3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

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gpnm
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3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby gpnm » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:38 am

I'm graduating with my BA in Polisci / Econ next spring (2012) and just got my results for the Feb 12th LSAT.

Here are some I'm looking at:

- Pace
- NY Law School
- SUNY Buffalo

What are my chances, realistically speaking?
Any other schools someone can recommend?

I'm in a tough financial position so I'm definitely looking for some sort of scholarship.

Any advice is more than welcome!

Thanks in advance guys!

PS - I'm in New York City, but willing to move if necessary.

EDIT: Or should I look into retaking?

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby TheFactor » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:16 pm

In before retake.

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby Drake014 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:23 pm

I've never said retake before but fucking retake.

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby buckilaw » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:28 pm

rebexness wrote:Retake.
Do not waste that GPA on TTTTTTTTTTTTTT
If you get a 160 your life/options will change dramatically.


+1. A score in the high 160's would give you chances at T14 schools. You would also have the option to take a huge scholarship at a decent school.

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby cinephile » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:39 pm

If you really want to stay in NYC, don't go to a school ranked lower than Fordham.

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:02 pm

Retake. You could get Fordham with as low as a 164 with that GPA.

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby FuManChusco » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:06 pm

for the love of god and all that is holy, retake.

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby gpnm » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:31 am

I sense a consensus...

I guess I'm a little hesitant to take it out of fear of scoring lower.
Can anyone recommend a good study guide (besides past LSATs)?

Thanks again!

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:34 pm

gpnm wrote:I sense a consensus...

I guess I'm a little hesitant to take it out of fear of scoring lower.
Can anyone recommend a good study guide (besides past LSATs)?

Thanks again!


scoring lower should be the least of your concerns. LR bible, LG bible, fuck RC.

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby gpnm » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:10 am

Thanks for the help!

I'm registered for the June LSAT, bought some more preptests and the Powerscore LG bible to focus on my weakest section.

Wish me luck!

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby am060459 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:12 am

gpnm wrote:Thanks for the help!

I'm registered for the June LSAT, bought some more preptests and the Powerscore LG bible to focus on my weakest section.

Wish me luck!


WOW! LG is you weakest section. DEFINITELY RETAKE!

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby gpnm » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:19 am

I thought it was pretty common for LG to be weakest.

RC is by far my strongest.

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby bhan87 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:21 am

gpnm wrote:Thanks for the help!

I'm registered for the June LSAT, bought some more preptests and the Powerscore LG bible to focus on my weakest section.

Wish me luck!


It's about time someone takes retake advice seriously. Do everything you can possibly do to get that LSAT score as high as possible. Your GPA is very solid, and a high LSAT will open a LOT of doors (possibly in the T-14).

If LG is your weakest section, please oh please follow Pithypike's guide:

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... =6&t=41657

Go back through ALL the games you complete the first time around and do them three times again using the Powerscore method. Be sure you do all the games that you do after that 3 times as well.

If you want a bit more structure to your studying, then you should also consider taking a course with Testmasters (testmasters.net), Powerscore (powerscore.com) or Blueprint (blueprintprep.com).

There are a lot of people who would kill to have your GPA. Don't pass up your possible opportunity at a T-14 without trying everything you can possibly do to raise that LSAT

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby gpnm » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:38 am

bhan87 wrote:
gpnm wrote:Thanks for the help!

I'm registered for the June LSAT, bought some more preptests and the Powerscore LG bible to focus on my weakest section.

Wish me luck!


It's about time someone takes retake advice seriously. Do everything you can possibly do to get that LSAT score as high as possible. Your GPA is very solid, and a high LSAT will open a LOT of doors (possibly in the T-14).

If LG is your weakest section, please oh please follow Pithypike's guide:

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... =6&t=41657

Go back through ALL the games you complete the first time around and do them three times again using the Powerscore method. Be sure you do all the games that you do after that 3 times as well.

If you want a bit more structure to your studying, then you should also consider taking a course with Testmasters (testmasters.net), Powerscore (powerscore.com) or Blueprint (blueprintprep.com).

There are a lot of people who would kill to have your GPA. Don't pass up your possible opportunity at a T-14 without trying everything you can possibly do to raise that LSAT


Thanks for that link!

Some great info and advice there.

If I have a chance at the T14's that's incredible and more than enough motivation to get me focused on retaking.

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby cinephile » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:34 am

Good luck with the retake!

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Re: 3.8-3.9 GPA / 157 LSAT

Postby Cavgirl » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:48 pm

Best of luck to you!




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