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Re: 3.75/158

Postby drdolittle » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:47 pm

Easy answer, but I'd start here, since for you it'll mainly be a numbers game:

http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/?page_id=11

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Re: 3.75/158

Postby northwood » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:51 pm

is lawschoolpredictor or lawschoolnumbers a better site to offer?

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Re: 3.75/158

Postby drdolittle » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:00 am

northwood wrote:is lawschoolpredictor or lawschoolnumbers a better site to offer?


Not sure if there's a consensus on this. I'd think the more info the better. I mainly used 'predictor and it was reasonably accurate. I think either one offers a good first pass to get an idea, though I wouldn't rely on any predictor program fully in the end.

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Re: 3.75/158

Postby Ginj » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:14 am

hadisious wrote:Hey guys, any advice is much appreciated, here are my stats:
LSAT: 155(june), 158(oct)
LSAC GPA: 3.75 (4.0 degree GPA) (poly sci major, english minor)
Public University, not a huge/prestigious school
4+ years of WE
I worked at the same place from senior year of HS (work release) through college. IT Administrator, not just a throw away job.
I feel like I have really strong softs. My PS touches on growing up as a Jew in the south. I have a great LOR from my employer, as well as two from close professors at my university.

I realize the general response if going to be: retake. Which is probably what I should do. I never put the time or effort into the LSAT I should have. I have only probably taken 8 practice tests in all. I believe with much study I could raise my score. I just didn't realize until TLS, how much LSAT is actually weighed. TLS should be a requirement for those in prelaw!

My problem: I am graduating in May and I don't want to take a year off. With school and work, I don't think I can prepare properly for the February LSAT, much less the December. Should I really put my apps off until next cycle?

Schools I hope to go to:
George Washington (unrealistic at this point)
Colorado Boulder (top choice)
UC-Davis
UC-Hastings
Cardozo
U of Wisconsin
Tulane
Chicago-Kent
UNC-Chapel Hill
Santa Clara (sort of)

THANKS!


My understanding is that UNC is hard to break into with weaker numbers (your LSAT) if you're not an NC resident. CU Boulder is also a stickler for LSATs, and yours seems a bit low for them.

To be honest, I recommend everyone take at least a year off after undergrad. It'll give you some perspective and motivation to excel in law school. It will also give you enough time to study and annihilate the LSAT, most likely granting you admission to your top choice plus some money. In addition, with your gpa and a 165+, your options will open up considerably.

Just my two cents.

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Re: 3.75/158

Postby kazu » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:31 am

You do not have really strong softs.

Take a year off and retake.

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Postby Ginj » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:01 am

hadisious wrote:Thanks for the feedback. I am seriously considering taking a year off. Would you recommend not applying at all this cycle? or since I am already basically ready to go, should I see what happens?


I mean, if you want to spend the money on an unlikely chance of favorable return, go for it and see what happens. But keep in mind that your options will be so much better with a higher LSAT. If I were you, I'd save the money and wait until next cycle.

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Re: 3.75/158

Postby Ginj » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:05 am

hasidious wrote:Care to elaborate as to why you don't think I have really strong softs?

Working full time through college, President of Poly Sci honor society, independent research, three strong LoR, and a well written PS.


They aren't strong softs because most people (on TLS, anyway) have softs similar to these. They're average softs.

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Re: 3.75/158

Postby Ginj » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:12 am

hadisious wrote:I suppose you're right. Ugh, I've already got all my LoR ready and everything. I'm guessing basically everything has to be redone if I plan to wait until next cycle.


Nah. A year old LOR will be fine. In my experience, most schools just want them dated within 2-3 years. The only thing that needs to be redone is your LSAT. And, you know, have another transcript submitted after you've graduated.

I'm telling you, man...I know waiting sucks (I'm waiting until next cycle as well), but it will be soooooo worth it. Get your LSAT in June, apply super early, and make bank.

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