156, 3.3

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156, 3.3

Postby gwtl » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:40 pm

Hello,
I was a History major who graduated with a 3.3 from a T40 liberal arts school in 2006. I’ve been working a successfully as a paralegal since. I recently took the LSAT and wound up with a 156 (the weak link).

Do I have a shot at
- $$ from New England Law
- Suffolk
- Northeastern (early decision)?

Thanks!

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Re: 156, 3.3

Postby FuManChusco » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:47 pm

Troy Retaikman.

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Re: 156, 3.3

Postby gwtl » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:54 pm

Not sure I follow...

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Re: 156, 3.3

Postby FuManChusco » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:02 pm

You should retake. As of now you're likely out at NE, in at Suffolk, and in at NESL with 20k. Those aren't good options though.

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Re: 156, 3.3

Postby gwtl » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:36 pm

That sounds about right. Thanks for your input!!

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Re: 156, 3.3

Postby FeelTheHeat » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:38 pm

Beg you to retake man. I'm going to assume you haven't maxed out your ability to take the LSAT. Another 5 points gets you into MUCH better schools, another 10 points gets you a LOT more money.

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Re: 156, 3.3

Postby gwtl » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:06 pm

I'm definitely going to study then retake. I really appreciate the responses. Out of morbid curiosity, what score would it take a get substantial scholarship (full or half) to NESL?

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Re: 156, 3.3

Postby FuManChusco » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:31 pm

gwtl wrote:I'm definitely going to study then retake. I really appreciate the responses. Out of morbid curiosity, what score would it take a get substantial scholarship (full or half) to NESL?


I honestly don't see an instance where you would want to go there. Suffolk with $$$, NE with $$ or BU/BC are the only reasonable options imho. The legal market is a competitive place and you need to aim high if you want to succeed. don't try to find an LSAT score that is adequate. have a 180 or bust mentality and see where it takes you. Can I ask how much you studied before the 156 and what you were PTing at?

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Re: 156, 3.3

Postby gwtl » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:53 pm

The only reason I ask about NESL is because I am interested in becoming a JAG. I just need a degree from an ABA accredited school, and having little or no debt would really help. Otherwise I would never even waste my time with that place.

I really didn't study as much as I could have for the LSAT. I took a few PTs that were in the low to mid 150s. I consistently bombed the logic games.

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Re: 156, 3.3

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:04 am

I had same goals as you, originally, with a 157. Then I got on TLS :-p I ended up retaking (twice actually), and now I'm choosing between Northwestern, GULC and BU. Here's some tips if you do decide to retake:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=140092

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Re: 156, 3.3

Postby FuManChusco » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:17 am

gwtl wrote:The only reason I ask about NESL is because I am interested in becoming a JAG. I just need a degree from an ABA accredited school, and having little or no debt would really help. Otherwise I would never even waste my time with that place.

I really didn't study as much as I could have for the LSAT. I took a few PTs that were in the low to mid 150s. I consistently bombed the logic games.


I think JAG is pretty damn selective. Like around 10%.




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