159 3.75 from religious school

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159 3.75 from religious school

Postby swill21 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:51 am

Those are my grades. Currently in Baltimore. Do I have a chance at U Maryland? Do I have better options nationwide? I'm relatively open to going anywhere (except Ohio), but I would prefer staying near East Coast.

Also curious if not going to mainstream undergrad school will hurt my chances by a lot.

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: 159 3.75 from religious school

Postby Kafka » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:16 am

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Re: 159 3.75 from religious school

Postby romothesavior » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:27 am

I mean, as long as it isn't a joke of an institution, my inclination is to say it won't hurt you at all.

And retake, for the love of god (pun intended).

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Re: 159 3.75 from religious school

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:42 am

Great gpa, you really should retake unless you feel that you really can't get higher.

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Re: 159 3.75 from religious school

Postby MoS » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:55 am

You have options all over the place, it would be best for you to narrow down a region or two with your numbers. And I am with you screw Ohio. Hardly anything good comes out of that hell hole.

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Re: 159 3.75 from religious school

Postby swill21 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:54 am

The 159 was my second test, my first was a cancellation. I freakin hate that test, for some reason I'm not good with it eventhough I've always been a good student, so I really don't want to retake.

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Re: 159 3.75 from religious school

Postby Veyron » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:37 am

swill21 wrote:The 159 was my second test, my first was a cancellation. I freakin hate that test, for some reason I'm not good with it eventhough I've always been a good student, so I really don't want to retake.


Yes, but with that LSAT score, you may not be a good fit for law school.

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Re: 159 3.75 from religious school

Postby GoBroncos22! » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:47 am

Veyron wrote:
swill21 wrote:The 159 was my second test, my first was a cancellation. I freakin hate that test, for some reason I'm not good with it eventhough I've always been a good student, so I really don't want to retake.


Yes, but with that LSAT score, you may not be a good fit for law school.


I disagree. As the OP mentioned and I certainly agree, people just have limits on this test. I could only manage a 160. Now a 159 and a 160 are not the best scores obviously, but they also are not the worst. A score like that can get you in somewhere though, just not a school that will carry real well across the nation. As for U of maryland, according to LSN your lsat is at their 25% mark so it will be a big reach

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Re: 159 3.75 from religious school

Postby Veyron » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:55 am

GoBroncos22! wrote:
Veyron wrote:
swill21 wrote:The 159 was my second test, my first was a cancellation. I freakin hate that test, for some reason I'm not good with it eventhough I've always been a good student, so I really don't want to retake.


Yes, but with that LSAT score, you may not be a good fit for law school.


I disagree. As the OP mentioned and I certainly agree, people just have limits on this test. I could only manage a 160. Now a 159 and a 160 are not the best scores obviously, but they also are not the worst. A score like that can get you in somewhere though, just not a school that will carry real well across the nation. As for U of maryland, according to LSN your lsat is at their 25% mark so it will be a big reach


Yes, people have limits. I'm not six foot four, I need to accept that I will never play in the NBA. There is much more talent in the legal profession than jobs. Only those with the higest aptitude should be entering the profession at this time. The people for whoom going to a school like Maryland is worth it either have high LSAT scores and a full ride or a legal job/clients for a solo practice lined up as a 0L.

P.S. Don't think the school hurts you at all.

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Re: 159 3.75 from religious school

Postby swill21 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:07 pm

How about U of maryland part time?

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Re: 159 3.75 from religious school

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:54 pm

Veyron wrote:
GoBroncos22! wrote:
Veyron wrote:
swill21 wrote:The 159 was my second test, my first was a cancellation. I freakin hate that test, for some reason I'm not good with it eventhough I've always been a good student, so I really don't want to retake.


Yes, but with that LSAT score, you may not be a good fit for law school.


I disagree. As the OP mentioned and I certainly agree, people just have limits on this test. I could only manage a 160. Now a 159 and a 160 are not the best scores obviously, but they also are not the worst. A score like that can get you in somewhere though, just not a school that will carry real well across the nation. As for U of maryland, according to LSN your lsat is at their 25% mark so it will be a big reach


Yes, people have limits. I'm not six foot four, I need to accept that I will never play in the NBA. There is much more talent in the legal profession than jobs. Only those with the higest aptitude should be entering the profession at this time. The people for whoom going to a school like Maryland is worth it either have high LSAT scores and a full ride or a legal job/clients for a solo practice lined up as a 0L.

P.S. Don't think the school hurts you at all.


You do realize that the LSAT has an exceedingly limited correlation to success in law school, yeah?

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Re: 159 3.75 from religious school

Postby romothesavior » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:39 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:You do realize that the LSAT has an exceedingly limited correlation to success in law school, yeah?


Although this is definitely true, your LSAT also has a REALLY strong correlation to what school you get into, which has a REALLY strong correlation with job prospects. So it matters.

OP, I know it sucks... the LSAT is brutal. But this test is the most important test of your life, and a 159 just won't get to into a school with solid job prospects. Consider taking a class or something, that's what I did and I thought it helped. Arrow's guide on TLS is also a great resource.

Just think of it this way: if you aren't willing to put in the time to study for the LSAT now, how will you be able to put in the time to finish well in law school.

Good luck!




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