165 lsat and 3.4 GPA

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165 lsat and 3.4 GPA

Postby ltezen » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:22 pm

any thoughts on targeting T14?

...i'm thinking about retaking it a third time in february and applying for the next cycle as well to target above 170?

thanks!

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Re: 165 lsat and 3.4 GPA

Postby Nova » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:26 pm

No shot at T14 as is. 170 would change that of course.

http://myLSN.info/c8nixt

Where are you from??

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Re: 165 lsat and 3.4 GPA

Postby ltezen » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:32 pm

grew up all around Asia, but born and went to college in the U.S.

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Re: 165 lsat and 3.4 GPA

Postby Nova » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:36 pm

ltezen wrote:grew up all around Asia, but born and went to college in the U.S.


Is there a particular region in the US you would like to practice in?

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Re: 165 lsat and 3.4 GPA

Postby ltezen » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:22 pm

probably the northeast...

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Re: 165 lsat and 3.4 GPA

Postby Nova » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:28 pm

ltezen wrote:probably the northeast...

With your current stats,

BC and F should definitely be your targets. You have a pretty good shot at both.

BU/GW as your reaches.

Keep this in mind about a retake (Dean of Ill):

Dean_Ray wrote:All, I know that many of you received your LSAT scores last night. And that some of you may be considering retaking the exam in December. There are two points to consider.

First, we review applications on a rolling basis. The order in which your application is reviewed is determined by the date that application is completed. If we see a pending LSAT score, your application is not complete and it will not be placed in the queue for review until we receive that LSAT score, assuming we have all other materials.

Second, most people do not change their LSAT score by a significant margin by retaking the exam unless there were extenuating circumstances before or during the first exam (e.g., getting mugged on the way to the exam --happened to a friend of mine).

With these two pieces of information, I would encourage those applicants considering retaking the exam in December to weigh the likelihood of increasing the score by 4 or 5 points against being later in the admissions cycle. Only you know how hard you prepared for the first exam and whether you're willing to put in MORE work to retake the exam.

Best,

RR


If youre T14 or bust, waiting a year is probably the best course of action. Or throw a hail mary and apply very late this cycle with your new score.

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Re: 165 lsat and 3.4 GPA

Postby jump_man » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:44 pm

I have your same numbers - no luck with t14, and I was waitlisted at Fordham.

Your best chance of getting into a t14 is to retake and get 170+ or win a nobel prize. Best of luck!

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Re: 165 lsat and 3.4 GPA

Postby ltezen » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:57 pm

thanks all for the advice!




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