Thursday, July 12, 2007

Very Low LSAT scores?

While I don't want to give false hope to those of you struggling with LSAT scores in the 130s and low 140s, I do want to give you a little encouragement. While you face an uphill battle, it's merely a battle and not a suicide mission. (Bad analogy? I'm sorry.)

For example, one of my clients (141 = high score) has already been admitted to 2 ABA law schools for Fall 2007 and is still on the wait list at a top 25 school. (She applied 2 years before with the same score and didn't get in anywhere). I'm not kidding or lying, and she has not saved the universe or overcome paralysis. It is absolutely possible.

Another client with a 142 and an arrest record to explain was admitted to her first choice law school. Yet another, a nontraditional applicant with a 143, got into 5 ABA law schools at last count. And, if you need encouragement to retake the LSAT here are some examples to fuel the fire: W.H., a client, rose his score from a 142 to a 151. K.P. brought hers up from a 144 to a 150.

What did these applicants do that made a difference? They made sure to give the law schools a lot of reasons why they are more than just their numbers. Their applications played to their strengths. None of these people are superheros. You could be one of them.

136 comments:

  1. I have a lsat score of 141 and a good GPA. I want to know what schools can I get into with this Lsat score? What do I have to do to ensure that I get into a school? Not sure what to do! Please Help!

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  2. You are someone who would really benefit from working with a law school admission consultant. I have several clients in your situation. I walk them through the entire process of building their applications (essays, resume, LORs, addenda) to make them as strong as possible. It's also a question of working with someone who knows what schools will take a chance on someone with your LSAT score based on previous experience. This requires some flexibility on your part, but it absolutely can happen.
    Please visit my web site for more information: www.lawschoolexpert.net
    I look forward to hearing from you.

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  3. I have a GPA of 3.8 from NYU, about 7-8 years of professional and research experience, and am gearing up to take the LSAT on September 29. Unfortunately, I keep scoring in the mid-150's on my practice tests, and am nervous that I won't get into any schools of my choice. This may or may not be relevant, but I come from a very nontraditional background, am a person of color, and am queer. I also overcame quite a bit of socioeconomic difficulty in my life, and am not sure if I need to mention these factors in my application. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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  4. Thanks for leaving a comment. You are the kind of applicant that I work with every day - someone who has a lot to offer but needs to package his/her application in a way that helps make up for the LSAT score. Please visit my web site, www.lawschoolexpert.net for more information about how I can help. I look forward to hearing from you.
    P.S. Please do keep in mind that you still have 8 weeks until the LSAT which is LOTS of time to see great improvement. So don't be discouraged yet.

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  5. Hi, I have a LSAT score of 140 my highest. I am 22, Caucasian and not a good standardized test taker. I was Deferred at two schools and wait listed at 2 this year but it all fell through. I applied to about 50 this year. I have a 3.5 GPA cum laude with a double major in 3 years and am disabled. I have a pretty large resume of awards, job experience, social clubs and extracurriculars, including law internships, a county and federal judge internship and many other things. I dont think my personal statement was that good, so I rewrote it and made a new one for this year and also included a disability addendum. I am still waiting on one waitlist that I will find out by the end of this week, but if that falls through I am going to get a one year MBA at a local private school and apply early this year in September for Spring and Fall Terms 08. I cant take the LSAT again because I have taken it 3 times but I think I can take it again in December but I am going to apply early and if im allowed to take it again I will under accommodated status which I wasnt accommodated last time. I have already read 4k+ in law school books from hornbooks to casebooks to primers to the UCC and restatements, ect... Is there any hope for me? If I dont get in next year im going to go to a non-accredited school and transfer to a ABA school after a year but really dont want have to go through that. I studied for the LSAT and took two courses, I am not going to give up and am going to keep trying, any advice would be well appreciated. I would love to get in anywhere part time or full time. If you would like to see my information or can help me on any way, please do so. Thanks!

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  6. I have applied to law school two years in a row and been denied. I taken the LSAT twice my first score was a 136 and second score was a 143. I was accepted into the Nova ammple program but I missed the requirement of a 2.5 gpa i got a c plus and c minus on both test. Out of 300 students only 17 made it, the courses were third year. What should I do ? take my lsat again in december? My undergraduate gpa is also not great is a 2.6. My work expirience is not bad I teached high school for a year and currently work for a law firm as an analyst consultant advisor. I am extremely frusterated and I hope this year I get better results what can I do ?

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  7. Thanks for writing. There are a lot of things you can do. First, you can hire a law school admission consultant to help with everything from explaining your LSAT, GPA and performance at Nova, to building up the rest of your application to make you seem so fantastic that law schools want to accept you despite the hiccups in your background, to helping you pick the right schools to apply to. Your situation is complicated and not something that can be answered appropriately on a blog post. However, taking a prep course and getting private tutoring for the LSAT (December test) would be a great first step. You are welcome to check out my web site at www.lawschoolexpert.net for more information about how I can help.

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  8. Hello:

    I have been trying to get accepted to Law School for the last 3 years and still no luck. I have taken the LSAT more than once and my highest LSAT score so far is a 143 and my undergrad GPA is not the greatest (2.2). However, I decided to move on to pursuit a Master's degree (MBA) in the hopes of raising my chances of admission. I'm almost done with my degree now and I want to know what are my chances of getting admitted to a good, decent school despite of my unchangeable undergrad GPA.


    Thank You

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  9. Thanks for writing. If you visit my web site at you will see that I help a lot of law school applicants in your situation - low numbers but other valuable skills and experiences to offer. I am happy to provide consulting services to fit your individual needs. Please feel free to contact me and we can get started. Thanks for writing.

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  10. I just got my score from the sept. LSAT and got a 141. I am finishing up my applications and was wondering if it is even worth going through the process? I have a 3.0 GPA, great resume, Letters of Rec. and personal statement. If I took the test again in December would it be too late for most schools if I wanted to get in Fall 08? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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  11. how can i have faith when my lsat score is realy low (141), and gpa is low (2.62), maybe i am not meant for law school?

    what sort of schools may be interested, do i stand a shot?

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  12. MY DAUGHTER JUST RECEIVED HER LSAT SCORE. 143 AND THE TEARS CAME. SHE HAS A HIGH GPA 3.6 AT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY. HER MAJOR IS POLY SCI WHICH SHE HAS A 4.0 SHE WAS A 4 YEAR ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETE AND SERVED ON STUDENT ATHLETE COMMITTEES AND BOARDS AND DOES NUMEROUS VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS. WHAT ARE HER CHANCES OF LAW SCHOOL?

