Friday, February 27, 2009

Got my LSAT score...

151. Right smack dab in the middle. 50% of the people who took the test I did on that day did better than me. Conversely, I did better than 50% of the people who took that test that day.
My first thought was "geeze, can I still get into law school? Should I even try?" My next thoughts were of all the people who have told me "if anyone can do law school, you can", and my next thoughts, by far the most reassuring, were that perhaps that test didn't test the skills I possess that make me a good candidate for law school or a good potential lawyer. (Later things like, "I was really stressed out..." and "I've never really been that good at taking tests anyway" popped up too.)
So, I looked at the previous stats for people who were admitted to the school I want to attend. I don't remember which year it was, but 3 people with similar LSAT scores and GPAs were admitted. Three. To some, that might seem dismal. To me, it means there's still a chance. I will be applying, but for now I'm going to get my act together working my business (something that makes me a unique candidate), volunteering, and getting my brain back in shape so that when the time comes I will appear as an ideal candidate, even if my LSAT score doesn't necessarily reflect that.
There's also the possibility of taking it again too. I haven't ruled that out.

1 comment:

willis said...

The worse lawyers in the world made it through their school, LSAT, and passed the Bar. Idiot lawyers of note: Quayle, Agnew, Giuliani, Cantor, Vitter, Cornyn, Graham, Gonzales, and Coulter.

I got a feeling you'll do fine if not this time then next.