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In light of new information, shoud I postpone?

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:20 pm
by RobertGolddust
Here's the deal. I just recently found out some of my transfer credits are totally jack-hammered upside down. My senior year will at best be 18 credits each semester with the constant hassle of fighting with the pesky registrar's office. This year will be the most difficult year of my academic life.

As far as the LSAT, I am also ice fishing on the thinnest of ice. I spent all summer prepping and have just started seeing improvement. I have taken 4 PT's and my most recent score was a 161 but I had seen a few of the RC passages before, so its not really indicative of my score. My goal is the mid 160's as the floor, and the 170's as my most vivid of vivid dreams.

The question is should I postpone it till after I graduate or should I go through with it? I am perfectly content with a top regional school, ASU/U of A. I am 23 years old and will be 24 when I graduate, thus I will be 28 when I get out of law school if I push back, which is my biggest concern about postponing. My GPA would be a 3.3 if I applied this cycle, but if I apply next cycle it will reach that 3.5 threshold. I have gone through all of PS's online material/drilled a few cambride packets/ took PT's. My gut tells me it would be wise to push back even if I do plan to go to ASU/U of A, given that another summer of prep might make a huge difference, (scholarships, T-14 becomes feasible, ect.)

Re: In light of new information, shoud I postpone?

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:37 pm
by lastsamurai
The idea of being 27 or 28 and just starting my career is a bit frightening to me as well, but looking at the bigger picture, does the one year difference really matter? Probably not. Besides, you can take the extra year to potentially do something really cool. I'd say postpone, but that's just my two cents. Good luck!

Re: In light of new information, shoud I postpone?

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:07 pm
by RobertGolddust
Thanks LSAT samurai, now I remember why I reach out to strangers about major life decisions.

Re: In light of new information, shoud I postpone?

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:20 pm
by bp shinners
RobertGolddust wrote:This year will be the most difficult year of my academic life.

if I apply next cycle it will reach that 3.5 threshold.


There's your answer. The difference between 27 and 28 really isn't that big of a deal. The difference of having adequate prep time and a 3.5 GPA is.

Re: In light of new information, shoud I postpone?

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:33 pm
by RobertGolddust
Thanks bp, seems like the right move.

Re: In light of new information, shoud I postpone?

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:35 pm
by wtrc
Agreed with above... And aim higher than 160's! No rush, I'm on my second year off of undergrad/ working ft now and so happy with the decision.

Re: In light of new information, shoud I postpone?

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:14 pm
by RobertGolddust
Thanks for the feedback coins, love the avatar-Bee-ya!

Re: In light of new information, shoud I postpone?

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:21 pm
by Clyde Frog
RobertGolddust wrote:Here's the deal. I just recently found out some of my transfer credits are totally jack-hammered upside down. My senior year will at best be 18 credits each semester with the constant hassle of fighting with the pesky registrar's office. This year will be the most difficult year of my academic life.

As far as the LSAT, I am also ice fishing on the thinnest of ice. I spent all summer prepping and have just started seeing improvement. I have taken 4 PT's and my most recent score was a 161 but I had seen a few of the RC passages before, so its not really indicative of my score. My goal is the mid 160's as the floor, and the 170's as my most vivid of vivid dreams.

The question is should I postpone it till after I graduate or should I go through with it? I am perfectly content with a top regional school, ASU/U of A. I am 23 years old and will be 24 when I graduate, thus I will be 28 when I get out of law school if I push back, which is my biggest concern about postponing. My GPA would be a 3.3 if I applied this cycle, but if I apply next cycle it will reach that 3.5 threshold. I have gone through all of PS's online material/drilled a few cambride packets/ took PT's. My gut tells me it would be wise to push back even if I do plan to go to ASU/U of A, given that another summer of prep might make a huge difference, (scholarships, T-14 becomes feasible, ect.)


Go to ASU. Went there for one semester, and it was awesome. Hot girls everywhere and Mill Street is always a good time.

Re: In light of new information, shoud I postpone?

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:29 pm
by Jeffort
Clyde Frog wrote:
RobertGolddust wrote:Here's the deal. I just recently found out some of my transfer credits are totally jack-hammered upside down. My senior year will at best be 18 credits each semester with the constant hassle of fighting with the pesky registrar's office. This year will be the most difficult year of my academic life.

As far as the LSAT, I am also ice fishing on the thinnest of ice. I spent all summer prepping and have just started seeing improvement. I have taken 4 PT's and my most recent score was a 161 but I had seen a few of the RC passages before, so its not really indicative of my score. My goal is the mid 160's as the floor, and the 170's as my most vivid of vivid dreams.

