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lawschool12345
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what are my chances

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:04 am

what are my chances with a 3.65 upgs (honors as well) and a 158 lsat
ive taken the lsat twice and both times scored a 158, while scoring in the low 160s on pt's so since ive used 2 strategies i dont know if retaking will make a difference even if i do get a 160-1
thank you

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Re: what are my chances

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:19 am

You have a chance of receiving admission to a law school.

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Re: what are my chances

Postby glewz » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:06 am

lawschool12345 wrote:what are my chances with a 3.65 upgs (honors as well) and a 158 lsat
ive taken the lsat twice and both times scored a 158, while scoring in the low 160s on pt's so since ive used 2 strategies i dont know if retaking will make a difference even if i do get a 160-1
thank you



If you haven't devoted your life to the LSAT (and truly studied hard), then I'd recommend doing so & retaking. With those scores, you can try for rank 25-35

Edit: This is assuming that you have a strong application, letters of recs

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Re: what are my chances

Postby kkklick » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:33 am

It takes about 3-4 months of solid LSAT studying to get to the point where a 90%+ is your worst case scenario. I don't think you took the time to properly learn how to study for the LSAT. According to stats, given an individual's techniques and approach, they will score the same on an LSAT if they do not change their approach. The fac tthat you scored 158 twice leads me to believe that you simply retook using the same strategies that failed you the first time. If you used 2 different strategies, couldn't you tell that the 2nd one wasn't working much better than the first?

Retake, a 158 won't get you into the kind of school you would likely want to go to.

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Re: what are my chances

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:23 pm

i would consider retaking, but if i retake it would have to be in feb, and that score wouldnt be ready for the admission cycle anyway and i dont want to take a year off between law school and undergrad.

i have an strong app considering ive interned at the district attorneys, and i volunteer tutor and coach in the inner city, so hopefully that might help with my ugpa being somewhat decent

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Re: what are my chances

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:29 pm

el what schools would u recommend applying to?

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Re: what are my chances

Postby sophia.olive » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:34 pm

lawschool12345 wrote:el what schools would u recommend applying to?


university of powerscore

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Re: what are my chances

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:36 pm

Dude isn't this your second thread on this exact same question? I seem to remember answering this yesterday. What are you fishing for?

EDIT: maybe that's too harsh- you may be checking out some of the advice given to you in an earlier thread. Just an FYI though- I'm fairly sure TLS discourages starting separate threads on pretty much the same topic.

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Re: what are my chances

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:39 pm

yea its on two different boards, i am trying to get solid advice about where to apply, ive gotten a 3/4 scholarship from hofstra and ive applied to a few schools so i want to know where else i might apply trying to get an accurate scope of what oppurtunities i have

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Re: what are my chances

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:09 am

Don't go to hofstra unless it is a full scholarship (even then COL might make it not a good choice) or you have connection and a job set up on the way out

If you are an NJ resident, I'd apply to both Rutgers schools of law, but they are stingy---Seton Hall is generous BUT as far as I know, usually for LSAT scores

Chicago-Kent/Cincinnati might throw some money at you and seem to place relatively well, if you wanna leave the northeast

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Re: what are my chances

Postby lawschool12345 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:25 pm

any other schools you would recommend?

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Re: what are my chances

Postby NYC_7911 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:28 pm

lawschool12345 wrote:i would consider retaking, but if i retake it would have to be in feb, and that score wouldnt be ready for the admission cycle anyway and i dont want to take a year off between law school and undergrad.

i have an strong app considering ive interned at the district attorneys, and i volunteer tutor and coach in the inner city, so hopefully that might help with my ugpa being somewhat decent


A year is nothing. In fact, my sense is that law schools look favorably on it. Granted, I don't know your particular circumstance or reasons for not wanting to take time off, so maybe they're compelling. If they're not, I'd think seriously about the year off. (This is assuming that your study habits for the LSAT left something to be desired, and several months of intense studying could really boost your score.)

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Re: what are my chances

Postby lawschool12345 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:57 pm

any other schools i should look into?




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