UGPA 3.86; LSAT 148

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ladylaw06
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UGPA 3.86; LSAT 148

Postby ladylaw06 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:09 pm

Hi All!

I was hoping I could get some feedback as to the likelihood/possibility of me getting in to some law schools in Texas. I graduated from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in May 2010 with a 3.86 cumulative GPA. My major was Political Science. I took the LSAT twice in 2009, once in October and once in December. I scored a 148 in October and a 144 in December. I'm taking/took a couple years off and am hoping to go to law school in Fall of 2012. I just completed a Kaplan Extreme Advanced course (I won't expound on how I feel about that class) and I just took the LSAT again this past Monday, June 06, 2011. So, I've taken the LSAT a total of 3 times. I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to move to Texas and go to law school there, preferably at one of these schools: SMU Dedman, Texas Southern University, The University of Texas School of Law, and University of Houston Law Center. So with all of that being said, can you guys and gals give me some feedback as to my chance of getting in?

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Re: UGPA 3.86; LSAT 148

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:10 pm

why did you create 2 threads saying the exact same thing

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Re: UGPA 3.86; LSAT 148

Postby FeelTheHeat » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:56 pm

I heard UT prefers students from the state.

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Re: UGPA 3.86; LSAT 148

Postby bhan87 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:11 am

ladylaw06 wrote:Hi All!

I was hoping I could get some feedback as to the likelihood/possibility of me getting in to some law schools in Texas. I graduated from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in May 2010 with a 3.86 cumulative GPA. My major was Political Science. I took the LSAT twice in 2009, once in October and once in December. I scored a 148 in October and a 144 in December. I'm taking/took a couple years off and am hoping to go to law school in Fall of 2012. I just completed a Kaplan Extreme Advanced course (I won't expound on how I feel about that class) and I just took the LSAT again this past Monday, June 06, 2011. So, I've taken the LSAT a total of 3 times. I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to move to Texas and go to law school there, preferably at one of these schools: SMU Dedman, Texas Southern University, The University of Texas School of Law, and University of Houston Law Center. So with all of that being said, can you guys and gals give me some feedback as to my chance of getting in?


Your post SCREAMS retake. Just a few questions. How did you approach studying outside the course? Did you do very extensive review? (Glancing over right answers is NOT extensive btw, writing out sentence explanations for every answer choice on EVERY wrong answer is what you need to do) What were your score trends? Did you choke on the LSAT.

Your GPA sets you up to get into the very best Texas school (UTA), but that LSAT is going to keep you out of all schools except the very bottom of the barrel. Kaplan may not have been up to the quality you need in an LSAT course. Consider investing in Testmasters, Powerscore, or Blueprint.

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Re: UGPA 3.86; LSAT 148

Postby kalvano » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:26 am

As it stands right now, the only school you have even a vague chance at is Texas Southern. Don't go there.

Retake if this LSAT doesn't go well. With that GPA, some school will sponsor the retake.

Also, it's UT, not UTA. UTA is in Arlington.

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Re: UGPA 3.86; LSAT 148

Postby ladylaw06 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:11 am

bhan87 wrote:
ladylaw06 wrote:Hi All!

I was hoping I could get some feedback as to the likelihood/possibility of me getting in to some law schools in Texas. I graduated from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in May 2010 with a 3.86 cumulative GPA. My major was Political Science. I took the LSAT twice in 2009, once in October and once in December. I scored a 148 in October and a 144 in December. I'm taking/took a couple years off and am hoping to go to law school in Fall of 2012. I just completed a Kaplan Extreme Advanced course (I won't expound on how I feel about that class) and I just took the LSAT again this past Monday, June 06, 2011. So, I've taken the LSAT a total of 3 times. I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to move to Texas and go to law school there, preferably at one of these schools: SMU Dedman, Texas Southern University, The University of Texas School of Law, and University of Houston Law Center. So with all of that being said, can you guys and gals give me some feedback as to my chance of getting in?


Your post SCREAMS retake. Just a few questions. How did you approach studying outside the course? Did you do very extensive review? (Glancing over right answers is NOT extensive btw, writing out sentence explanations for every answer choice on EVERY wrong answer is what you need to do) What were your score trends? Did you choke on the LSAT.

Your GPA sets you up to get into the very best Texas school (UTA), but that LSAT is going to keep you out of all schools except the very bottom of the barrel. Kaplan may not have been up to the quality you need in an LSAT course. Consider investing in Testmasters, Powerscore, or Blueprint.


I've already taken it 3 times now. Don't schools frown upon that if they don't see big score jumps? I approached studying outside the course very extensively. I did problem after problem and reviewed all the incorrect and correct answers. My score trends are right around the high 140s low 150s (my lowest is a 144 and my highest is a 155). I didn't choke on the LSAT, I just don't think I'm getting it! And it's very frustrating for someone who got a 28 on their ACT without much studying. :( but what you're saying is what I needed to hear and what I've been thinking. A 148 is just too low. I want the best quality of education possible. And it seems as if I won't be able to do that with a 148.

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Re: UGPA 3.86; LSAT 148

Postby ladylaw06 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:12 am

kalvano wrote:As it stands right now, the only school you have even a vague chance at is Texas Southern. Don't go there.

Retake if this LSAT doesn't go well. With that GPA, some school will sponsor the retake.

Also, it's UT, not UTA. UTA is in Arlington.


I feel as if this LSAT didn't really go any worse, but I'm not too confident it was better either.
Sigh! :(

Thank you for all your help!

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Re: UGPA 3.86; LSAT 148

Postby WarioLaw » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:26 pm

I don't think schools look too harshly on big score jumps. Here is my LSAT history: 160, 161 and 173. My UGPA is 3.8. I was admitted across the T14 and am Harvard bound in the fall. Study and retake is the answer.

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Re: UGPA 3.86; LSAT 148

Postby WSJ_Law » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:29 am

ladylaw06 wrote:I've already taken it 3 times now. Don't schools frown upon that if they don't see big score jumps?


Not as much as they will frown upon your current scores.

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Re: UGPA 3.86; LSAT 148

Postby TheFactor » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:25 pm

WSJ_Law wrote:
ladylaw06 wrote:I've already taken it 3 times now. Don't schools frown upon that if they don't see big score jumps?


Not as much as they will frown upon your current scores.

sweet bump

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Re: UGPA 3.86; LSAT 148

Postby ladylaw06 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:48 am

Congrats WarioLaw!!!!! I'm really excited for you! Thanks everyone for all your advice!

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Re: UGPA 3.86; LSAT 148

Postby 20121109 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:08 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:why did you create 2 threads saying the exact same thing?


This.

Please don't do it.

To those who wish to help the OP, please refer to her other thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=159684




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