166, Awkward Scores, Retake or Not? BU? BC? Fordham?

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Parliament
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166, Awkward Scores, Retake or Not? BU? BC? Fordham?

Postby Parliament » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:55 pm

I got 166 in this Feb, I am foreign educated, so don't really have GPA. According to my friend who is now in T-Austin, LSAC would only give out a general description of "above average". But I am confident with my undergraduate performance. Scores for major subjects are always 90 plus/100. Cum. Scores is also good. I am really confused that whether I need to retake it. If I could get 1 more point, probably I won't. But now my 166 is really putting me in a precarious position...

Here are some softs: I came back to the States, got a M.A in U of Michigan, MA GPA 3.43, roughly. Interned in CNN Asian Branch, Ogilvy Beijing, Chamber of Commerce of China in Laos.

I think top-14 would be definitely negative to me. And I am thinking about:

Taxas-Austin (my highest reach in terms of ranking, but negative)
USC
GWU
BU
BC
Fordham

(Kind of prefer NY-Boston-Washington Region, because more job opportunities.)

Other considerations:
1. Live in Atalanta, also consider about UGA and Emory, not sure. Seems people in this Forum have no preference for these two...any opinions?
2. Some accelerated JD program: Northwestern's accelerated 2 year program seems a 165 score can get in...any opinions?


Generally, my huge question is: do I need to retake my LSAT to guarantee a Top 20? Or Top 20 or Top 30 doesn't make a huge difference, it really depends on each School?

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Re: 166, Awkward Scores, Retake or Not? BU? BC? Fordham?

Postby 99.9luft » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:11 am

Retake in Oct, get 170+ to be comfortable in T20.

Also, http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-co ... ograms.htm

Good Luck.

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Re: 166, Awkward Scores, Retake or Not? BU? BC? Fordham?

Postby ATR » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:01 am

Emory has a 166 LSAT wall (see here). So you'll more than likely get in with your LSAT as it stands. However, if you want $$ or to get into some better schools, retake the LSAT and score high 160s/low 170s. If you can be fully prepared by June, take it, since you'll be able to submit really early. However, submitting after October scores are released is okay as well.

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Re: 166, Awkward Scores, Retake or Not? BU? BC? Fordham?

Postby SupraVln180 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:49 pm

I say in at Emory and maybe BC. Out everywhere else on that list. (Even though, Emory wasn't on the list)

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Re: 166, Awkward Scores, Retake or Not? BU? BC? Fordham?

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:53 pm

You may get into BU and/or Emory. Possibly Fordham. GW and BC are long shots.

Good luck.




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