Skip to comments.Prayer Request: Taking Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Oct. 4
Posted on 10/02/2008 8:24:16 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
Hi folks, your friendly DaveLoneRanger dropping in to crave your prayers as I go into a very difficult exam this Saturday (October 4) that will very much shape and define my future career. It is my intent to attend law school, and most of you probably know that the LSAT is a prerequisite for admission to any law school. The LSAT is unique in that you come with no taught set of skills such as mathematics or sciences to the test, but only your intuition, intellect, logic and strategy. There are five sections. Two are logical reasoning, one is logic games, one is reading comprehension, and the other is one of the aforementioned which will not count towards the grade, but is used to vet future LSAT questions.
This can be a very difficult test. You can look up sample questions online for sure, but even veteran attorneys' eyes seem to glaze over with distaste at recalling their LSAT experience. My experience debating and picking apart logic will certainly be a boon to me, as well as some preparation I've gone through, and even an e-mail or two back and forth with DC vs. Heller's Alan Gura on the matter.
I would ask that as many of you as possible be in prayer for me that all the factors would be in place to do very well on this exam, and that even when it comes down to guessing (which does not reflect poorly on you as a test-taker in the LSAT, many are forced to) I will see above-average success in this regard. I believe God has a future in politics for me, and this is one very important hurdle for that future.
Thank you in advance, I'll try to report back.
Vanity prayer ping, if you would be so kind...
I shall pray for you to come to your senses and take the GMAT, so that you may become a contributing member of society instead of a lawyer. :)
JK - Good luck!
Prayers for you. You know you can take it quite a few times, don’t you? And it’s not as hard as you think.
Man, I hated that test. I thought it was harder than the Bar exam. Best of luck.
Good luck. The only thing more distasteful than the LSAT is law school itself, and after that, the Bar Exam.
Prayers going out to you Dave....Best wishes to you on the LSAT. I’m sure you will do great.
America needs more conservative attorneys and polticians.
We come together in prayer and agreement that Dave do GREAT on his LSAT’s and that you fill him with a peace that surpasses all understanding. We thank you God that you are sovereign and hold all things together and that your Word says ‘and anything we ask in prayer, believing, we will recieve’.
I have been there my friend. I just prayed for you. Trust your instincts. Trust the peace that our Heavenly Father will give you.
Prayers for you, Dave! I have a great feeling about you passing the test. After all, you’re a FReeper! :)
Prayers lifted. Good luck
My brother is going to take it at some point. Did you have to take a class on the LSAT before hand?
Anyway, good luck to you Dave.
And Dave....you're going to do just fine.
Did you take an LSAT prep class?
It’s not that hard. If you took a few sample tests and are reasonably intelligent, you should pass easily.
Your biggest risk in going to law school is that your reading comprehension will regress severely.
Dear Lord, not another lawyer!
Just kidding and best of luck on the test and your future.
Good luck! If Joe Biden can make it, anybody can!
Biden attended the University of Delaware in Newark, where by his own later description he was a lazy student. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in history and political science in 1965, ranked 506th of 688 in his class.
He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 1968, where by his own description he again underperformed and ranked 76th of 85 students. During his first year there, he was accused of having plagiarized 5 of 15 pages of a law review article. Biden said it was inadvertent due to his not knowing the proper rules of citation, and Biden was permitted to retake the course after receiving a grade of F, which was subsequently dropped from his record. (The issue came up in 1987 during Biden’s presidential campaign, and later that year the Delaware Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Responsibility cleared Biden of the plagiarism charges regarding his standing as a lawyer, saying Biden had “not violated any rules”.) Biden was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1969.
Good luck. The only thing more distasteful than the LSAT is law school itself, and after that, the Bar Exam
I disagree. Spending time with lawyers is what takes the cake as punishment for becoming a lawyer. Before you sign up google “Lawyer jokes.”
And Lord, we ask for the miracle that Dave remain a decent human being despite becoming a lawyer.
