What would you do?

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before2day
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What would you do?

Postby before2day » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:18 pm

3.76 GPA (in my last quarter at UCLA and this can be raised)
161 LSAT (only taken once in December)

Admitted to:

Oregon Law
Loyola Law School (LMU)
USD (with 61K $$$)

Waitlisted:

Boulder
Davis

Waiting to hear back from:

USC

Honestly, I think I may just retake/take a year off from school and work.

I think the biggest reason I got $$$ from USD was because I'm a native San Diegan...

However I don't want to jump on that school is because of how regional it is and the fact that it's not a full ride.

So my question: What would you do? I'd love to get in at USC, but since I haven't been waitlisted yet, I really doubt that I'll be getting in. I'd love to visit Boulder, so maybe I should do that, but once again, kind of a regional school no?
I guess what troubles me is that A) i'm not sure what type of law I want to practice B) not sure where I want to practice C) my LSAT score blows.

again... what would you do?

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bk1
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Re: What would you do?

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:23 pm

Retake/reapply.

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angrybird
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Re: What would you do?

Postby angrybird » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:26 pm

bk1 wrote:Retake/reapply.

reported

before2day
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Re: What would you do?

Postby before2day » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:26 pm

realistically, I'd be looking to bump my score up between 3-6 points tops. RC is a killer for me like, -5 to -8 often times, LR i was missing 2-5 each section, and LG... like 4-6

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: What would you do?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:40 pm

before2day wrote:realistically, I'd be looking to bump my score up between 3-6 points tops. RC is a killer for me like, -5 to -8 often times, LR i was missing 2-5 each section, and LG... like 4-6


Sounds like an aggressive studying regimen is in your future. Go -5 on RC, -4 total on LR, and -0 on games (which I'm sure you can do with practice) and you are in the 170s. Good luck!

By the way, I'm also a native San Diegan who nearly attended USD last year before retaking, so I'm pulling for you.

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Re: What would you do?

Postby before2day » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:19 pm

Haha thanks a lot man. I went to Torrey Pines HS, what about you?

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Re: What would you do?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:53 pm

angrybird wrote:
bk1 wrote:Retake/reapply.

reported

I lol'd.

But yeah, this is the best move for you.

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Nova
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Re: What would you do?

Postby Nova » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:58 am

angrybird wrote:
bk1 wrote:Retake/reapply.

reported


Not sure if serious.

OP, I would kill for your gpa. Retaking the LSAT is a no brainer. Your opportunities increase exponentially with every additional point. Scoring as well as you did means you understand the material. Now it's up to you to perfect your skill and accuracy. Good luck.

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Tadatsune
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Re: What would you do?

Postby Tadatsune » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:50 pm

This is dumb. Retake.

before2day
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Re: What would you do?

Postby before2day » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:25 pm

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has replied.

Also, what type of addenda have people written to explain score discrepancies? For those of you who may have found yourselves in my position

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: What would you do?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:26 pm

No addendum here, since I just studied more the second time.

BTW, Poway for me.




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