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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

Incoming 1Ls / Need Help!!! Anyone from Detroit????
« on: June 14, 2006, 09:49:41 AM »
I will be attending the University of Detroit Mercy in the fall and I am currently trying to find an apartment downtown.  Are their any areas that I should avoid.  So far a few places that I have found have been the Kales, Lafayette Towers, Lafayette Pavillion, and Town Apartments, they all seem pretty reasonable.  Thank you so much for any help.  I am truly lost.

Choosing the Right Law School / Tulsa or Detroit Mercy
« on: April 23, 2006, 05:54:09 PM »
I am still waiting on a few schools but a seat deposit is due at the end of the week.  I want to practice criminal law, but have not been able to decide on either school.  From what I gathered so far, Tulsa seems to have a pretty good rep in the midwest, but I am not crazy about working in the midwest.  Detroit mercy is in detroit so that in itslef does not seem that great.  However I am from pittsburgh so the school is only 5 hours from where I currently am.  I would liek to practice in pa.  Can anyone give me alittle help on what they think.  I am completely clueless on which school to send the seat deposit to.  Thanks for any help in advance. 

anyone out there know anything about the grading curves at the following schools:

Detroit Mercy
Northern Illinois
Arkansas(Little Rock)
Ohio Northern
Cleveland State

Any info on any of these schools would be greatly appreciated.  I havent been accepted to all of them, but I am considering all of them if they would accept me.  I am having a hard time researching the schools.  Anyone with some info thanks for the help.  If you know of any helpful websites that would be great to.  THANKS

Choosing the Right Law School / Tulsa vs Touro vs FCSL
« on: March 06, 2006, 10:21:30 AM »
So far these are the only schools that I have been accepted too.  I am having a very hard time deciding on which school is right for me.  So far I think I am leading towards Tulsa.  From what I have heard it seems that it has the best reputation.  I am from Pittsburgh so none of these schools are very close to my home. 

I have heard negative things about FCSL about grading and the fact that they are a relatively new school.  But, I have also read things about their sports law placement, and high bar passage rate.  Touro is the closest school to me and is in a great state, however their tuition is very high and they are outshadowed by many schools in the surrounding cities and region.  So I am not sure how I feel about them, because so far I will be paying full tuition at all schools because I have not been offered any scholarships. 

The main reason I am asking for input on these schools is becuase I would like to visit one of the schools before I make my final decision.  I am leaning towards visiting Tulsa.  since it seems to be my top choice.  I am just afraid that I am overlooking brightspots at the other schools and not thinking about my decision.  I know I would like to live in florida over oklahoma, but I am still clinging to the hope that I will be able to work in PA with a Tulsa degree, there are some very successful young attorneys inthe area with Tulsa degrees. 

Sorry for the messy post, as you can tell I do not have alot to go on about any of these schools any help, that you can offer me would be greatly appreciated.  ???

I have been accepted there, I have heard they have a good rep in Tulsa and OK.  does anyone know anything about the students, atmosphere at the law school, or any other helpful suggestions. 

Law School Admissions / LSAC I can't get ahold of anyone
« on: January 13, 2006, 07:41:57 AM »
Does anyone know how I can either find out my pin # so that I can get through the automated service.  Or if there is another number that I can call.  I am asking this becuase it has been a week, and some of my reports have not been sent, and my new letter of rec finally came in and it is not being sent to the schools that I need it to be.  I am complete at some schools and want to make sure they get my letter as soon as possible.  Thanks for any help

Choosing the Right Law School / 151 LSAT any legit shot at top 100
« on: December 30, 2005, 10:24:44 AM »
I was wondering if their were any schools in the top 100 that have been known to let more students in than normal with lower LSAT scores.
I have already sent out 36 apps (yeah i know its alot) but i am just hoping someone will bite. 

I have applied to in top 100:
Penn State
Rutgers (Newark)

Choosing the Right Law School / ELON anybody know anything about it?
« on: December 20, 2005, 01:51:15 PM »
I just wanted to know if anyone heard anything about ELON becuase I cant find that much about it online.  Are they ABA approved and so on.

Incoming 1Ls / Any suggestions for Pre-1L reading???
« on: December 13, 2005, 01:10:29 PM »
I was looking at a few books on line such as "Acing your first year of law school" or Introduction to the study and practice of law in a nutshell".  Does anyone have any suggestions on these books or others.  Do you think these books will help with the first year?

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