The question is should I postpone it till after I graduate or should I go through with it? I am perfectly content with a top regional school, ASU/U of A. I am 23 years old and will be 24 when I graduate, thus I will be 28 when I get out of law school if I push back, which is my biggest concern about postponing. My GPA would be a 3.3 if I applied this cycle, but if I apply next cycle it will reach that 3.5 threshold. I have gone through all of PS's online material/drilled a few cambride packets/ took PT's. My gut tells me it would be wise to push back even if I do plan to go to ASU/U of A, given that another summer of prep might make a huge difference, (scholarships, T-14 becomes feasible, ect.)


Go to ASU. Went there for one semester, and it was awesome. Hot girls everywhere and Mill Street is always a good time.


Law students don't get to live the UG campus life if they want a chance at good LS grades :wink: , bad way to pick a LS.

PS: Read 1L by Scott Turow. You end up being a creepy looking dazed, confused and stressed out guy sitting on the grass weirdly staring off into space before end of first semester and won't even notice the UG hotties walking by. If you do, and they notice you, they will probably avoid you cuz you seem odd and suspicious and want to keep blabbing about contributory negligence and personal jurisdiction.

Re: In light of new information, shoud I postpone?

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:17 am
by Clyde Frog
Jeffort wrote:
Clyde Frog wrote:
RobertGolddust wrote:Here's the deal. I just recently found out some of my transfer credits are totally jack-hammered upside down. My senior year will at best be 18 credits each semester with the constant hassle of fighting with the pesky registrar's office. This year will be the most difficult year of my academic life.

As far as the LSAT, I am also ice fishing on the thinnest of ice. I spent all summer prepping and have just started seeing improvement. I have taken 4 PT's and my most recent score was a 161 but I had seen a few of the RC passages before, so its not really indicative of my score. My goal is the mid 160's as the floor, and the 170's as my most vivid of vivid dreams.

The question is should I postpone it till after I graduate or should I go through with it? I am perfectly content with a top regional school, ASU/U of A. I am 23 years old and will be 24 when I graduate, thus I will be 28 when I get out of law school if I push back, which is my biggest concern about postponing. My GPA would be a 3.3 if I applied this cycle, but if I apply next cycle it will reach that 3.5 threshold. I have gone through all of PS's online material/drilled a few cambride packets/ took PT's. My gut tells me it would be wise to push back even if I do plan to go to ASU/U of A, given that another summer of prep might make a huge difference, (scholarships, T-14 becomes feasible, ect.)


Go to ASU. Went there for one semester, and it was awesome. Hot girls everywhere and Mill Street is always a good time.


Law students don't get to live the UG campus life if they want a chance at good LS grades :wink: , bad way to pick a LS.

PS: Read 1L by Scott Turow. You end up being a creepy looking dazed, confused and stressed out guy sitting on the grass weirdly staring off into space before end of first semester and won't even notice the UG hotties walking by. If you do, and they notice you, they will probably avoid you cuz you seem odd and suspicious and want to keep blabbing about contributory negligence and personal jurisdiction.


Nvm I thought he meant ASU for undergrad.

Re: In light of new information, shoud I postpone?

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:57 pm
by RobertGolddust
Nvm I thought he meant ASU for undergrad.

Unless this is sarcasm, I have to imagine you struggle with the reading comp section of the LSAT.

Go to ASU. Went there for one semester, and it was awesome. Hot girls everywhere and Mill Street is always a good time.


You hit the nail right on the head with your take on mill. Mill is like a trip to the jungle, except instead of trees there is solid concrete, and instead of insects and beast of prey there are voluptuous woman and fat chicks. And every time I go to mill I feel my IQ drops a couple points. Totally worth it to run around the desert like a madman and chase tail.

Re: In light of new information, shoud I postpone?

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:27 pm
by bp shinners
Jeffort wrote:Law students don't get to live the UG campus life if they want a chance at good LS grades :wink: , bad way to pick a LS.

PS: Read 1L by Scott Turow. You end up being a creepy looking dazed, confused and stressed out guy sitting on the grass weirdly staring off into space before end of first semester and won't even notice the UG hotties walking by. If you do, and they notice you, they will probably avoid you cuz you seem odd and suspicious and want to keep blabbing about contributory negligence and personal jurisdiction.


While my law school experience might have been different than most, I found that the people who approached law school like Scott Turow in 1L didn't do nearly as well as the people who got their work done and then went out and had fun on the weekends. They were too stressed out to perform well on finals.