159/3.74 Fordham

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crye108
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159/3.74 Fordham

Postby crye108 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:45 pm

159 LSAT
3.74 GPA Accounting, 3.84 in major
In undergrad
Chances for Fordham?

Softs:
-Senior class president
-School newspaper writer
-Run a summer camp during the summer for underprivileged children in WV
-2 solid internships (one law related)
-worked as a server/bartender all four years in undergrad

Should I retake in February? I was PTing around 165, nerves got the best of me on December test day

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brotherdarkness
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Re: 159/3.74 Fordham

Postby brotherdarkness » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:47 pm

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Re: 159/3.74 Fordham

Postby Lwoods1020 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:55 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:That GPA deserves better than a 159. Retake.



Your gpa and your softs are great (except I don't think they care about the waiting/bartender, don't waste space on your resume with that)

and you MAY get in, but at full sticker price. If you can't handle the 50k a year, retake.

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Re: 159/3.74 Fordham

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:04 am

brotherdarkness wrote:That GPA deserves better than a 159. Retake.


This. Absolutely retake. And full sticker at Fordham is a non-starter.

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Re: 159/3.74 Fordham

Postby 03152016 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:12 am

Do you have to apply this cycle? You only have a month until the test. Maybe that will be enough, but retaking in June has some advantages. You can get in your apps nice and early next cycle, you'll have plenty of time to knock that score into the 170s, and you'll gain a year of work experience. Plus you'll have a much broader range of schools to apply to (ones that have a Dec LSAT cutoff).

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Re: 159/3.74 Fordham

Postby tiltedwindmill » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:57 am

Sit this cycle out and re-apply next year.

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Re: 159/3.74 Fordham

Postby crye108 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:40 am

Max324 wrote:Do you have to apply this cycle? You only have a month until the test. Maybe that will be enough, but retaking in June has some advantages. You can get in your apps nice and early next cycle, you'll have plenty of time to knock that score into the 170s, and you'll gain a year of work experience. Plus you'll have a much broader range of schools to apply to (ones that have a Dec LSAT cutoff).


I feel like I am completely indifferent to taking a gap year or not. I see pros and cons for both. I feel like I could definitely work hard on my score and get there so maybe this is the better option.

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Re: 159/3.74 Fordham

Postby jingosaur » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:59 am

1. Get your CPA.
2. Work at an accounting firm for 2-3 years.
3. Max out your LSAT retakes.
4. Apply to law school.
5. Profit.

I have a similar GPA and a finance/accounting background and my work experience did wonders for my career goals and I couldn't picture going to law school without that experience.




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