Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Wait Is Over

As some of you may recall, I took the LSAT back in mid December. When it was much colder than it is now for some reason. Perhaps I should have taken that as a sign. Anyway, the organization that runs the testing for the LSAT had promised to email the LSAT scores by next Monday. I was checking my email earlier whilst conducting some bidness; and, lo and behold, what greeted my wandering eyes with glee? An email from LSAC telling me my score pretty as you please. 

I didn't even have a chance to get all worked up about waiting for the score. It's almost enough to make me feel cheated. Almost, but not quite. 

The best score you can get is a 180 which pretty much means you're a genius or an idiot savant. Either way, it's pretty much a guaranteed free pass into law school. They also give you a percentile ranking. That 180 score means you are in the top 1% of all test takers (and probably human beings).

My score was a 151 putting me in the top 48% of test takers. So, I guess that means I'm slightly above average or at least not completely retarded. 

As I discussed with The Queen, it wasn't quite what I was hoping for but not altogether disappointing either. It remains to be seen whether or not the score is good enough to keep my track record of once and done admissions testing. I had hoped to have a score of 160 or better which, from my research, is the score that most law schools look for in wet behind the ears college grads. I'm hoping my resume and recommendation letters give me the extra 9 points on credit.


  1. Well, crap, now what am I going to do on the 10th? I had planned to be very bothersome asking if you'd gotten the results throughout the day. Now I suppose I'll just have to work or something.

    Congrats for surviving the LSAT and on a better than average score :)

  2. Well, congratulations.
    It would appear that your self imposed standards for academic excellence, far exceeds my own...LOL

    If it were up to me (which sadly it's not) I would give you the 9 plus a few more extra points just for your 2A tendencies...

    But sadly those that are reviewing your scores will view that a little differently...

    Just saying...

    And if it is any consolation here are a couple of quotes. One by G K Chesterton, and one by Bill Beattie respectively....

    No man who worships education has got the best out of education.... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.

    The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.

    Still thinking that when you pass the bar, that if I ever need a GOOD one, I will be asking for your number....LOL although the commute rate will undoubtedly break me....*grin*

  3. GunDiva, sorry to disappoint. I have some writing assignments for you if you need something to do.

    Mr. Daddy, thanks for the encouragement. Fortunately, I have gained enough life experience to realize that the degree only gets you the first job. What you do with that first job determines how things go from there. I'd like to think you are wrong about the admissions folks here in Texas; but, sadly, I don't you are far off. I enjoyed the quotes. If you have some time to kill, you'd probably enjoy reading John Taylor Gatto's work on the current state of the education system.

  4. Hi,

    I just found your blog via Hellinahandbasket. Good reading.

    Congratulations on the LSAT score. I remember my wife sweating it out. She scored 179 and yes, did get a pass into law school. Still had some loans for books and such, but made the butchers bill much lower for us.

    Congrats again, and I look forward to reading more.


  5. Vinosaur, welcome, thanks and congratulations. I'll do my best to keep it entertaining here.


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