« on: August 13, 2006, 12:47:21 PM »
Hi, everyone I am currently moving into a new city and a new school that I recently become not to happy with. I am about 5 hours from my home and want to practice law closer to my home, but decided to attend a school further away because I was not accepted to the local schools and was offered a decent scholarship at the school I am beginning to attend. My LSAT scores were only 148 and 151 so i did not expect to many acceptances and or money for attedning any law schools. Now that I am in my new city away from everything, family friends and girlfriend of 4 years, I am regretting my decision more and more. I still have the option of getting out of my lease and I am definitely considering it. This is where I need everyones help, I recently have found out that my scholarship is applied to tuition differently than I previouusly thought. This has not made me to happy and I feel that I am paying more for an education that I may not have necessarily picked a few months ago. Can you please help me with my choices???
My ideas are to stick it out and go to school. Hopefully I will be able to transfer, I know this is not a good possibilty however and I do not want to be stuck in this city for 3 years.
My other option would be to take a year off again, and study for the LSAT, I have never studied for it and took both tests cold. They are the only two LSAT's that I have taken. I would enroll in a Kaplan or Powerscore class something along those lines, work part-time and study full time for the december LSAT. I really want to attend a local school in Pittsburgh such as Duquesne, Pitt or even WVU or Penn State I would be happy with any of those.
Please help with ideas, or if you think these feelings will go away. THANX
While this could just be pre-law school jitters, it seems that if you are this unhappy and school hasn't even started, you probably shouldn't continue at this point. Your first year is going to be stressful/busy/anxiety ridden, so you want to be in the most comfortable situation possible. If your emotional needs require more interaction and support with old friends and family, then perhaps this is not the best situation for you.
I agree with the others... don't go to a school with the plan on transferring. In undergrad that is more of a possibility since your grades mostly depend on your own performance. In law school however, your grades are influenced by the performance of your peers. So even if you write an A or B exam, you may end up getting a B,C, or D due to the curve.
If PA is where you want to be, I think it would be to your benefit to take another year and better prepare for the LSAT and try again with the application process. With a better LSAT, you may find a better reaction from schools regarding admissions and $cholarship money. Perhaps you can also have an admissions counselor provide a one-time application review and see if there are any ways you can improve your apps.
It's good that your are being honest with yourself at this point.... let us know what happens!