Should I retake the LSAT in June?

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cevaugha
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Should I retake the LSAT in June?

Postby cevaugha » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:51 pm

Hi Everyone! I am a heavy splitter 3.94/154

Here is a rundown of my cycle

Accepted:
Charlotte
North Carolina Central
Elon (put down a deposit)
Savannah
Appalachian
Charleston

Waitlisted:
William and Mary
Washington and Lee
Richmond (1st choice)
American
George Mason

Not heard from: District of Columbia

Rejected: Wake

My question is do you think retaking the LSAT in June would help me get off of these waitlists? In all my practice tests I scored around a 160 but the night before the test my area had a huge storm that knocked out all the power and I just wasn't with it on the day of the test. Is it worth the money to retake and could a higher score get me into one of the schools I am waitlisted at?


also I should mention I have really good softs like an internship with VA Senator Jim Webb

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Mr. Somebody
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Re: Should I retake the LSAT in June?

Postby Mr. Somebody » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:54 pm

Yes, retake. But don't go to any of those schools you're waitlisted at. Scored in the low to mid 160's and you can go to a much better school. Please don't go to Elon unless you have a job lined up after graduation

JasonR
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Re: Should I retake the LSAT in June?

Postby JasonR » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:56 pm

Wrong forum, but God yes, retake or don't go to law school.

You have a great GPA. All of the schools you're in at are horrible, and none of the ones you're WL'd at would be worth attending without a full ride or damn close. Don't go anywhere this year. Retake and reapply. Don't flush that GPA down the toilet.

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Re: Should I retake the LSAT in June?

Postby Mandi » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:04 pm

I am in the same boat but instead of having a problem with power going out I have a standardized testing phoia that made me bomb the LSAT. I have a 3.9 GPA and a 152 LSAT. I was accepted to a couple schools in the Baltimore/DC area but none of them are really good schools. I was waitlisted at several of the same schools. I thought about retaking but I am scared I will bomb it again. I was practice testing in the high 160's and ended up with a 152 which was lower than the 1st LSAT practice test I took without even studying. I feel like I am settling to go to a low ranked school when I should be able to get into many different schools with money but I do not want to wait any longer to start school. I was thinking about retaking in June but I am not sure it would make a difference at this point since I want to go to school in the fall.

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Mr. Somebody
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Re: Should I retake the LSAT in June?

Postby Mr. Somebody » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:05 pm

Mandi wrote:I am in the same boat but instead of having a problem with power going out I have a standardized testing phoia that made me bomb the LSAT. I have a 3.9 GPA and a 152 LSAT. I was accepted to a couple schools in the Baltimore/DC area but none of them are really good schools. I was waitlisted at several of the same schools. I thought about retaking but I am scared I will bomb it again. I was practice testing in the high 160's and ended up with a 152 which was lower than the 1st LSAT practice test I took without even studying. I feel like I am settling to go to a low ranked school when I should be able to get into many different schools with money but I do not want to wait any longer to start school. I was thinking about retaking in June but I am not sure it would make a difference at this point since I want to go to school in the fall.


It may not make a difference if you want to go to school in the fall but PLEASE don't waste these GPA's on toilet schools. You have a 90-95% chance of regretting it three years down the line and winding up in shitlaw.

cevaugha
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Re: Should I retake the LSAT in June?

Postby cevaugha » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:08 pm

JasonR wrote:Wrong forum, but God yes, retake or don't go to law school.

You have a great GPA. All of the schools you're in at are horrible, and none of the ones you're WL'd at would be worth attending without a full ride or damn close. Don't go anywhere this year. Retake and reapply. Don't flush that GPA down the toilet.



Richmond is the only one I feel would be worth the money because my dad has friends in the area and I could easily get a job after graduating. I want to do public interest and my dad is friends with the VA director of the ACLU and seems to think he could get me in with them.

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Re: Should I retake the LSAT in June?

Postby JasonR » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:39 am

cevaugha wrote:
JasonR wrote:Wrong forum, but God yes, retake or don't go to law school.

You have a great GPA. All of the schools you're in at are horrible, and none of the ones you're WL'd at would be worth attending without a full ride or damn close. Don't go anywhere this year. Retake and reapply. Don't flush that GPA down the toilet.



Richmond is the only one I feel would be worth the money because my dad has friends in the area and I could easily get a job after graduating. I want to do public interest and my dad is friends with the VA director of the ACLU and seems to think he could get me in with them.


Can't say I agree, unless Richmond has some kind of amazing LRAP that I've never heard of. Which they don't. Unless your folks are footing the bill or something, $150K in debt at graduation (~$215K with interest, meaning payments of ~$1,800 per month or ~$21,500 per year for 10 years) means that out of the gate, PI is probably not even an option.




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