suicide.
Telling someone with a 150 that it is ok to spend hundred of thousands of dollars, as well as 3 years, on the schools available to them is flat out wrong. I think allowing someone to take the test with an unscrutinized goal of a 150 is a disservice under the guise of being accepting. Law school is an expensive, long term commitment, and a score of 150 can equate to spending a significant portion of your life in debt for minimal reward.
I really don't understand what you mean by posters being "rookies" or having egos. What I just wrote is backed up with well-documented acceptance employment statistics, in addition to expert testimony. The advice of getting the highest possible LSAT score in order to either attend one of the few schools that actually provides acceptable return on investment or to get a hefty discount on a regional school is unimpeachable in the case of most, if not all, applicants. So is the fact that if a 150 is your best possible score, you should strongly reconsider your choice to attend law school.