167 - retake?

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handlesthetruth
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167 - retake?

Postby handlesthetruth » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:28 pm

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Re: 168 -- retake?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:30 pm

A score of 168 should get you at least $120,000 at Indiana.

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Re: 168 -- retake?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:34 pm

handlesthetruth wrote:Hey everyone,

I sat for the February LSAT and scored a 168. I am contemplating a retake and would love your input. Here is information that seems relevant to a decision:

PT average: My average on my last ten tests (which seem most relevant as I had finally started to fully grasp principles) was 170.5. My last three PTs were 175, 173, 175.

Goals: I want biglaw, but ideally it would be in a smaller big city - think Minn, Boston, indy, etc.

App stuff: 3.8ish GPA, assume pretty much zero softs (white male in UG, no work experience, lots of campus involvement)

Not too debt averse: no UG debt

I think I'd liketo be somewhere in the Midwest for my career but I'm not sure where, and I wouldst mind getting away for three years to go to a great school that would let me come back with great prospects.

Michigan is my number one choice at the moment.

should I retake?

Also - a June retake might mean I take a lesser job (softs-wise) so that I can get plenty of study time)


My rule of thumb is if you think you can score 3+ points higher, than yes you should retake. Right now you have a shot at some T14 schools and money at some schools in the 15-30 range. A few points higher could mean being competitive for money in the T14. I think that is definitely worth studying as hard as possible starting right now for a June retake.

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Re: 168 -- retake?

Postby duckmoney » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:37 pm

If you Ed to Michigan you will probably get in.

That said, you will greatly improve your chances at both mich and other schools If you score a few points higher. If you feel like you underperformed and can do better, I would retake.

Personally I scored very close to you on the feb. LSAT last year. That was about my pt average and I didnt think I would do any better if a retook. I have mixed feelings about not retaking, mostly because of lack of scholarship money, but ive had a very successful cycle. Granted by gpa is very high.

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Re: 168 -- retake?

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:42 pm

Yes, given that you were PT'ing considerably higher than what you scored I think retake is the best answer. Kind of wondering if this thread is even really on TLS because no one said you should def retake already.

As was mentioned, you prob will have some good options already, but if you can hit the 175 or so that you have hit in PTs you will be looking at an entirely different admissions scenario (such as full-schollys at schools you would have been paying sticker at IMO).

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Postby handlesthetruth » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:03 pm

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Re: 168 -- retake?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:10 pm

handlesthetruth wrote:Thanks for the input guys...

I understand I would likely get a lot of money at some T25 schools with 3.8 and 168. Would a retake and a lower score put this in jeopardy?


It might hurt your chances at the lower T14, but I doubt it will have an effect on most schools in the T25 range.

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Re: 168 -- retake?

Postby SLS_AMG » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:07 pm

I don't know why it would hurt you anywhere other than YHS and maybe CCN. It seems pretty well known that GULC, Cornell, etc. will take your highest LSAT since that's what they report.




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