3.3/153 (practice test)

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3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby Jake1899 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:42 pm

I am a political science major at the University of Missouri (Mizzou). I will graduate will minors in business administration and psychology, as well as a certificate in multicultural studies. I have been a part of two campus organizations and have held many leadership positions.

My top choices are Mizzou and Saint Louis.
I am also looking at SIU and UMKC.

What are my odds and where else should I be looking?

Thanks, and I typed this on my phone so sorry if it is sloppy.

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Re: 3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby rebexness » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:49 pm

When are you scheduled to take the real thing? Try to get it up to a 166 and you should be good for WUSTL.

What do you think your GPA will be at by graduation?

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Re: 3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby Jake1899 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:52 pm

rebexness wrote:When are you scheduled to take the real thing? Try to get it up to a 166 and you should be good for WUSTL.

What do you think your GPA will be at by graduation?


My GPA will probably stay about the same. Maybe rise just a little.
I take the test Saturday (the 5th).

I'm not super interested in WashU - too pricey. Do you think I could get into Mizzou/SLU as is?

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Re: 3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby Nova » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:00 pm

Wustl wouldn't be too pricey if you hit 166+

You need to hit mizzou's median to have a decent shot.

You have an ok shot at SLU. But dont go to SLU. My brother in law went there and couldnt find a legal job for years. He was in the top 10% and on law review.

With a 153/3.3 you'll be way over paying everywhere.
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Re: 3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby rebexness » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:01 pm

Jake1899 wrote:
rebexness wrote:When are you scheduled to take the real thing? Try to get it up to a 166 and you should be good for WUSTL.

What do you think your GPA will be at by graduation?


My GPA will probably stay about the same. Maybe rise just a little.
I take the test Saturday (the 5th).

I'm not super interested in WashU - too pricey. Do you think I could get into Mizzou/SLU as is?


Probably, but the debt isnt worth it if you cant find a job.
Last year WUSTL threw full schollys at 166s. Obviously that cant be guaranteed for the future, but its worth trying for.

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Re: 3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby Jake1899 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:08 pm

See, my dad is a practicing attorney in St. Louis (SLU Law alum) and he seems to think that both Mizzou or SLU would be fine so long as I want to work in St. Louis.

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Re: 3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby Nova » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:10 pm

Boomer attorneys are generally very out of touch with the entry level market

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Re: 3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby hephaestus » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:15 pm

Jake1899 wrote:See, my dad is a practicing attorney in St. Louis (SLU Law alum) and he seems to think that both Mizzou or SLU would be fine so long as I want to work in St. Louis.

Even if this is true, get a 165+ so you at least can get a big scholarship

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Re: 3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby francesfarmer » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:16 pm

How have you prepped for the LSAT?

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Re: 3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby Nova » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:18 pm

Mizzou has decent regional placement.

SLU is not a good bet. 19% not employeed full time. 25% in temporary postions or unemployed. 70% stated out at less than 60k. 40% were not employed in legit legal jobs....

Neither school is worth anything close to full tuition, which is what you would be paying unless you get above their LSAT medians...

SLU wrote:•60.9% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs.
•75% graduates were employed in long-term jobs.
•81.9% graduates were employed in full-time jobs.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=slu&show=chars

Mizz wrote:•68% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs. This figure includes no school-funded jobs.
•85% graduates were employed in long-term jobs.
•84.4% graduates were employed in full-time jobs.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school= ... show=chars

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Re: 3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby Jake1899 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:37 pm

Hypothetically, if job placement were not an issue, what are some schools, preferably in the Midwest, that are realistic with my current GPA/LSAT.

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Re: 3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby Nova » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:55 pm

So youre saying you can definitely work at your dads firm?

Is cost of attendance an issue?

When are you taking the lsat?

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Re: 3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby Crowing » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:02 pm

Jake1899 wrote:Hypothetically, if job placement were not an issue, what are some schools, preferably in the Midwest, that are realistic with my current GPA/LSAT.


If you have a guaranteed job lined up and absolutely can't/won't improve that LSAT, then Mizzou w/ in-state tuition is probably the best bet.

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Re: 3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby Nova » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:05 pm

Crowing wrote:
Jake1899 wrote:Hypothetically, if job placement were not an issue, what are some schools, preferably in the Midwest, that are realistic with my current GPA/LSAT.


If you have a guaranteed job lined up and absolutely can't/won't improve that LSAT, then Mizzou w/ in-state tuition is probably the best bet.

+1

You'll probably need to hit median to get in though

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Re: 3.3/153 (practice test)

Postby Crowing » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:11 pm

Nova wrote:
Crowing wrote:
Jake1899 wrote:Hypothetically, if job placement were not an issue, what are some schools, preferably in the Midwest, that are realistic with my current GPA/LSAT.


If you have a guaranteed job lined up and absolutely can't/won't improve that LSAT, then Mizzou w/ in-state tuition is probably the best bet.

+1

You'll probably need to hit median to get in though


Yeah I just realized that actually 3.3/153 probably will land you a WL there, in which case UMKC is probably the next cheapest nearby option. But really these are all pretty bad hypos.




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