Yesterday around 2:30 there were reports of June 2010 LSAT takers receiving their scores. My feelings toward receiving my score went from “oh please just give me the darn score” to “oh wait, no, I’m not ready, not yet!” I checked my LSAC.org account and my pop-up link buttons turned from green to grey and then the “email score date” changed from June 28, 2010 to June 25, 2010. But like it or not – it came. And I’m one happy girl! I received my score around 5:00.
My best ever timed practice test was 153. My score on test day . . . . .155!!! A 155 marks the 64th percentile. I have no idea how I pulled it off (but hey I’m not asking questions!) In fact I was so surprised,I thought maybe LSAC had made a mistake, so I rushed to check my account online and it was consistent. I’m very thrilled and this should get me into the schools I want to go to. I think 155 is pretty good considering I started at 143 and was very limited for study time with work and school. I told myself if I got a 155 I wouldn’t retake, and as such, it is unlikely I will retake the exam.
I also got up the nerve to tell two attorneys at my firm what I was up to. They seem genuinely excited for me which is a huge relief. One even offered to write a letter of recommendation for me attesting to my stellar legal skills and experience and dedication to the firm over the last five years.
In a big way, this is very emotional for me. I have had so many naysayers in my life tell me that law school (or just college for that matter) is for smart rich kids and I certainly do not fall into that category. I’ve been told to brace myself because I’m chasing a dream that will not come true. (In my head I’m flipping off all those people right now). In a way, I’ve always felt like the underdog, and this is definitely a victory for me. Basically, this short clip of the movie “Rudy” pretty much sums it up.
Thanks for all of your encouragement and I am so delighted to be moving on in the admissions process and closer to achieving and accomplishing my dreams. 2 years ago, I never would have thought any of this would be possible.