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Old 10-25-2017, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Lawyer
LSAT prep teacher
I applied to be an LSAT prep teacher during law school (I scored in the 99.9%tile - monkey theory). They told me I was not qualified.
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:28 PM
 
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You can learn the LSAT and how to master it. That's what the LSAT prep teachers know. People who score highly on it haven't necessarily mastered the test so they CAN score highly on it. LSAT prep teachers show you patterns in the questions and how to strategically tackle each one, and also what traps people commonly fall in and how to avoid them.

The LSAT is useless if you don't want to go to law school. Don't put it on your resume, don't do anything with it except use it to apply to law schools.

The LSAT doesn't even help you in law school. Scoring well on the LSAT doesn't automatically transfer to great 1L grades or passing the Bar down the line.
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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You can learn the LSAT and how to master it. That's what the LSAT prep teachers know. People who score highly on it haven't necessarily mastered the test so they CAN score highly on it. LSAT prep teachers show you patterns in the questions and how to strategically tackle each one, and also what traps people commonly fall in and how to avoid them.

The LSAT is useless if you don't want to go to law school. Don't put it on your resume, don't do anything with it except use it to apply to law schools.

The LSAT doesn't even help you in law school. Scoring well on the LSAT doesn't automatically transfer to great 1L grades or passing the Bar down the line.
No, but it opens the doors of the top ten law schools.
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Really? So the skills required to become a lawyer have no overlap/correlation with ANY other degree or occupation? Isn't the LSAT very heavy on verbal...and maybe logic? If the OP scored high enough then perhaps he has enough persuasive powers (as a lawyer would) to convince someone of how this score bodes well for his success? Think a tiny bit out of the box, people!
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:55 AM
 
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The LSAT doesn't even help you in law school. Scoring well on the LSAT doesn't automatically transfer to great 1L grades or passing the Bar down the line.
The same with the MCAT, studies have shown no real correlation with MCAT scores and how well someone did on Step-1 of the USMLE or how well they did as a student, grade-wise, in medical school.
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Really? So the skills required to become a lawyer have no overlap/correlation with ANY other degree or occupation? Isn't the LSAT very heavy on verbal...and maybe logic? If the OP scored high enough then perhaps he has enough persuasive powers (as a lawyer would) to convince someone of how this score bodes well for his success? Think a tiny bit out of the box, people!
The LSAT doesn't demonstrate the skills to become a successful lawyer, it demonstrates the skills to do well on a law school admission test.

Besides, the OP asked about what they could use an LSAT score for, not whatever skills they might have.
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Really? So the skills required to become a lawyer have no overlap/correlation with ANY other degree or occupation? Isn't the LSAT very heavy on verbal...and maybe logic? If the OP scored high enough then perhaps he has enough persuasive powers (as a lawyer would) to convince someone of how this score bodes well for his success? Think a tiny bit out of the box, people!
Apparently, we are to believe that high LSAT scores come out of a silo and have no relevance to anyhing else at all. That hasn't been my experience at all.
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:10 PM
 
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Really? So the skills required to become a lawyer have no overlap/correlation with ANY other degree or occupation? Isn't the LSAT very heavy on verbal...and maybe logic? If the OP scored high enough then perhaps he has enough persuasive powers (as a lawyer would) to convince someone of how this score bodes well for his success? Think a tiny bit out of the box, people!


Read the question. The question wasn't if there was overlap or correlation with any other skills or occupation.

The question was what can someone do with a high LSAT score.


Those are different animals altogether.
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
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Are there any other opportunities?
Nothing save for bragging. But if your scores are high enough, You will never hear the end of the questions wondering why you did not apply to law school...
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:41 PM
 
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