LSAT Retaker Chances?

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LSAT Retaker Chances?

Post by Ritzhe » Sun May 02, 2021 4:35 pm

Hey everyone, I plan on retaking the LSAT in June for the third time. My first two scores, 152/158 are mainly due to a lack of prudence, as well as working a full time job. Right now I'm consistently averaging in the 17X range.

I am aware of schools like Columbia, Harvard and some others, who average your three scores. Are my chances close to zero for these schools? Is there a significant disparity between say, Columbia vs Cornell if my goal is to work in BigLaw? Thanks

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Re: LSAT Retaker Chances?

Post by cavalier1138 » Mon May 03, 2021 8:49 am

Ritzhe wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 4:35 pm
I am aware of schools like Columbia, Harvard and some others, who average your three scores.
They don't.

Yale might average LSATs, but there is nothing to suggest that any other school does. Your highest score will be the one schools report to LSAC and USNWR, so that's the one that counts.

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Re: LSAT Retaker Chances?

Post by Ritzhe » Mon May 03, 2021 1:55 pm

That is great news. Thank you for clarifying this for me, really made my day.

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Re: LSAT Retaker Chances?

Post by obamalaw » Tue May 04, 2021 11:31 am

Do you want to retake? A 158 LSAT is not a bad score, depending on what you want out of your law degree. If you want to go the Ivy League route with plans for big city big law, retake. If you want to have a law degree and work at a smaller firm, you will be perfectly fine. It all depends on what you want out of your legal education.

Granted, the higher the LSAT score, the more money you will get. Law school is expensive. You could maximize your LSAT score, go to a decent school, and graduate with minimal debt. Again, it all depends on what you want out of your legal education. There are a plethora of opportunities.

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