lobeca wrote:I don't particularly care for teaching. In many districts you are really advocating for the school districts piggy bank not any kids. Plus when you say advocate the schools jumps when you say jump because they never win.
Not concerned about how I would preform at wustl. I'm slightly offended that you think I would be less than successful there. I'm phi beta kappa had a 4.0 in my major and a 3.96 in grad school while working full time. I think my score reflects studying for the test while being in the teaching program from haedes, grad school, a stessful work environment and being cheated on two days before the test. But maybe, all that will happen while in law school. Who knows? Do you know of others that have been accepted below the mean that have bombed 1L due to thier low LSAT score. Thank you for your concern. I appreciate your advice everyone. This is not sarcasm I really want to know if people are really underpreforming because they were accepted below the median.
Also urm + debt= renting until it gets paid off. Jk kinda...
You are clearly a high performer...and it is possible you will do well at WUSTL. I do not think that you will be at the top of your class, but that is b/c WUSTL lets in a full 25% of their class w/ LSATs that are very, very different than yours, and those people are (whether you, I, or anyone else like it or not) very likely to do well in law school.
I will say (as a 1L) that law school requires a particular brand/method of thinking/analysis, which the LSAT is designed to assess. There is a reason that schools require us to take it, and if you went over the test-taking limit in 2 years, and still only managed a 153, that might suggest that you're very successful in other areas of cognitive ability, but have less aptitude in the areas that good lawyering (and law-schooling) requires.
I am not saying high LSATs equal success in law school, and WUSTL let you in, so they see something in you (clearly)...but success in law school comes naturally to very few, comes w/ very hard work to a few others, and most of those ppl have LSATs that are close to their schools' IQR's. In your case, it's extremely likely you'll have the lowest LSAT in your WUSTL class, so just bear in mind that if you want your degree to travel (for PI, biglaw, or anything else) outside the midwest (which was not listed on your preferred destinations in your first post), you will have do decently at WUSTL. Best of luck.