Prepping with a full time job?

gobosox
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Prepping with a full time job?

Postby gobosox » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:39 pm

Hi all,

I have a full time job and want to go to law school in a few years. I want to get into a T14 school, and to do that, I need a score in the 170s for the LSAT. Wondering if prepping for 16 months is too much and if I'll run out of material. My job keeps me pretty busy, which is why I feel I should start so early-- I don't want to be screwed as the time approaches to take the test. Thoughts? Am I crazy for thinking this far in advance???

Also, if I want to take a course, should I take it at the START of my long, slow, studying march, or at another time?

Hopefully all the knowledge in this forum can help me out!

BlueDiamond
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Re: Prepping with a full time job?

Postby BlueDiamond » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:44 pm

16 months is way too long.. use 3-4 with a full time job maybe 4-6 if you have less time.. play some sudoku, read the economist, get work experience, try and find some softs

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Re: Prepping with a full time job?

Postby bmili » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:48 pm

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gobosox
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Re: Prepping with a full time job?

Postby gobosox » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:12 am

Thanks for the quick responses-- I guess I should clarify-- I HAVE 16 months till I'd want to take the exam, and wanted to know how much of that I should put into studying. Some threads said that spending 20 hours a week for 4 months is good... I just don't think I have the time to do that. Other posters said they studied for over a year.

bmili
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Re: Prepping with a full time job?

Postby bmili » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:20 am

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czelede
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Re: Prepping with a full time job?

Postby czelede » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:24 pm

This kind of depends a lot on your diagnostic.

But either way, 16 months is going to overkill.

ArghItsBlarg
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Re: Prepping with a full time job?

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:53 pm

I work and worked full time. Started studying in June, first with the Princeton Review book which I got from the library, then on to the Bibles and PTs. I studied on my commute, usually an hour in mornings and evenings, and occasionally a bit at work (with my bosses' blessings) when I had downtime. After about a month I started working in PT's, older ones at first, maybe once every two weeks. Once I got done with the bibles I started doing PT sections on my commute, and would come in extra early a day a week to start at 8:00 and do a 3-section mini-PT.

I probably did around 35 PTs, in whole or in part. Ended up taking the October LSAT 8 days after my daughter was born. I got a 173.




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