Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

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Re: Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

Postby barestin » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:28 pm

Icculus wrote:
barestin wrote:You can ask a school you want to attend to petition to LSAC to allow you to take the LSAT a 4th time this October or December. I have heard of success stories with this, just call the admissions office of a few schools and one of them is bound to bite. With those numbers, you might get into a few top 100 schools, and will get decent scholarship offers at TTT/TTTT schools. Retaking is your best option.


I think this has changed and OP would need to petition LSAC directly and they are far more strict about letting the fourth test go through. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

OP, even if you need to wait two years to take you will still be far better off than applying with your LSAT. I know don't want to wait, but it is your best bet. This is coming from someone who started 1L at 31 so I know what it's like going to school as a non traditional, and even if you wait you'd be 26-27? Most people in my section were around that age. Plus you can work, save some money, and get into a school worth going to.

Remember, there is always time, and law school will always be there.


Well that's unfortunate. If this is the case, I agree that your best option is to save money for a couple of years and shoot for an LSAT score of at least in the 160s unless you have great connections in a local community with a guaranteed job after you graduate from their local law school (assuming this school also gives you a full ride or close to it).

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Re: Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

Postby TTTehehe » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:34 pm

3.8 gpa, man. C'mon. I know you want to go bad, but you'll be so much happier if you just wait it out until you can retake.

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Re: Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

Postby LAallday » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:59 pm

cant retake til december 2013 :?

i hate this damn test, 4 years of hard work all honors and it all goes down the drain in 4 hours :(

and schools cant do the petition to LSAC anymore...i sent a request for an exception to the rule...we'll see...

Anyone with a 153 / 3.8 that applied for Fall 2012 and got into Cali schools?

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Re: Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

Postby LAallday » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:39 pm

Even though $$$ is a huge part of all this. I just want to know whether I'd get in either Loyola or Pepperdine regardless of scholarships.

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Re: Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

Postby Yukos » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:17 pm

LAallday wrote:Even though $$$ is a huge part of all this. I just want to know whether I'd get in either Loyola or Pepperdine regardless of scholarships.


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/

http://myLSN.info/dispresults.php?usege ... d=Included

But I'm going to reiterate what everyone else has said: wait until 2013 and kill the LSAT. You'll go to a better school for less money.

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Re: Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

Postby TMC116 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:57 am

What are your three LSAT scores?

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Re: Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

Postby LAallday » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:19 pm

2 cancels

the first one, i was unprepared (tried studying in a month, working full time)

the second one i misbubbled a section, paniced and couldnt finish.

I am not in a good situation, I know :)

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Re: Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

Postby abc12345675 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:22 pm

LAallday wrote:2 cancels

the first one, i was unprepared (tried studying in a month, working full time)

the second one i misbubbled a section, paniced and couldnt finish.

I am not in a good situation, I know :)


You're in a fine situation. Just keep working and retake.

if you choose not the accept this advice, you will be committing financial suicide.

Just be patient. What is your rush? You have a job in CA. Count yourself lucky.

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Re: Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

Postby LAallday » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:38 pm

plus ive been out of school for 2 years, going on 3. I dont want it to go over 5 years...too big of a gap

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Re: Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

Postby Nova » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:42 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:
Nova wrote:
nmop_apisdn wrote: when is your next chance to retake?


Which 3 tests did you take?

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Re: Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

Postby LAallday » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:48 pm

dec 11 feb 12 june 12

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Re: Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

Postby Nova » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:52 pm

http://myLSN.info/dispresults.php?usege ... d=Included

Based on LSN, your numbers give you a chance at Loyola @ Sticker. You may just want to go to the T3/T4 that gives you the most money/best chance to find a FT LT JD Reqd job. Good luck

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Re: Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

Postby LAallday » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:01 pm

you dont think with the way law school apps are dropping and all the negativity surrounding law school that schools will accept [somewhat] lower lsat's.

My friend got into UCLA Law with a 159/3.8 non-URM (off the waitlist) for Fall 2012, you dont think the trend will continue to Fall 2013?

On Law School Predictor its says im a conisder at UC Hastings (top 45 school)?

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Re: Need help.....153 lsat, 3.82 gpa

Postby PolySuyGuy » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:05 pm

LAallday wrote:Hey wanted to see what people think of my chances at a good law school.

got a 153 on the LSAT, I have a 3.82 from UCLA undergrad (graduated Cum Laude)

been out of school for 2 years (3 including this coming year) and I have worked full time as a legal assistant in a top IP firm.

Great letters of rec, extra curricular activies

cant retake, advice?


USD is probably the highest ranked law school in California that will take you. Simply because they like high GPAs. That could change if they change their policy.




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