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  13. I know there is a lot of anxiety out there about low LSAT scores. This is for David, Anonymous, and Lyn:
    Each applicant has something different to offer, different restrictions on where they hope/need to attend law school, and different circumstances. It's very hard to give personal advice on a blog format. These are the types of issues I help people with as a law school admission consultant. Should you re-take the LSAT? How to convince the schools that other factors are more representative of your abilities? Can you get into law school now or should you take time off....
    These are good questions, but the answers are very individual. I encourage you to see my web site http://www.lawschoolexpert.com for information about how I help people through this process and for testimonials from others in similar situations who are now attending law school. I'm working all weekend because scores are out and encourage you to call me and allow me to help you through this trying time with advice specifically tailored to you.
    Remember, your LSAT score is not telling you you're stupid. It's not telling you that you can't be a lawyer. It's not something tatooed on your forehead that will label you forever. It's just a weakness to overcome, one way or another.
    Ann

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  14. Just received my scores, 142 it's horrible! My GPA a 3.09 isnt the greatest either. However, I got a Dean LOR and another strong LOR and Hispanic. Is American Uni even a possibility?

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  15. Hi Anonymous- I don't know enough about you to conclusively say "no way" and American doesn't release statistics about who they admit in each score bracket, but I would say just based on what you told me that you have a huge uphill battle and it's probably not the right school for you to apply to without a significantly improved LSAT score.

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  16. I have a high GPA (3.99/Phi Beta Kappa, graduated early, overcame poor vision, and yet am stuck with a weak LSAT score of 153. I am planning to take it again in Dec since I was scoring between 160-161 on all practice tests. I am worried though that I am not a good test taker (actual test) because I have history of low scores (SAT/ACT). I had higher hopes, but now I would be THRILLED to make it into Tulane. You seem great, but I am not sure if I can afford the services. Do you think I would have a chance getting in there? Or let me know if you could truly help me enough for me to take out yet another loan?! :) Thanks Ann!

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  17. Rania,
    I know that the decision to attend law school is an investment in your future. I also know that in 99% of the cases, it's an investment that pays off big time in your life and career. You are not out of the running at Tulane and I do support your decision to take the LSAT again based on your practice scores. I can help you give yourself every possible advantage in this process, and would be happy to do so. Just give me a call anytime - my toll free number is 877-LAW-SKOL.

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  18. future law studentOctober 26, 2007 at 1:29 PM

    is it rare to get admission into law school (ranking of tier 1 or maybe top 25) with low lsat scores, or does this occaisonally happen?

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  19. You haven't given me enough information to give you solid advice on this one; I don't know how low an LSAT you mean and I don't know anything else about you. But let's pick a good law school at random - I opened up the book to Boston University School of Law. If your LSAT is anywhere in the 140s, they took 2 applicants of a pool of about 600....I don't love those chances unless something about your life story is going to blow me out of the water.....
    I hope this is helpful.

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  20. In terms of an addendum, I saw that you said it is best to include a score report for past standardized test scores if you are claiming weak test scores but great academic performance. Is it fine to scan the score report and attach it via LSAC applications or should it be mailed separately? Thanks and love your blogs!

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  21. 1) i have a 141 lsat and carrying a 2.62 gpa, but am in a rigorous major, with 2 minors, i have my eyes set on franklin pierce b/c im interested in IP, throughout my applications im stressing that im more than just grades, having strong LOR's, strong experiences and personal statement(aka the whole package), do i stand a shot in this tier 3 school with my low lsat scores?

    2) even though i alredy applied to FP regular decisoin, can i change it to early decision or will this frowned upon by their admissions office?

    your comments are greatly appreciated! i love the blog thanks!

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  22. It is so hard for me to give this kind of specific applicant advice over the blog format because there is so much that I don't know about you that is important to this process. About changing to early decision, you can call FP and ask, but I don't think that'll make a difference for you in the actual admission outcome. I would only use ED to grab applicants I really wanted, not to take applicants that probably weren't competitive on the numbers in the regular applicant pool..

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  23. Why won't they just send the rejection letter? I graduated with a 4.0 but scored a 141 on the LSAT. Honestly, I expected the grade. All of my practice tests were around the same. I am a non-trad student; female, late 30's, 10 years in the military. What I don't get is why they don't just send me the rejection letter? I finished me application the beginning of December and am still waiting to hear something. Do you have any idea why they just aren't letting me move on?

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  24. I'm not sure if your question is rhetorical, or if you're just venting, but in case you really wanted an answer - here you go:

    1. They probably haven't reviewed your file yet;
    2. Perhaps your application is so outstanding that they are seriously considering it; or
    3. Perhaps your batch of letters only goes out a few times a year....

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  25. Sorry if it sounded like I'm venting.. I sort of am! But only because I check LSN and people attending my choice have already received rejection letters and I guess I get my hopes up a little every day that letter doesn't come. The waiting is the hardest part and with a 141 I just find it hard to believe they're even considering me! I wonder, do they wait until the Feb LSAT is over to make their hard decisions? (Feb is the last date the school will accept for LSAT)

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  26. I had an original LSAT score of 140, then prepared for a few months, and received a 154. I have a GPA of around a 3.15. I neglected to include an explanation of why I think I did so poorly on the first one, will this have a negative affect on my application process?

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  27. The rule is usually that with a score increase of 5 or more points, you should submit a BRIEF explanation for the increase. If your applications are still pending, you can e-mail this to the schools.

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  28. Are schools more inclined to take lower LSAT scores into their part time programs?

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  29. I was wondering what Index numbers really mean? Looking at lawschoolnumbers.com, each registered applicant has one. How do schools use them?

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  30. Each school creates a statistical equation to determine an applicant's likelihood of success in law school and on the bar exam. This is based on the performance of each school's own graduates. The schools use this index of your GPA and LSAT to assign you a number, which they then use to judge your likelihood of success. The index is different for each school, and most schools won't tell you exactly where it places you in the presumptive deny/presumptive admit/committee file hierarchy.

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  31. Hi Ann,

    I have taken the LSAT 3 times with 142 as my highest score. My GPA is 3.2 and I am an African American female. I was rejected by my alma mater and 3rd tier schools!! How could this have happened? I received an invite to participate in an AAMPLE program in a state far away from my hometown, but I think that I want to retake the LSAT and try to apply again next year to more schools. Do you think my score will vastly improve---maybe by 10 points or so?

