« on: December 26, 2008, 04:16:22 AM »
Gauging from peoples reactions on here the choice of school is a very important factor. If you have the credentials to get into a t14 (top 14 law school) than go regardless of cost. If you can get into a top 30 school or so than it should be a serious consideration. If your lsat/gpa places you outside of these parameters than go for the highest ranked school in the region you want to practice. Check out lawschoolnumbers.com for information on what admission trends are for each school.
I would definately take the LSAT seriously the first time you take it. With that being said, with 2 LSAT scores most schools will take the highest. If you take the LSAT 3 times schools generally average the 3. Keep in mind that you cannot take the LSAT sore more than 3 times in 2 years and that every score stays on your report for 5 years.
A vast majority of law schools discourage 1Ls (1st year law students) from working if they dont outright say that you are not allowed to. 2L and 3L years are up to you as to if you want to work.
Take from this post what you will, I am currently a 0L (new admit for next year). Best of luck. Any particular reason for dropping your MBA? I personally also dropped out of a MS program in Crim Justice.