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Is the USNWR list really a good indication of what makes a good law school?

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Jul 6, 2022
Windsor MIT '22, Harvard College Advisor

I am the half of LSD that didn't take the LSAT, or go to law school (Sorry about that). But I did go to MIT business school while surrounded by law students and lawyers, so I am somewhat qualified to talk about the intricacies of law school apps and finances.

Windsor (the dog) didn't write this but he WAS a Resident Tutor and career advisor at Harvard College with me, so deserves some credit.

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18:01
so happy for everyone who got in
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SO AMAZING.
18:01
let's fucking go
ararara
18:01
IK Im so happy im screaming
18:02
must be such a relief
18:02
like great turnout
18:02
but now how will you occupy your time lol
18:02
The best thing i found with LR is daily just read 1 passage that even if your not going to do the questions that day its helpful to familiarize yourself with the style
ararara
18:02
It's still early, right now the picture perfect apps are the ones getting their As
emphasizeempathy
18:02
Being a proud #lawnerd ... I noticed that 509s last year were dated 12/6/2021. Can we expect new 509s tomorrow?
WildOliphant
18:03
I would love some fresh 509s
emphasizeempathy
18:03
As Ben Olson's t-shirt says, "Data is the new bacon."
WildOliphant
18:04
Can't believe I've never heard that before
The only thing is that my gpa is going to drop for I am a senior currently and have a B+ because the LSAT has taken up some of my time.
I love that shirt haha
So I kind of want to apply now while I still have a 4.0
You shouldn't take the LSAT until your GPA is locked on. Focus on GPA, then LSAT. Don't apply until you have the best possible scores for both.
rhiaaaaanonnnnn
18:04
you cant retake GPA so that should be your #1 priority
WildOliphant
18:05
^
rhiaaaaanonnnnn
18:05
it depends on the school but i asked a ton of schools in the T50 and the general consensus is that hey consider highest LSAT score anyway
ararara
18:05
This site is amazing at times like this
ararara
18:05
I wish I knew about this site when I was in college
rhiaaaaanonnnnn
18:05
i should go back in my email and make a spreadsheet of the answers
rhiaaaaanonnnnn
18:06
@ararara: im still in college and if my cycle doesnt go well im prob R&R with what I know now
Likewise. I wish I knew about this site earlier. I also got a 155 my first test in September so was not expecting a 8 point increase in Nov. Certainly opened a lot more doors and I am trying to catch up now
ararara
18:06
I highly recommend R & R max your lsat score @rhi
@SlowMagicalPeacock: what was your diagnostic?
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i wish i did too but when i did learn about it i thought it may cause me more stress. is it? maybe. how are you all doing?
rhiaaaaanonnnnn
18:07
i got the same score twice i did a prep course a lot of people really like but it didnt really work for me