    Should I give the AAMPLE program a shot or try to get next year the old-fashioned way?

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  32. Hi,

    I am a minority student who just graduated with a 3.4 gpa in a three year time span. I have taken the last twice. the first time I received a 142 the second score I cancelled out of fear that I may not have improved enough. My questions to you are?

    Should I have cancelled my second score?

    When you have one low score and one cancelled score how is that generally perceived?

    Do admissions counselors look poorly on applicants who have taken the test more than twice (e.g. a third time)

    What score would I need to achieve to help improve my chances (e.g. 150 or a 160)?

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  33. I'm not surprised by your results, and in fact am glad you have the opportunity to do the AAMPLE program - a great way into law school for those who are successful. But beware - many do not make it through the process and then (usually) must disclose this to other law schools when applying the following year. The answer about whether you can increase your LSAT score by 10 points depends upon what you can do differently to prepare this time around.
    I have worked with many people in your situation who end up being successful and I wish you the best of luck.

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  34. Sorry I'm answering these out of order - this one is for Anonymous with the cancelled LSAT:
    1. It's too late to second guess your decision not to cancel or to cancel. What's done is done.

    2. A cancelled score is fine, but may require explanation in an addendum.

    3. There is no magic number score. It's about getting the best score you can possibly get, and then explaining coherently to the schools why that score is (1) more indicative of your abilities than the lower score; and (2) still not an accurate indicator of your potential based on your standardized testing history.

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  35. Does anyone have some advice for me? I was admitted to a law school but academically dismissed in 2006. Yes, it was my first and only semester of law school. I retook my lsat in december of 2007, and made 152 only a point higher than my previous score. I have been rejected by two schools and waiting to hear from another one. Does anyone suggest that I retake the lsat again in hopes for a 155 or 160 to offset my suspension from 2 years ago? I really want to get back into school.

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  36. Each year I work with a limited number of applicants in your situation. If you would like a consultation, please feel free to call or email me. (877-LAW-SKOL or lawschoolexpert@cox.net)

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  37. Looking through lawschoolnumbers.com, it seems that people accepted to Tier 1 and 2 schools with scores lower than the 25% are consistantly URMs. Why are minorities given such preferential treatment?

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  38. See http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110007954

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  39. Hope this helps...
    I didn't get my act together in undergrad until the summer before my sixth and final year. I still remember the day when I decided to turn things around. Unfortunately, even after earning all A's and B's my final year I only got my GPA up to a 2.7. I got a 147 on the LSAT and that coupled with my GPA made my application process much more difficult. After being rejected at Suffolk and wait listed at New England School of Law, I applied to Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, MA. It is not ABA accredited but it is state and regionally accredited. I loved the school and excelled academically there attending nights while working full-time. The main point of my post is to stress that I feel the LSAT is a complete joke and completely insignificant. I have often likened most of it to an exercise in impersonating Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. Being good at the logic games is like being really good at figuring out the Rubix Cube, kind of cool at parties but ultimately pretty useless. In preparing for the Bar Exam I scored in the 98th percentile and 85th percentile in the BARBRI and PMBR simulated MBE's respectively. I passed the Bar the first time and am now practicing. The main difference between the LSAT and the Bar is that the Bar is actually relevant to your legal knowledge and ability to apply it. Bottom line, if you think the LSAT is useless in terms of its indicative ability then you are correct. I'm sure someone will respond with the .49 correlation between the LSAT and first year law school success, but having gone through the process I can tell you that I did not have that experience.

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  40. You're right - statistics don't apply to individuals. Individuals defy stats all the time.

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  41. Hello Ann, I love your blog and I am always reading your comments and advice. Thank you for your encouragement for those of us who have defined statistics.

    I would like to address...Sean's comments, all I want to say is Thank You for having the courage, in my opinion, to say what I have been thinking. I also have taken the LSAT and I am considered an older student, who studied intensively for the LSAT, and despite all that, I did not do well but I have a high GPA in my undergrad and I have a MBA (I did not have to take the infamous GMAT because of my very high GPA but if I had to taken the GMAT I would still be trying to get into graduated school...go figure). Everyone tells me law school is different from graduated school but I can not imagine it being that much different from graduated school. I believe it's each individual determination because I believe the key is not to overwelm yourself. If fulltime is too much for your life style, then by all means... find a law school that offers a part time program). Having said all that... I agree with Sean, in my opinion, I too think the LSAT is a joke. As we know these are the rules and regulations that were set in place long before any of us were born. I think, in my opinion, the powers that be... should do away with the outdated LSAT because I think there has to be a better way of determining who will succeed in law school (?) other than the current LSAT that has been around since the dawn of time. Lastly, in my opinion, the LSAT seem to have too many limitations.

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  42. I scored low on the LSAT and have a 2.9 GPA, I've applied to numerous schools only to be rejected, however, I was accepted to participate in a program for Thomas Cooley that would allow you to be accepted if you pass there one week course and exam. I did not complete the full course. Now I am back in applying to schools I applied to MA School of Law and got accepted. I live in NY and am indecisive on my decision. Should I try to apply to other schools in my area instead.

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  43. I am a non traditional law school aplicant. I am a 24 year old African American mother of 2(16 month old and 3.5 yearl old) I graduated from San Francisco State University with a 2.86 GPA and I scored 142 on the LSAT. I was 7 months pregnant with my second child when I took the LSAT and I couldn't afford to take any prep classes I just studyied from the book and took practice tests. I am the first in my family to graduate from college and i grew up in a low income single parent home with a dsiabled mother. I have overcome lots of obstacles and still have many more to overcome I'm planning to take the LSAT again but am wondering if there are any top tier schools that would accept me with the scores and gpa that i have. I have 3 years of law enforcement experience do any of these factors make a difference in regards to my chances of getting into a top tier school?

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  44. I just recieved my lsat score from the June 08 lsat. I revieved a 153 and my College GPA wat a 3.4. I wanted to get into Seton Hall Brookly law or Rutgers. I have worked at a large law firm in NJ for about 7months and by the time I enroll it will be two years work experiance (and hopefully some great recomendation letters). I know my score is low but wonder if schools like this will look highly upon at my two years experiance at a law firm and in the real world.

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  45. Jennifer,
    Work experience matters, but 2 years in a firm won't add 5 points to your LSAT score. Still, I wouldn't give up all hope and you may want to consider whether retaking the LSAT would benefit you. If I can help you through the application process in any way, please let me know through www.lawschoolexpert.com
    Thanks so much for reading the blog.

