International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

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International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby Tajik » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:07 pm

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby Teoeo » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:14 pm

I would say that law school is not the best career choice unless you can bring your LSAT up.

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby motiontodismiss » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:27 pm

Retake and profit.

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby Tajik » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:43 pm

I think universities have diff. standards for non native speakers, so 150 would be considered more like 155, because of the language barrier.
If I retake the test, it will be my third time, would this look bad on my application?
Would the December test be late of the 2011 admissions?
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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby bk1 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:46 pm

Tajik wrote:If I retake the test, it will be my third time, would this look bad on my application?
Would the December test be late of the 2011 admissions?


A 150 looks far worse than retaking a 3rd or even 4th time. If you need extra time to study just hold off a year on applying.

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:50 pm

If 150 is the best you can do, don't go to law school. The U.S. gov't needs translators both in Tajikistan and Afghanistan and the pay is pretty good too. A degree from a law school that'd take you with a 150 won't be worth much, if anything at all.

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby Tajik » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:58 pm

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby kalvano » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:09 pm

With a 3.5 and a 150, you are shut out of the T50, probably the T100.

Life's tough. Go do something else. The translator idea is a good one.

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby Tajik » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:28 pm

[quote="kalvano"]With a 3.5 and a 150, you are shut out of the T50, probably the T00
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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby Teoeo » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:32 pm

Tajik wrote:Hattori,
I met with UofA (ranked 37th) admissions center to ask about their average int. student lsat scores. They said that it was in 140's and 150 was high for them... this gave me some hope for admissions to a better schoool...


I find that hard to believe o_O

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby kalvano » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:17 pm

Tajik wrote:I want to work with human rights (esp. women's rights) in the Central Asian Countries. Law school would help me achieve more on that...



No law school you will be able to attend will help in any way with that goal whatsoever.

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:09 pm

Tajik wrote:Hattori,
I met with UofA (ranked 37th) admissions center to ask about their average int. student lsat scores. They said that it was in 140's and 150 was high for them... this gave me some hope for admissions to a better schoool...


This is simply not true. There must have been a misunderstanding.
To give you an idea, the median LSAT and GPA at the William Mitchel College of Law which is currently the lowest ranked law school by USNWR (100th) are 156 and 3.4 respectively. With 150/3.5 you will probably not even get in there.

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby Grizz » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:11 pm

kalvano wrote:
Tajik wrote:I want to work with human rights (esp. women's rights) in the Central Asian Countries. Law school would help me achieve more on that...



No law school you will be able to attend will help in any way with that goal whatsoever.

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby Tajik » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:36 pm

kalvano wrote:
Tajik wrote:I want to work with human rights (esp. women's rights) in the Central Asian Countries. Law school would help me achieve more on that...



No law school you will be able to attend will help in any way with that goal whatsoever.


\Well I didn't ask for advice of whether to go to law school or not, I have determined that long time ago for myself. I don't even know my final LSAT score yet, but I was looking at the bad case scenario of 150. I will certainly say that lsat score does not have anything to do with my ability to be a lawyer, esp. for foreigners. I dare you to take an lsat in a foreign language and see how you do.

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:55 pm

Tajik wrote:\Well I didn't ask for advice of whether to go to law school or not, I have determined that long time ago for myself. I don't even know my final LSAT score yet, but I was looking at the bad case scenario of 150. I will certainly say that lsat score does not have anything to do with my ability to be a lawyer, esp. for foreigners. I dare you to take an lsat in a foreign language and see how you do.


You really should do some more research about the legal field. Your ignorance is painful to read.

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:02 pm

bk1 wrote:
Tajik wrote:\Well I didn't ask for advice of whether to go to law school or not, I have determined that long time ago for myself. I don't even know my final LSAT score yet, but I was looking at the bad case scenario of 150. I will certainly say that lsat score does not have anything to do with my ability to be a lawyer, esp. for foreigners. I dare you to take an lsat in a foreign language and see how you do.


You really should do some more research about the legal field. Your ignorance is painful to read.


+1. And no need to dare anyone. My first language is not English either but I scored 177 so what's your point?

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby kalvano » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:01 pm

Tajik wrote:\Well I didn't ask for advice of whether to go to law school or not, I have determined that long time ago for myself. I don't even know my final LSAT score yet, but I was looking at the bad case scenario of 150. I will certainly say that lsat score does not have anything to do with my ability to be a lawyer, esp. for foreigners. I dare you to take an lsat in a foreign language and see how you do.


Actually, LSAT has a lot to do with being a lawyer.

And why would I take the LSAT in a foreign language? I'm not trying to work in another country. You, however, are. And your mastery of the English language will directly relate to how you do as a lawyer, since the outcome of a case can hinge entirely on your understanding or interpretation of a single word.

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Re: International Student (3.5 GPA & 150 LSAT)

Postby Tajik » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:33 pm

kalvano wrote:
Tajik wrote:\Well I didn't ask for advice of whether to go to law school or not, I have determined that long time ago for myself. I don't even know my final LSAT score yet, but I was looking at the bad case scenario of 150. I will certainly say that lsat score does not have anything to do with my ability to be a lawyer, esp. for foreigners. I dare you to take an lsat in a foreign language and see how you do.


Actually, LSAT has a lot to do with being a lawyer.

And why would I take the LSAT in a foreign language? I'm not trying to work in another country. You, however, are. And your mastery of the English language will directly relate to how you do as a lawyer, since the outcome of a case can hinge entirely on your understanding or interpretation of a single word.


trueee...




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