what kind of LSAT score do i need...

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cbq
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what kind of LSAT score do i need...

Postby cbq » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:31 pm

question is: what kind of lsat score (if any) will it take to go to iu-indy with the following background:

46 yrs old
purdue BS engineering technology (4.8/6.0)
stanford MS (3.0/4.0)
would like to apply to the part time program...

thanks for any constructive input...

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Re: what kind of LSAT score do i need...

Postby Lisa_I » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:30 pm

The higher the better

it also depends what school (ranking) do you want

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Re: what kind of LSAT score do i need...

Postby dissonance1848 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:33 pm

What would a 4.8/6 be on a 4.0 scale? Also, do you mean IU Bloomington, or Indiannapolis?

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Re: what kind of LSAT score do i need...

Postby cbq » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:40 pm

to both of the posters.... IU - Indy (indianapolis)...

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Re: what kind of LSAT score do i need...

Postby dissonance1848 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:23 pm

If you can pull a 160 and above, Indianapolis should be in the bag.

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Re: what kind of LSAT score do i need...

Postby cbq » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:32 pm

that's what i was thinking but needed a gut check.

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Re: what kind of LSAT score do i need...

Postby cbq » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:24 pm

one more thing. looks like my lsat score on the first try cold was 150.
with practice, how high is it likely to go?

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Re: what kind of LSAT score do i need...

Postby northwood » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:47 pm

depends on when you are planning on taking the actual lsat, and how much studying you have done and where your weaknesses are. LG is the easiest to improve on. LR can be improved, but it takes a lot of work. RC is the most difficult to imporve, but like the others, it can be done.

Its not uncommon for scores to jump 10-15 points, with a couple of months of effective studying ( focusing your attention solely on the topic at hand, and not distracting yourself by talking to others about random things, or listening to the tv/ computer in the background- etc)

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Re: what kind of LSAT score do i need...

Postby mst » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:35 am

I agree. Most people can improve 10 points but they need to take the time to prepare properly. A lot of folks decide in August or whatever that they want to go law school, and sign up for the October LSAT... not the right move. You need at least 3 months I believe of honest to god 10-15 hours of LSAT prep a week + 1 more month of non stop prep right before the test (A couple (3-5) full length practice tests a week under timed conditions). This can be fiddled around a bit... but just give yourself plenty of time to practice prior to the test.

If you were thinking of applying this cycle, you best study hard for the next 3 months, and cross your fingers a late January app won't hurt you. Otherwise, aim for taking the test next June and applying next Fall...




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