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  46. I took the LSATs after studying for two and a half months and received a score in the forty-ninth percentile. The next two times I took the test I cancelled my score (I am a little neurotic and feel I need a good score). I was unaware of this until recently (about a week ago), but to take the LSAT more than three times in a two year period I have to get a letter from a law school requesting for the LSAC to allow me to take the test again. When I called the LSAC regarding the policy a customer service associate told me 'she never heard of a school that would not write the letter' (I needed). So I called two law schools and both of them said they had a policy of not writing these letters. Please be honest is there any way I can get a letter to take the test again by September or December?

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  47. Hopefully you called schools in your geographic area first, but in either event keep trying because there are schools who will help you with this. Good luck!

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  48. I took the LSAT and received a score of 142 and I have a GPA of 3.1. After taking the LSAT twice (cancelling the first score), I decided to enroll in a non ABA approved local school. I have completed my first year of school and have decided that I really want to go to an ABA approved school, preferably University of TN or Memphis School of Law because I live in TN. Should I re-take the LSAT before I apply? And will it help me in the admissions process that I have completed a year of law school and was successful??

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  49. I've been to prison twice, but since then I have a 3.0 gpa and I scored 155 on L.S.A.T I'm also a licensed plumber of two years. what are my chances of getting accepted a lae school?

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  50. Ray, I really can't give such specific advice over the blog format because I don't know enough information. If you're interested in an initial consultation, please contact me through my law school admission consulting website at www.lawschoolexpert.com
    thank you.

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  51. I got a 156 on my LSAT the first time around. I'm planning on taking it again in October, and so far am scoring in the 161-162 range when I take my practice tests. I know that this score is okay, but not great since I graduated with a BA in poli sci with a GPA of only 2.9! However, I have a strong resume, a recommendation from my dean, employer, and a professor. I also want to go into public interest law. My dream school is Temple University's Beasley Law School. Do you think (based on the above information) I have a remote chance of getting in???

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  52. Hello Ann,
    I recently scored a 151 on a practice test, I have 3 weeks before the actual LSAT so hopefully I can raise my score a little. I will graduate with a 2.9 overall GPA. As many other posters have also said, I too have overcome many obstacles. I grew up in poverty, had a disabled parent, and I had a child my freshamn year of college. My 1st choice is the University of Louisville, 2nd choice Northern KY. What do you think of my chances? Also, should hardships be mentioned in personal essays? Thank you so much!

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  53. HI Marie - it's very hard for me to give applicant-specific advice in the blog format because I just don't know the whole picture about anonymous individuals. Generally, hardships are good to address if you have actually overcome them. Good luck on the LSAT!

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  54. Hello Ann K, I graduated from college 5 years ago with a 3.2 gpa and applied to law school then with a 143 lsat score in early March. I understand that is the most competitive time to apply. I now 5 years of police experience and I have been studying deligiently for the upcoming lsat, only to have improved my score so far by 5 points. Here's the biggie, I do have a misdemeanor charge on my record. My concern is that my low lsat score and one bad decision will keep me from realizing my dream. What are my chances? Also I only have about a month to get my applications in early. What should I do?

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  55. I am more concerned about the Low LSAT than the misdemeanor but I can't give such specific advice on the blog format - I just don't have enough information. For now, concentrate on getting the LSAT score up.

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  56. Here's a secret some of you people should be aware of: if you are a white male with a sub 150 LSAT, you don't have a hope in hell of getting admitted to a top 100 law school. I'm a 3L at just such a school and I can tell you I have NEVER met a WM with a sub 150 LSAT. Gender and especially RACE play a huge role in admissions. This business about extra c's and rec's is garbage. I didn't have a single ec, social membership, or even an impressive GPA. No, what I had was a decent LSAT score, which I worked hard to get. A high LSAT trumps everything. (Don't believe me? Log on to lawschoonumbers.com) As well, many of the 4th tiers that do accept you are really just there to take your money. They know full well you won't be getting a job when you graduate. Even worse, if you are enticed into attending one of these schools, be prepared to have your "scholarship" yanked after 1st year.

    Advice: Get all the Powerscore books, take as many practice exams as you can, and implement a 4-5 hr a day, 3 month study schedule. If you have a low LSAT and this seems like "too much work" then you don't have what it takes to be a successful law student.

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  57. Dear Ms. Levine:

    I find your information quite helpful and inspiring.

    I have taken the LSAT 3 times with poor results. They have increased form 139 to 140 to 143, yet even practicing every weekend and even daily, the number does not go beyond 148 in practice tests, So I am actually going to try it agian tomorrow.

    I live in the Washington DC area, have a GPA of 3.42, am 36 year old male hispanic (born outside the US), obtained my degreee in legal studies studying part time and working full time at a real estate law firm; and for about 2 months now, I have a part time job as a freelance Spanish interpeter for the office of administrative hearings, motor vehicle admin., dept. of juvenile services, worker comp. commission, etc. All related to law practices, and in front of judges and commisioners.

    I have 2 girls, and a family established in this region. I also managed to own 2 other properties.

    Do you think that a local school, knowing that most are 1st and 2nd tier, would even consider my appication?? Moving would be really difficult for me.

    Thank you in advance for your reply.

    D.

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  58. D. Thanks for writing. If your score comes out in the high 140s, there are schools in the area I could recommend but of course chances of admission aren't likely. However, I actually haven't seen low 140s clients be successful in the last few years and I no longer take on clients with LSATs as your past LSAT scores have been.
    Good luck tomorrow.

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  59. Like many others who have written in this blog I have low LSAT, 140and a GPA of 3.10 in Marine Biology. I want to know if I have a chance of getting in somewhere. As for me I have already completed my master's in Marine Policy with a 3.8 GPA. And for the past 3 years I have been working on a doctorate in Marine Biology with a GPA of 3.9. I have decided to go to law school after change in heart with Marine Biology. What is your opinion?

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  60. Hi Ann, I came across your blog and wanted to drop a note thanking you for the kind advice you've been giving others. :) I'm in the process of applying to international law programs, but I come from a very different background, I think, from most applicants. Due to cultural conflict at the start of my undergrad, my parents disowned me and I had to put myself through college. My school was extremely helpful in guiding me financially and academically. Now I work two jobs after graduating to keep up with student loans. I took the LSAT amidst all of this and scored a 153 - not really in the ballpark for the Top 25. I know I'm capable of doing better, it's just difficult given my circumstances to study in a peaceful state of mind. On the flip-side, I have some extremely honorable references from directors and personnel in international relations in the US and Canada, and I believe that my personal statement might help to explain discrepancies in my scores. Have you ever come across candidates with this situation before?

