4/21-So I took today and decided to sort through the myriad of thoughts that are running through my head about this entire process. I decided to take a realistic look at the options (or lack thereof) and to try and determine what I've done wrong.
(1)-With my GPA I simply need a higher LSAT score if I want to be considered for the schools I am targeting. The NYC area schools are extremely competitive and If I want to have a realistic shot I have to retake the LSAT. Moving is not an option for me. have a great job life here in the city so that elimimates my ability to move.
(2)- I need to apply earlier. This is my one gripe with the entire process. I don't understand why these schools have March or April deadlines when it is clear that applying late severly restricts your ability to be admitted. I think it needs to be made clearer that if you are submitting your application a week or two before the deadline, you will ultimately not go complete until well after the deadline passes. For example, I submitted my application complete to Seton Hall in early march and three weeks later my application was still being processed. I just think that these late deadlines are for the most part pointless. If I had known that applying so close to the deadline was detrimental, I would have sat this cycle out. I guess I have to accept the blame for my situation because I should have done more research heading into the process.
So, as of today, I am preparing myself for the distinct possibility that I will not be attending law school this year. My best option at this point is getting off of the waitlist at Hofstra (which is my top choice). I am not giving up on the other schools but being placed on the waitlist at PACE was a wake-up call.
I am going to register for another LSAT prep course tomorrow with the aim of sitting for the October test. I am going to buckle down and study over the summer for this test and hopefully I can finally get over the stupid logic games that trip me up and finally understand "Assumption" questions.
Then I'm going to go over my personal statement (possibly hire an admissions consultant) and get them ready to be submitted the first day that applications are due. But again the key is the LSAT score, I need to do whatever I can to raise it by another 5-9 points. SIgh.
Oh well, enough venting for now.