NYStateofMind1979 wrote:rondemarino wrote:NYStateofMind1979 wrote:I'm glad to see that I am not the only one in this situation. After many years off from earning a BA and an MA and teaching for 7 years, I decided on a whim to finally fufill my dream of going to law school. So, I guess you'd conider me a non-traditional applicant and I qualify as an URM. I have a 3.8 GPA undergrad, 4.0 GPA graduate, but a 152 LSAT. That was me going in cold, as I have no money for a prep course and sadly my time is kind of limited to due to my current job. I'm sure I'll get into the T4s in my area, but are there any Top 100s that I should consider?
Given huge disparity in long run outcomes between T4s and much better schools, you are making a terrible mistake by going to law school after only taking the LSAT cold. A few years after graduation, you are really going to regret that you only had limited time in 2009 to prepare for the LSAT. Don't waste the stellar GPA.
Do you think that I can possibly overcome the low LSAT and prep in time for December? My issue with September is that a) I was rattled by the poorly organized test center and b) I never finished each section as I ran out of time.
I have no idea. My point is that blowing $100k on an education where you didn't prepare for the single most important part of your application would be a tragedy. I'm not the best person for test prep advice. Took me a couple of tries to get my desired score.