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  61. This is the age old problem of a really bright person who doesn't do as well on the LSAT as he/she would like and I would be happy to talk with you about some ideas and strategies if you contact me through www.lawschoolexpert.com.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

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  62. Hey,
    I just got my LSAT score and am disappointed. I scored 155 after several weeks of work in prep books. I am a hard-working white male student with a 3.825 GP at WFU. I really want to attend Chapel Hill, but know my LSAT score may not be in the ballpark. I was wondering if I should capitalize on how neither my SAT or LSAT scores reflect who I am as a student in hopes that I can convince admissions I would be an asset. Should I retact in December, knowing that I am in a difficult semester being overloaded in papers in projects, limiting my study time for the test? Should I set my sights lower than Chapel HIll or do I have a shot?
    Hardworking Student

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  63. Hello Hard Working Student.
    First, an LSAT that is better than 2/3 of all applicants doesn't qualify as a "very low LSAT." It's a fine LSAT, although I do understand you are disappointed. In terms of analyzing chances at certain schools and deciding whether to retake, I want to encourage you to contact me through www.lawschoolexpert.com so I can provide you with more personalized information than the blog format allows.
    Ann

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  64. I thought this blog was really helpful by reading other people's comments so I thought I would post too.

    I am 20yr minority and graduating from UW this June in only 3 years. I have a 3.85 GPA with a BA in pre-law and minor in pol sci, and I am in Phi Betta Kappa. I have worked at two law firms (private and county) for a span of the past 3 years and 10 years worth of volunteer work. My personal statement is great because it is based on my disease and how I am turning my personal experiences into helping others by being an attorney. I have one letter of rec from an attorney and two from profs. that know my academic strength.

    Now, I am NOT a standardized test taker because my SATs were pretty low but I was able to get into UW with a great HS GPA and extra curr. activities. I just took the LSAT and I received a 142. What should I do? Will everything else be able to off-set my LSAT score? What are the chances of getting into a tier 3 law school?

    Thank you for your help!

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  65. Oh! I forgot one thing to add to my last post

    Is it better to go ahead and apply for priority deadlines or not with that LSAT score? (as of now, I am signed up to retake it just to save me a seat, but I do not know how much better I can do since I have been scoring in the 140s, took a test prep course already, and studied really hard for it)

    thanks again!

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  66. Hi,

    I just got my scores and am a smudge less disappointed after reading this blog. I got a 144 and my GPA is 3.75. I am 26, Black and a single mother of a 2 year old. I went back to school to complete my Bachelors degree in business when she was barely 1 year old and have managed to maintain a high GPA and will be graduating in June. I have 5 years experience as a legal research assistant at 2 very well known and respected law firms in NY and have been working in the hedge fund industry for the last 3 years doing more investigative research.

    I really cannot afford to take the LSAT again so is it worth it to try to apply with this score and my GPA and background or should i just shelve the dream and get an MBA? I am also not a good standardized test taker so even if I could take it again it may not make that much of a difference.

    Thanks!

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  67. After 3 weeks of waiting, my lsat score for october was finally here. And to my surpirse it was a measly 146. I had been scoring in the upper 150's lower 160's in my practice tests. I am a 21 year old college senior with a dobule major in poli sci and psychology. My gpa is 3.7 and I will be graduating with honors from both majros as well as from the university.
    I am hispanic, first of my family to go to college, let alone pursue a career after that. I am part of psichi (psychology honros society), phi kappa phi and the secretary for the national society of collegiate scholars for our campus. I don't have any internships or legal work experience, but I do have an irb approved research study I did last year for psychology.
    I live in southern california, what are my chances of getting into a good school here? I'm not sure I will score much higher if I retake the lsat in december because my semester finals are around that time. Should I take some time off and prepare for it more and then retake it, or will my numbers as of now get me in somewhere "respectable?" Thanks for your advice.

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  68. Hi Ann,

    I have just received my LSAT and it was a 156. This was a lower score than I had hoped for after two months of studying. My cumulative undergrad gpa was low at a 2.8, though in my last 2 years as a journalism major I made a 3.5 or above each semester. I am also an older applicant at 28 with over two years of solid work experience in media and publishing. I have gone through many events over the past few years, including evacuating during Hurricane Katrina and moving to New York. I was hoping to go to law school in New Orleans at either Tulane or Loyola. My question is: do you think I would be better off to retake the LSAT and hope for a better score, or begin applying to schools now and hope to get in.

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  69. Your blog is excellent. I took the lsats this month and scored a 145 (had a 3.32 college GPA also). I did only semi-prepare for about a month, but do not have much time due to my current job.

    My question is, after reading the different sites for lsat ranges, what chance do I really have at places such as Brooklyn, NY Law, Albany Law and how many should I truly apply to?

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  70. Hi Anonymous,
    You need to retake the test; you didn't prepare adequately and you'll waste your time, effort and money applying this year if you don't try again.....

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  71. Ok everybody - I'm glad you love this post, but I can't respond to any more anonymous comments because I've noticed my responses make no sense when you can't tell which anonymous person's question I'm answering. So please use names! Thanks so much. It will make my job much easier.

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  72. I have an LSAT score of 151 that I just got back. I am signed up for the December LSAT as a re-take. My GPA overall is a 3.34, but I transferred after my sophomore year and my GPA at my new school (both schools ranked nearly the same in US News Report) is 3.6-3.7. I am a white male traditional student. I am trying really hard to get into U of Kansas, U of Nebraska, or Saint Louis. What do you think I need to do on my next LSAT/ do overall to get into these schools?

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  73. Ann,
    Thanks so much for all of this help. I recently posted as anonymous before reading your last post saying to cease doing so. So here's my situation:

    I just got my October LSAT scores back. I got a 151, I was scoring 158-160 on the practices but I really only took about 5 tests. I looked hard at the material for about two weeks, but I now know this was not enough. I used Kaplan's logic games book and their general lsat book.

    I am signed up for a retake in December and have signed up for a weekend powerscore course 2 weeks prior to the exam. I also purchased 2 of the packages of 10 Official LSAT PrepTests.

