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4.0/162

Postby jjtomp » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:07 pm

I'm applying now that I've just gotten my LSAT score. I'm from Louisiana and plan on working here. My main schools are LSU and Tulane for this matter. I should get in, but I do have some C&F issues I'm worried about. Anyway, just curious if you all think I should apply anywhere else and if I should retake in February for this cycle. Thanks.

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Re: 4.0/162

Postby jjtomp » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:14 pm

I should note that I have an impressive academic/volunteer record and some pretty solid LoRs and work experience. I'm concerned this will all be diminished with the C&F issues but yeah, just a little more information.

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Re: 4.0/162

Postby t-14orbust » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:15 pm

Can't really tell without more info about C&F. you should definitely retake with that GPA though. You're robbing yourself

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Re: 4.0/162

Postby jjtomp » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:19 pm

Well don't quote this but I have a DUI that was dropped because I was a first time offender and another alcohol incident recently where I had alcohol at a college football game. I got a 156 the first time and I'm just about done with that test. I studied so much already and was practicing in the upper 160's but I just don't think I can get those logic games down so I mean I might try to take it if it'll help me this cycle, but I'm no questions going to law school next year.

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Re: 4.0/162

Postby t-14orbust » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:23 pm

Damn, DUI is pretty rough (post on here later so I can delete this). I think you should wait out this cycle and retake not only to further distance yourself from the c&f but also improve your lsat and your chances and $$ overall.

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Re: 4.0/162

Postby jjtomp » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:32 pm

Well I was told that since the charges were dropped it wouldn't be as bad, but there are definitely concerns with the alcohol in general which I acknowledge. If I don't get into Tulane or LSU I probably will wait, but I mean I'm planning on staying in New Orleans and I'm kind of lazy so I'll probably just go to one of those schools. I just want to see if retaking/applying elsewhere thereafter (Where?) is something worth trying.

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Re: 4.0/162

Postby KMart » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:20 am

jjtomp wrote:I'm kind of lazy so I'll probably just go to one of those schools. .

This is not a good mindset to be going into law school with. Also, logic games are the most learnable section of the LSAT. Drill like hell and they click and become free points on the test.

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Re: 4.0/162

Postby Clearly » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:32 am

Honestly, get a solid game plan and pick up a few points, take an extra cycle off to get distance between cf and to get that score up. With that gpa and better understanding of literally how to put ducks in a row under time pressure you could go to really good law schools, or go to these same regional schools for free. I only push because it's lg, and in my experience it can be learned by anyone. Games were my worst, but I eventually did crack it and jump many points. If you're happy to go to these schools think about how much happier you'd be with 300,000 extra dollars to spend, all because you learned how to figure out which clown got out of the car in what order. You can do it man/girl!

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Re: 4.0/162

Postby MattM » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:34 pm

if OP really has a 4.0 a 165/166 should be the bare minimum and achievable

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Re: 4.0/162

Postby twenty 8 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:53 pm

I have a friend who scored a 161 (with a 4.0) and was admitted to an Ivy. This was back in the day when LSAT applications were still high. You should be in good shape for a T14 or leveraging your score for a hefty TT discount (maybe even Tier1 discount).

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Re: 4.0/162

Postby BigZuck » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:37 pm

twenty 8 wrote:I have a friend who scored a 161 (with a 4.0) and was admitted to an Ivy. This was back in the day when LSAT applications were still high. You should be in good shape for a T14 or leveraging your score for a hefty TT discount (maybe even Tier1 discount).


I'm struggling to understand how "I know a guy" = "You should be good."

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Re: 4.0/162

Postby twenty » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:15 pm

You're quite a bit over LSU's LSAT median, and significantly over their GPA median, so you should really be in the running for a full ride there. Weirdly enough, LSU's employment numbers are actually quite a bit better than Tulane's even though they're ranked significantly lower by USNWR - which goes to show just how full of shit USNWR is.

I don't see the need to retake if you're absolutely sure you want to work in Louisiana for the foreseeable future. If that's not true, you absolutely must retake.

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Re: 4.0/162

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:24 am

twenty 8 wrote:I have a friend who scored a 161 (with a 4.0) and was admitted to an Ivy. This was back in the day when LSAT applications were still high. You should be in good shape for a T14 or leveraging your score for a hefty TT discount (maybe even Tier1 discount).


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