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Re: 3.99/166

Postby stuckinthemiddle » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:31 pm

If you're applying next cycle, I'd say you're a lock for at least one T14 (most likely Cornell).

That being said, did that LSAT reflect your practice scores? That GPA is HYS-worthy!

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Re: 3.99/166

Postby You'vegotmail » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:38 pm

stuckinthemiddle wrote:If you're applying next cycle, I'd say you're a lock for at least one T14 (most likely Cornell).

That being said, did that LSAT reflect your practice scores? That GPA is HYS-worthy!


I'm applying to matriculate in 2014. I was PTing in the range of 166-169, after quite a bit of studying. I want to go into family law, so I'm wondering if it would be best to go to an in-state school (with a large scholarship), or retake and aim for T14.

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Re: 3.99/166

Postby Aawaldrop » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:43 pm

I would consider a retake. Even a few more points opens up a lot of options (and the test is learnable: see the many great guides on this forum). Also a question, is your undergraduate institution in the US? (only ask because you said rewrite instead of retake).

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Re: 3.99/166

Postby You'vegotmail » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:46 pm

Aawaldrop wrote:I would consider a retake. Even a few more points opens up a lot of options. Also a question, is your undergraduate institution in the US? (only ask because you said rewrite instead of retake).


I'm in America!

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Re: 3.99/166

Postby stuckinthemiddle » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:48 pm

If you're not planning to apply for Co2013 anyway, then definitely retake! Your GPA is to die for and hitting 170 (or even 168) would give you stronger shots at places like Penn and Michigan. Maybe even Columbia/Chicago ED?

Was your undergrad degree in the US though? I hope it was or you lose a lot of your advantage. :(
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Re: 3.99/166

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:51 pm

Retake without a doubt. Shoot for the stars.

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Re: 3.99/166

Postby Aawaldrop » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:53 pm

Honestly you should retake. Mantra here is retake until you have no more. You won't get money from t14 (above token amounts) and are shut out of a good portion of them. High Lsat scores are more valuable due to their relative scarcity to high GPA's in applicants. mylsn.info is a good resource that shows peoples' previous cycles based on their numbers. With your numbers, non-urm this is what pops up http://www.mylsn.info/sbeirn.

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Re: 3.99/166

Postby BigZuck » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:53 am

Retake!

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Re: 3.99/166

Postby JamesDean1955 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:18 am

All of this is anecdotal based on my experience and what others have posted and/or LSN:

Anyone capable of getting a 166 on their first try is also completely capable of getting at least a 170.

With a 170-171, you would be in everywhere in the T14 (minus HYS) with $$$, including CCN (CLS probably not much money, if any but the other two you'd have a good shot at money). Add in work experience and I think you would have a good shot at NU ED with the full scholly. Chances are better with a 171 as opposed to 170.

With a 172-173, you would be in at Harvard, Stanford, and have a good shot at Yale. Chances are better with a 173 as opposed to 172.

At 174+, I think you would be in everywhere no doubt.

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Re: 3.99/166

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:33 am

Don't waste that shiny GPA on a mediocre LSAT score. Retake.




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