Prayers for calm heart and mind....say a prayer before you begin the test...keep us posted....you will be fine....
My prayer is that you fail the LSAT, and go into a profession worth something. ;-) Good luck, and my prayers are with you.
The LSAT is unique in that you come with no taught set of skills such as mathematics or sciences to the test...
What does one do just before entering the exam, take a little pill to eradicate all memory of math and science?
You need to spend more time drinking with lawyers, instead of working with them. ;)
Prayers for you, DaveLoneRanger. I understand the power of prayer for these kinds of hurdles. My son will be taking his comps for his Ph.D. in November, and we’ve covered him in prayer all through his B.A., Master’s degree, and now into the Ph.D. All the best to you!
Good luck. I prayed a lot when I took the exam years ago. And when guessing, always pick “B”. (I operated under the theory that if you always guessed the same one, you would at least get one in four guesses correct.)
Prayers for you on the way that you do well. I was going to take it Oct. 4, but I decided to delay until December 6th. I did not feel I was quite ready for it just yet. Best of luck to you!
Good Luck. I took the LSAT in 71 and realized I didnt want to be a lawyer.
Oops! I meant to address the young man asking for help with his endeavors. I smiled at your response though. I took the MCAT in 92 and did well enough to turn down medical school that summer. I realized everyone (but me) wanted another Doctor in the family.
I don’t regret it. Life has been a fun ride so far!
I will pray for you DLR. I have appreciated your posts and efforts for a long time.Pinging some freeper friends to pray for you also.
Lou, (I could be wrong, am tired and ready for bed now) wasn’t it a lawyer that pursued the D.C. vs Heller case?
There are some sleasy lawyers, but there are those that seek justice, often defending innocents. It is an honorable profession. If you have ever had to fight in court, like I have recently with my brother, you can appreciate the skills of a good lawyer who seeks justice above all else.
I have often wished I’d went to Law School. Still think about it sometimes. My Dad, BTW, also dreamed of going to law school. He didn’t, just raised five kids working hard as a salesmen.
Years ago I won a contest writing a guest column (for a daily newspaper) about my Dad, who dreamed of being a lawyer. On Dad’s behalf, I pray that you find success and make a difference in the world.
A lot of lawyers would agree.
God will be at your side during your exam. Everything you need to know and all the exam answers are in your head. Your job is to tap into your brain and put the best possible answer on the test.
Keep us posted with the good news you receive on your results.
My goodness, Dave, you’re a Freeper. Logic should be no trouble for you at all.
Good luck. Prayers coming your way. God strengthen you, if this is His will for your life.
Knock it out of the park, dude.
I've been practicing 21 years, and my wife -- 20 years. As I say to anyone studying for the bar or the LSAT -- "Look around and see some of the idiots who are practicing law?"
In other words, prepare, but don't sweat it. Get a good night sleep and turn it over to God.
I shall offer prayers not for your success, but that God's will be done in your life, whether as a lawyer or otherwise!
The real challenge is law school and passing the bar.
I’ll say a prayer for you if you promise to never practice in a court of law.:)AWB
Man oh man, he doesn't know what he's in for....:)
You’ve got my prayers, Man. I hope all goes well with your studying. Get plenty of rest the night before.
You mean that someone with a brain is actually going to become a lawyer? Isn’t that illegal?
That’s definitely worth a prayer.
That’s what Alan said, actually. Make darn sure I want to do something with law. While I don’t want to be a slimy defense attorney, and am disinclined to be a prosecutor, there are other aspects of the law field to go into.
I’d reverse that, ask that I be a lawyer despite being a decent human being. ;-)
Worst case, I can always do both. Law schools aren’t averaging the scores anymore, just taking the highest.
The logical reasoning is my strong suite. But look up the types of questions on logic games, mate. Last time I saw questions like those was on Mensa’s website.
FYI, an overall LSAT percentile rank of 95 may be used as “prior evidence” for admission to Mensa.
Know that prayers go with you.
Best wishes...you will do fine.
God bless you.
Prayers on the way!