What if...

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seancris
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What if...

Postby seancris » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:46 pm

Hey everyone,

Just trying to pass the time and start planning out the "what if" senarios that come with various possible scores for the June test.

I've got a 4.0, and my goal score for June was 162. I'm wanting to get in to University of Florida Law for Fall 2012. I believe median at UF Law is 3.67/162.

Law school predictor says I'm auto-admit with a 4.0/160... but I'm skeptical since 160 is bottom 25% for admitted students. It just seems like someone who's bottom 25% shouldn't be auto-admit.

For June I'm expecting anywhere from 159-163. I'm not cancelling as this is within my range and I can simply retake in October.

I was only able to study for one month. I got a 170 on PT 58 two days before the June Exam and had scored in the 170s previously. I generally hovered around 165 on PTs, but the LGs and RC just didn't go my way and I never got to use any of the powerscore bibles or anything.

If I don't break 160, I'm definitely retaking in October. But, what would you recommend I do in case of a 160 or 161 score in June? Re-take and try to get scholarship $? Also, do you think I should trust law school predictor that I would be auto-admit at UF Law with a 4/160?

Thanks for any input.

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Re: What if...

Postby zozin » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:51 pm

If you have practiced substantially above what you get, the answer is always retake. Why UF? With a 4.0 and a LSAT above 165 you could get into T14.

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Re: What if...

Postby incompetentia » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:53 pm

zozin wrote:If you have practiced substantially above what you get, the answer is always retake. Why UF? With a 4.0 and a LSAT above 165 you could get into T14.

Not only this, but you've also said that you've had very little preparation compared to what we would normally consider to be adequate around here.

I think there's zero downside to studying fully and taking again in October. 4.0/171 is already H territory, and you clearly have the ability to score that high.

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Re: What if...

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:55 pm

You have a good GPA. Looking at LSN (http://florida.lawschoolnumbers.com/sta ... Cycle=1011), non-URM 158/159's with your GPA get in.

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Re: What if...

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:56 pm

incompetentia wrote:
zozin wrote:If you have practiced substantially above what you get, the answer is always retake. Why UF? With a 4.0 and a LSAT above 165 you could get into T14.

Not only this, but you've also said that you've had very little preparation compared to what we would normally consider to be adequate around here.

I think there's zero downside to studying fully and taking again in October. 4.0/171 is already H territory, and you clearly have the ability to score that high.


+1 to all of this, but I would like to add that while 4.0/165 has a chance at T14 it is pretty slim.

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Re: What if...

Postby Audio Technica Guy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:59 pm

bk1 wrote:
incompetentia wrote:
zozin wrote:If you have practiced substantially above what you get, the answer is always retake. Why UF? With a 4.0 and a LSAT above 165 you could get into T14.

Not only this, but you've also said that you've had very little preparation compared to what we would normally consider to be adequate around here.

I think there's zero downside to studying fully and taking again in October. 4.0/171 is already H territory, and you clearly have the ability to score that high.


+1 to all of this, but I would like to add that while 4.0/165 has a chance at T14 it is pretty slim.


Depends, if you plaster the T14 with those numbers you'll get in off the waitlist somewhere. Some school is going to be at a point where their 25% LSAT number won't be hurt by the 165, but could raise their 75% GPA number at the very end and will let the guy in with a 165.




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