Have I hit my celing?

Dream Machine
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Have I hit my celing?

Postby Dream Machine » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:07 pm

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby in2win » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:09 pm

i think just about everyone will tell you take a year off and retake, especially since your working full time

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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby gaud » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:10 pm

If you worked for a year while studying you can certainly score higher than 162. My diagnostic was a 148 and the first time I took the test I scored 159.

I took a year off and received a 164.. and then a 170.

The gains will be worth it IMO (larger scholarships and/or better school options).

You can do it!

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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby Mr.Binks » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:41 pm

gaud wrote:If you worked for a year while studying you can certainly score higher than 162. My diagnostic was a 148 and the first time I took the test I scored 159.

I took a year off and received a 164.. and then a 170.

The gains will be worth it IMO (larger scholarships and/or better school options).

You can do it!


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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby 20130312 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:46 pm

Dream Machine wrote:Have I hit my ceiling?


Didn't read, but yes.

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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby odoylerulez » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:51 pm

Yeah, you hit your ceiling. Apply Cooley Bro

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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby kaiser » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:52 pm

Is this going to become another thread about pie?

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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby 20130312 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:54 pm

kaiser wrote:Is this going to become another thread about pie?


Not pie. Cobbler.

Here is peach:

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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby traehekat » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:56 pm

Dream Machine wrote:I have gotten into some of my target schools; however, given the state of the legal job market, would it make sense to not enroll work for a year while studying for the LSAT?


Not only does it make sense, but it is the only rational option.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=179084

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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby Dream Machine » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:00 pm

F*** this. I'm joining the circus.

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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby seancris » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:28 pm

It would probably make sense. Don't see too much downside. Right now your best option is probably to go to Florida at sticker, which is going to be a lot of debt to go to a mediocre school in a poor market. Donno what your GPA is, but florida gives out scholarships like candy to 165+'s. A small improvement would get you at least 30k from Florida, plus whatever savings you accumulate in that time. Paying that 30k back in loans over time could be 50k or more after interest... which, tbh, is likely more than you will make in your first year after graduating from UF.

So it makes perfect sense to keep pushing. I was auto-admit to Florida with a 163 and 4.0, but I'm looking at taking the year off and retaking too. It seems like the wise thing to do.
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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby dailygrind » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:04 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
kaiser wrote:Is this going to become another thread about pie?


Not pie. Cobbler.

Here is peach:

Image


ಠ_ಠ

c'mon folks, let's stay focused.

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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby kaiser » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:06 pm

dailygrind wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
kaiser wrote:Is this going to become another thread about pie?


Not pie. Cobbler.

Here is peach:

Image


ಠ_ಠ

c'mon folks, let's stay focused.


I know, right? We're trying to have a discussion about pie (and cobbler), and we keep getting these distractions about LSAT ceilings

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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby Jeffort » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:56 am

Dream Machine wrote:I have gotten into some of my target schools; however, given the state of the legal job market, would it make sense to not enroll work for a year while studying for the LSAT?


Since you have been accepted to some of your target law schools, therefore accomplishing your goal, I don't understand why you are asking the question.

You can enroll and start law school in the fall at one of your target schools and get going with earning a J.D. rather than lingering in preparing for the LSAT mode for another year.

Depending on the policies of the schools you have been accepted to (somebody mentioned Florida in the thread, but IDK your target schools because you didn't mention any and I haven't read your posts in other threads), some schools let you enroll and then defer when you start 1L for a year. If you want to or need to take another year to make $$ to build up savings or to travel or whatever, you might want to determine if that is an option with the schools that have accepted you. Plus, if it is an option, you can still prep more and take the LSAT again if you feel like it, but I just don't see why you would since you already hit your targets and accomplished your goal.

Full time Law school programs take three years to earn the degree, who knows what the condition of the legal employment market and economy will be in 2015. Many things can and will change between now and then.

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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby seancris » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:13 pm

Jeffort wrote:
Dream Machine wrote:I have gotten into some of my target schools; however, given the state of the legal job market, would it make sense to not enroll work for a year while studying for the LSAT?


Since you have been accepted to some of your target law schools, therefore accomplishing your goal, I don't understand why you are asking the question.


Getting into a T1 target school < getting a hefty scholarship at a T1 target school < getting into a T14 < getting a scholarship to a T14.

Retaking could help him go from where he is now to a much more favorable position, even if his current position is percieved as favorable.

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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby spleenworship » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:19 pm

Put down deposit. Retake in June. Determine if you have gone higher and if so reapply next year or negotiate for more $$$. If lower/same, matriculate.

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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby Jeffort » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:35 pm

seancris wrote:Retaking could help him go from where he is now to a much more favorable position, even if his current position is percieved as favorable.


That is true, which is why I described the options since we don't know all the facts of the OPs situation. Maybe he posted the list of schools somewhere else, but it isn't in his user profile info or stated in this thread.

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Re: Have I hit my celing?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:38 pm

Jeffort wrote:Full time Law school programs take three years to earn the degree, who knows what the condition of the legal employment market and economy will be in 2015. Many things can and will change between now and then.


So true. Which is why gunning for the highest possible LSAT and putting yourself in the best possible position before you start law school is the way to go.




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