    My GPA is a 3.34 overall, I transfered schools (schools that are virtually identical in US News Reports). My GPA at my new school is a 3.6-3.7

    I am a traditional white male student.

    I am trying to get into U of Kansas, U of Nebraska, and St. Louis U. Am I doing enough to get my scores up? Am I realistic in aiming for these schools?

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  74. Melissa, the answer to your question depends upon whether you're applying to schools who will consider you with the score....

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  75. Elizabet, with a strong application you should give it a shot.

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  76. JoshuaNC, thanks so much for reposting. I really appreciate it. You did NOT prepare enough, and you didn't need me to tell you that. You have to retake it, and when you do so then you'll be able to submit a strong application (I hope!) to the schools you hope to attend.

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  77. I just received my lsat score, a 154, which was disappointing. I was scoring in the 154-160 range during my practice tests, studied for over a year and even took a kaplan course. Do you think I can improve by December, if I retake it?

    I am a first generation, hispanic woman, with a 3.6 gpa from UC Berkeley. Is there any hope of getting into a school like UC Hastings or UCLA with my scores?

    Thanks,
    Denise

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  78. I just received my lsat score, a 154, which was disappointing. I was scoring in the 154-160 range during my practice tests, studied for over a year and even took a kaplan course. Do you think I can improve by December, if I retake it?

    I am a first generation, hispanic woman, with a 3.6 gpa from UC Berkeley. Is there any hope of getting into a school like UC Hastings or UCLA with my scores?

    Thanks,
    Denise

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  79. Hey me again. Thanks so much for the encouragement! Since I just found out my results and there is approximately only 40 days left til the retake. Is that enough time to study? Like I said I'm taking the Powerscore weekend course 2 weekends before. My friend whose already taken the course has lent me the Powerscore book they use already and I have the Logic Games Bible and 2 books of 10 Preptests on the way with an additional 2 tests. Is this sufficient time/material?

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  80. I took the lsat twice. My higher score was 138. My undergrad GPA is 2.98. Im feeling discouraged about ever being accepted into Law School. Please give me some insight or advice on what I should do.

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  81. First, I want to say thank you for creating this site. Really cool.
    OK. So, I just got my LSAT score back and, while I did OK with a 156, the score is on the low side of what my first-choice school will take. I'm an Economics major with a GPA in the 3.5 - 3.6 range. I'm an older student (33), married with a child on the way. As such, I'm fairly limited in the schools I can go to. One is a private school which will cost at least 1 arm and 1 leg.... and maybe more. The other is a very good (and affordable) public university (my first choice). Being on the low side of the accepted LSAT scores for the public university, what, in your professional opinion, should I be doing in my application to improve my chances?
    Again, thank you so much for this service.
    - Jason

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  82. Thanks Jason - simply make sure everything within your control is as strong as possible - LORs, Resume, Personal Statement, any addenda or optional essays. Knock their socks off! Oh, and visit the campus!

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  83. I have a 3.5 GPA and a 146 on the LSAT. I am attending a reputable university and I am going to be working with an admissions consultant to make my application as strong as possible. I also plan to take the LSAT again this December. I am worried that one month is not long enough to prepare, but I originally started preparing in May. Assuming that my LSAT score does not increase by much, what are my chances of getting into a tier one law school? If not tier one, then at least a good law school? I appreciate any guidance you can provide.

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  84. I took the LSAT in June, and I scored a 147. I have a 3.5 GPA at Christian Brothers University, in Memphis, TN. I am planning on taking the LSAT again in December. Do you think I have a good chance at getting into law school at Memphis? How much higher does my score need to be? What's the fastest way to raise your score? I only have about a month until test time. Thanks a lot

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  85. Hi Brandon, I can't tell you the fastest way to raise your score because I'm not an LSAT tutorial specialist. However, according to Memphis' own stats, your chances of acceptance increase substantially at above the 150 level, and again at above 155.... Good luck!

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  86. i have a gpa of 3.95, a score of 151 that i'm retaking in december, and two misdemeanors that could be attributed to undiagnosed add. do i have a chance at getting in?

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  87. It depends on where you're trying to get in : )
    I just want to remind everyone that I do try to answer questions but cannot answer questions about your chances at particular schools. Also it would be helpful to me if you would not use Anonymous as your sign-in because it confuses readers as to which question I'm answering. Thanks!

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  88. Hey I have an LSAT score of 144 and im taking the test again in 3 weeks. My GPA is about 3.0. Im scoring about a 155 but im still very nervous i wont get in anywhere. Where do you think i should apply?Im thinking about applying to Thomas Jefferson and Western State University. Can u suggest a few more?Thanks

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  89. Anna, I'm glad I found this site. I received a 145 on my LSAT, and am retaking it again next month. I have a 3.2 gpa from Indiana U, during that time I was able to complete numerous internships including the White House. Is there any advice, suggestions, or thoughts as I begin sending out my applications? Thanks

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  90. A.C., submit the very best personal statement, resume, and LORs that you can. Choose schools very wisely (don't overestimate the value of your soft factors when creating your schools list) and apply early!
    Good luck!

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  91. Hey I have an LSAT score of 144 and im taking the test again in a week. My GPA is about 3.0. Im scoring about a 155 but im still very nervous i wont get in anywhere. Where do you think i should apply?Im thinking about applying to Thomas Jefferson and Western State University. Can u suggest a few more?Thanks

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  92. Hi Steven,
    Creating a schools list is something I spend a lot of time doing once I know my clients very well, so unfortunately I can't do it in the blog format. Please let me know if I can help you in any other way. Good luck with the LSAT!
    Ann

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  93. Hey, I am currently a junior and am taking the LSAT in june, what would you prefer would be the best way to study for the LSAT on my own, I just ordered cheap Kaplan LSAT prep. I will have a GPA of about 3.4 from University of Georgia and I took 3 practice tests without any prep. and my lowest was 149 and the highest was 155, how can I raise that to lets say lower 161, if it is possible at all. And what schools would be best for me, if I want to attend a school in the Boston area? ty

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  94. Hi Danish, most of my clients prefer the Powerscore bibles for at-home self-study.
    In terms of schools, this isn't something I can do unless I know a lot more about you - which is why its a service I provide to my law school admission consulting clients. If you'd like help in any way, please feel free to check out www.lawschoolexpert.com
    Ann

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  95. Hi,

    I just received my lsat score today and I am really disappointed. I received 147. my GPA is 3.78 with double majors in Hardware Engineering and Computer Science. I have work experience and research. Is there a way I can get admission in Arizona state university or any other university ranking between 25 to 75th?

