Here's my info:
- Senior, non-URM, business
- Working for two years after graduation
- Plan to enter law school in Fall 2015
- Plan to apply next cycle and defer admission; also have flexibly of re-applying the following cycle
- Due to my business background, mainly interested in H and S. Not really in Y
I suppose I am a bit of a reverse splitter for H. From perusing the forums, it seems I might have a standing chance with S, but the LSAT is still not ideal as I’m under median.
Before everyone just says retake, I will add this:
I got a 169 on the Feb 2013 LSAT. I also wrote in Oct 2012 and cancelled it. So I have 1 retake remaining. My PT range for the Feb test was 172-180, with a 175 average. Hence, my score was quite discouraging, especially as I felt amazing walking out of the test and very confident I had something in the 172-176 range.
Given that I have 1 more retake in the next two years, I see the following two options for myself:
1) Don't retake for the time being. Apply next fall anyway with the 169/4.25 and see if I get an offer from H or S. If yes, then end of story. If not, then retake June/Oct 2014, hopefully lock in the 172+, and apply again the following cycle.
2) Retake June 2013. Hopefully lock in the 172+ right there and then. Proceed to apply in the fall with 172+/4.25, which is a lot more comfortable than the 169. However, I will be in Europe for 2-3 weeks in Apr/May. My convocation is one week before the June LSAT, so I'll also lose that weekend. No fresh resources left. Also completely unmotivated at this point.
So I guess this is my list of questions:
- For option 1, what are my chances to H and S?
- Anyone think option 2 is actually better? Is there another course of action I haven't considered?
- How much does the 4.2+ GPA really help? Do the schools really treat a 4.2 differently from a 4.1, or do they just go “oh hey a kid that went to a school that gives out A+s.”
Any thoughts and opinions are much appreciated. Happy to provide any more info.