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GetUpGetDown's Situation:

Villanova @ Cost or Case Western w/ $13,000 per year? ... Tuition @ both schools is absurd.

I plan on practicing in either Pittsburgh or Philadelphia. Will a Case Western degree carry to Philadelphia, or Pittsburgh for that matter? Additionally, will a Villanova degree carry to Pittsburgh?

I have yet to hear back from PITT and am assuming that is a sign of being waitlisted ... So we'll leave that school out of the equation for this post.

I am very interested in international law and will attempt to transfer to Georgetown, my ideal school, after 1L if I manage to get into the top of either school's class. Which school would give me a better shot at a transfer to Georgetown?

I know what you all are thinking: "Take a year off. Study hard for the LSAT to raise your score because you simply cannot count on transferring." Well I am unsure if a year off is a viable option at this point. I have a poor family situation and am practically homeless ... that is a sad term ... "domicile challenged" after I graduate next week. Thus, I am attending law school without any family backing/support. A break in my education will cause me to  start paying on my student loans (because I waived my grace period to consolidate them) and with the job market in my area I'm not sure I could support myself for the year. I don't know, perhaps I'm just being negative about the year off option. Do any of you feel that is the best option?

Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Wait List / Marquette Waitlist
« on: April 26, 2008, 03:33:13 PM »
Stats were at or above their 75th percentile for GPA and LSAT w/ solid soft factors ... o application process, you never fail to surprise.

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An equal mix of overconfidence, stupidity, and writer's block made me apply late in the cycle. It's April (the season of seat deposits) and I've yet to hear from a school I actually want to attend. Starting to get a little anxious ... I check my email appx. 8,647 times a day and meet the mailman at the door.

Anyone out there going through this? Want to offer words of encouragement or discouragement, I'm not picky ...

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Where should I go next fall? / Is Hofstra that bad?
« on: March 18, 2008, 11:46:30 PM »
I just got an acceptance from Hofstra today with a $25,000 scholarship :), but over the past few months I've only heard horrible things about the school :(. Anyone out there that can change my negative perceptions? :-\

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