    Thanks,

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  96. Hi,

    I received my lsat score today. I got 147. my gpa is 3.78 in double majors computer science and hardware engineering from arizona state university. I have work experience and currently pursuing masters in computer science and working for aerospace industry. Do I have any chance to get into school ranking between 25 to 75th or Arizona state university?

    Thanks,

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  98. Umm, Janie? I need to know your LSAT score to help you with this....

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  99. Sorry- didn't realize it went through

    144.

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  100. Hello,

    I just got my LSAT scores and I am really nervous about my chances of getting into any of the schools on my list. I was set on NYU or Columbia until an hour ago.

    I graduated with a 3.7 Magna Cum Laude, with a double major in political science and development studies, I was elected to student government among other extracurriculars, I received a fellowship upon graduation, I will have an MA in a related field by May and I am trilingual BUT I scored a 144 on my LSATs.

    Is there any way to get these schools to look past my score?

    I really appreciate the help. Thank you.

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  101. Hello,

    I just got my LSAT scores and I am really nervous about my chances of getting into any of the schools on my list. I was set on NYU or Columbia until an hour ago.

    I graduated with a 3.7 Magna Cum Laude, with a double major in political science and development studies, I was elected to student government among other extracurriculars, I received a fellowship upon graduation, I will have an MA in a related field by May and I am trilingual BUT I scored a 144 on my LSATs.

    Is there any way to get these schools to look past my score?

    I really appreciate the help. Thank you.

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  102. hey i was wondering if there is any hope for me...i have a very strong GPA at about 3.9 and i took the december lsat and bombed it with a 141...i never really had time to study or prepare for it due to my athletic schedule and have no clue how i will do if i retake it in feb...with a strong gpa is there a chance i can get into a decent school?

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  103. I scored a 138 and i have a 3.54 GPA . Should i retake the test or is there any chance of getting into a law school with my low score. I took the december LSAT and anxiety kicked in.

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  104. I'd like to graduate from a 2nd tier law school.

    I recently received a LSAT score of 144; this is my first time taking the test. I have an undergraduate GPA of 3.45.

    Assuming that I can get into a 4th tier law school for next fall, would it be better to start school right away with the hopes of transferring later on or, should I wait and try to increase my LSAT score in June?

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  105. Hi I just recently received my LSAT score (140) which I am not particularly happy with. I have taken the test a couple of times with the hope that I will be able to increase my score and have come up short. Throughout my years in school, I've learned that some people have weaknesses when it comes to multiple choice tests, and I am one of those people. For me, my strength lies in essay type exams, not the the current right answer (more right answer) multiple choice test format. If the LSAT was a written test, I have no doubt in my mind that I would achieve the level of success that I am accustomed to. I don't feel that the LSAT is an acceptable means to gauge ones performance and whether or not an they will succeed in law school, all it shows is who is better at pressure on one given day of the year, nothing more.

    So since my future lays in the hands of the admissions committees, I am looking to see what types of options I have to go with. I have applied to a number of law schools in Canada, and now I am looking into whether I have any options within the US and if there is any chance that I will be able to get into law school there.

    With respect to grades, I was on the Dean's List in grad school and had avg grades throughout my undergraduate degree. I have spent numerous years working in law firms, as well as other industries, volunteering in the community, as well as participating in competitive sports as a means to build up my resume. I am determined to get into law school and I am willing to do almost anything to make that happen. At this point I am also considering rewriting the LSAT for a 5th time in an effort to increase my score yet again.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated

    -S-

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  106. Hi I just recently received my LSAT score (140) which I am not particularly happy with. I have taken the test a couple of times with the hope that I will be able to increase my score and have come up short. Throughout my years in school, I've learned that some people have weaknesses when it comes to multiple choice tests, and I am one of those people. For me, my strength lies in essay type exams, not the the current right answer (more right answer) multiple choice test format. If the LSAT was a written test, I have no doubt in my mind that I would achieve the level of success that I am accustomed to. I don't feel that the LSAT is an acceptable means to gauge ones performance and whether or not an they will succeed in law school, all it shows is who is better at pressure on one given day of the year, nothing more.

    So since my future lays in the hands of the admissions committees, I am looking to see what types of options I have to go with. I have applied to a number of law schools in Canada, and now I am looking into whether I have any options within the US and if there is any chance that I will be able to get into law school there.

    With respect to grades, I was on the Dean's List in grad school and had avg grades throughout my undergraduate degree. I have spent numerous years working in law firms, as well as other industries, volunteering in the community, as well as participating in competitive sports as a means to build up my resume. I am determined to get into law school and I am willing to do almost anything to make that happen. At this point I am also considering rewriting the LSAT for a 5th time in an effort to increase my score yet again.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated

    -S-

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  107. Anonimo,
    Obviously, you're going to have to adjust your expectations regarding schools. You should evaluate what you did to prepare for the LSAT and do some soul searching to determine the likelihood of being able to raise your score on a retake. You might want to give yourself more time and put the test off until June and apply for Fall 2010 admission (as one possible alternative).
    There are schools that will look past your score, and everything else you have going for you does count, but Top 5 law schools can choose from people with 173s and 3.9s and Master Degrees and diversity, so they don't have a lot of incentive to dip to someone with a 144 LSAT.... This is not the end of your promising legal career, it just means you're going to have to adjust expectations about how you might obtain it (and where).

    Happy new year.

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  108. Anonymous, I would play it both ways. See where you can get in with the score and take the June LSAT as a back up plan for Fall 2010.... That way you'll be keeping your options open.....

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  109. Top Diva,
    I believe it is in your best interest to retake the LSAT.

    Ann

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  110. Ann,

    I am a college senior at Rutgers University majoring in Political Science and minoring in Psychology. I messed up in the first two years of college because I tried to pursue a major in business to get into the business school, which proved unsuccessful. My major GPA is 2.5, and my cumulative GPA is about 2.6 right now. I took the LSATs twice this year--once in October, and once in December and both times I got the same score, a 141. Also, I am Indian, so I hope that being a minority helps me out. I am applying to New York Law School, Hofstra Law School, City University of New York Law School, and Pace Law School. If I write an amazing personal statement, do I have a chance at any one of these law schools despite my low GPA and low LSAT score?

