I've been debating for a while whether I am making the right decision of dropping so much $$ in LSAT prep and Applications fees when I do not have the best LSAT or GPA and if I should even bother writing the August LSAT. I have written before and got a 153 and 150.
I have been studying on and off for the past year but for the past 3 months, I really got down to it and had a schedule where I was studying 4 times a week.
Lately, most practice tests have been around mid to high 160s. The last one was a 166. However, it does sometimes fluctuate so much that I would end up with a 157 which is making me rethink as to whether I want to write in the next three months.
I don't have the best GPA either. I have three years of undergrad as I converted credits from college (3.5/4.0 not that it matters) so my three years look something like this:
B, B-, B-, B+, A-
A-, A-, B-, B
B, B, B+, C, C+
B, B, B, C+ Repeated and got an A, C- Repeated and got a B+
A, A, A- A-
A-, A-, A-, A-, A-
I am currently in school taking classes to boost my GPA and my prediction is that I shouldn't have a problem getting at least an A- to an A in them. I'm planning to also take a full Fall semester (5 courses) to increase my GPA but in the end, how much of a difference would it really make?
I decided end of year 3 that I wanted to go to Law school but at the time, I only had one year to do well in my courses which I did but it didn't improve my GPA as much.
I'm not sure what to do at this point. Should I write the August LSAT and see what score I get? or would it not be worth it considering my low GPA?
Open to any sort of advice. Should I pursue a Masters instead and drop the idea of becoming a lawyer?
My ECs are average. I interned with a Criminal Defense Attorney, started a club on campus, volunteer at shelters etc.