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  111. Ann,

    I am a college senior at Rutgers University majoring in Political Science and minoring in Psychology. I messed up in the first two years of college because I tried to pursue a major in business to get into the business school, which proved unsuccessful. My major GPA is 2.5, and my cumulative GPA is about 2.6 right now. I took the LSATs twice this year--once in October, and once in December and both times I got the same score, a 141. Also, I am Indian, so I hope that being a minority helps me out. I am applying to New York Law School, Hofstra Law School, City University of New York Law School, and Pace Law School. If I write an amazing personal statement, do I have a chance at any one of these law schools despite my low GPA and low LSAT score?

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  112. Thanks Ann,
    With a 144 LSAT score and a 3.45 GPA, do I have any business applying to second tier law schools?

    Thank you.

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  113. Hi Ann,

    I came across this blog as I was searching for an answers as to whether I should write an addendum or not. I have a 3.59 cumulative GPA (3.66 Major) and a 147 (1st time) and a 152 (2nd Time). It's only a 5 point jump and I was wondering if I should write an addendum and if so, how should I craft it?

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  114. Charles, it couldn't hurt to write a very simple 2 sentence addendum explaining the increase but it's not absolutely necessary (except for schools that state they want an explanation).

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  115. How should I write it so that it does not sound like I am whining?

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  116. Hi Ann,

    I am a 23 year old married Hispanic Female. I have a 3.825 gpa, graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society), and Golden Key Member.

    I started studying for the LSAT a few weeks ago and continue to get a score of 138. I am schedueled to take the LSAT February 7th but I'm not sure whether I should take it since I keep scoring so low on the practice exams or if I should wait to take it in June. My reason for wanting to take it now is because I would like to start going to school Fall 09' since I just graduated Fall 08' and I don't want to wait another year before I can go back to school. I would like to go to Texas Wesleya, SMU, or Baylor. Do you think I have a chance of getting in this fall?

    Thanks,
    JB

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  117. JB, your academic credentials are amazing but you don't sound ready to take the LSAT, and if you take it now and apply for Fall 09 you're not going to be happy with your results. I would like to see you take it in June and really put forth your best effort, your best applications, and apply early.

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  118. Hi Ann:

    I have a 2.29 GPA overall but over a 3.0 in my major (government) and 4 A - and 4 B + in my final year. Most of my grades were B's but I did have a handful of c's d's and f's that brought down my GPA because I worked full-time and went to Harvard Extension in the evenings. I scored a 153 on my lsat the first time and a 154 on teh lsat the second time. I have 7 years of experience in the legal field as a secretary, I have done volunteer work for the past four years and I paid for my whole undergraduate education by myself. I didnt go into detail in my personal statement about my low gpa or anything but I did talk about the challenges of workin/school full-time and the importance to me of my real life experinences working in the legal field and as a volunteer.

    Do you thibk that they will give me some extra points for going to Harvard which is a very hard school? (atleast it was for me)

    I applied to USF law
    Santa Clara
    and Golden Gate

    Do you think I may get in?

    Thank you!

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  119. Thank you Ann! I decided to take your advice and wait.

    I keep on having problems with the argument section in the practice exams, Im not sure how you are supposed to study for those kinds of questions. I also am having some trouble with the RC part of the exam. Is there anything that you can recommend that might help me study for these sections of the test better?

    Thanks,
    JB

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  120. Hi JB, I am no longer responding to comments on this blog. However, I answered your question here:
    http://www.lawschoolexpert.com/blog/2009/02/05/preparing-for-the-lsat/

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  121. Sara - I think you have a lot to offer, but you might have to prove yourself at Golden Gate and then perhaps transfer if things go well....
    By the way, please note my new blog address at http://www.lawschoolexpert.com/blog/

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  122. Ann,

    I could not find the answer you posted on the link you gave me....

    Thanks,
    JB

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  123. JB, the entire post is about you : ) Check out Feb. 5th blog posting.....

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  124. I got a 147 on the LSAT and a GPA of 3.8 in Liberal Arts. I am from MD and am applying to most law schools in the MD-DC area. Do I have any hope?

    Thanks for all your help!

    Diana B.

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  125. I recently sat for the LSAT and got a 138 (after getting a 148on my practice LSAT before that).My GPA is a 3.7 and I am in the honors program. I work for hard in hopes of getting into William & Mary or the like. In the past, I have not been a good standardized test taker. Should I take it again or leave as is and just go with it?

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  126. Hello. I recently sat for the LSAT and got a 138 (after getting a 148 on my PSAT). My GPA is 3.7 and I am in the honors program. I work very hard on a day to day basis for my future and am seriously discouraged that a four hour test can determine my ability for law school, since law school itself is not about a four hour test, but about a three year day to day process. Anyways, sorry...I am ranting. Do you think that I should take it again or leave as is and attempt to get into schools?

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  127. Christie, I no longer use this blog but replied to your comment here: http://www.lawschoolexpert.com/blog/2007/07/12/very-low-lsat-scores/comment-page-3/#comment-1043

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  128. Hi, Ann I scored a 137 and 143 on the LSAT and I have a 2.88 GPA from UT-Austin. I want to attend Tulane Law. Is this a realistic option or should I retake the LSAT this February and see if I can score higher?

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  129. Chandress1,
    I haven't used this blog since 2008. For additional discussion that I believe you will find helpful, please see:
    http://www.lawschoolexpert.com/blog/2008/08/18/when-is-a-low-lsat-score-too-low/

    If you have any comments or questions, please post them under this link. Thanks so much.

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  130. Hi .....i have a GPA of 3and a low LSAT score of 140, but i still want to get into a law school....what should i do?? are they any bottom colleges that might take me in??

    Shruti

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  131. Shruti, This blog is no longer active. The post and comments continue here: http://www.lawschoolexpert.com/blog/2007/07/12/very-low-lsat-scores/

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  132. Also, I have a 3.59 GPA. (I forgot to include that in the previous post.) So I have taken the LSATs twice with scores of 145 and 150 and am wondering if I should take the LSATs again. Thanks.

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  133. Hello,

    I am junior in college with a gpa of 3.86. I am not planning on taking the real lsat until next june or October. However, I scored a 148 on the diagnostic practice test, but realize that this is a low score. Is it reasonable to believe that I could raise my score by ten or more points if I am studying regularly, and will be taking a kaplan course before the actual lsat? My dream school is the University of Michigan Law School and I know a 148 will not cut it. Im basically just curious as to whether or not you feel I have a decent chance or not of increasing my score a good amount?

    Aaron

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