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(Also posted on apps board, someone suggested I post here too.)

I am the breadwinner in my family, supporting a 2 year old and a stay-at-home dad, with another son almost ready to join us.  New York is expensive, and we can't really afford it here anymore.  I'm looking forward to living in a smaller town for a few years while going to law school, but I'm still a fan of NY, would like to preserve the opportunity to come back here after LS and be able to afford it.  Do I really need to go to a T14 school to be able to work in NYC?

I'd love to hear opinions on my chances at the following law schools, stats: 2.96 / 173, 5 ys WE

Dream: UVa (went there for undergrad, have family in C'ville and I want to go home!)
Other reaches if $ avail for apps: Northwestern, Georgetown, Duke
Realistic?: Emory, Fordham, UC Hastings
Safety: U of Richmond, UConn

As a splitter, do I need to apply to more schools?  We soooo do not have money to burn on apps, but I don't want to limit my options.

I'd love to hear from anyone else out there with a family to consider.  Does anyone have opinions on the affordability and kid-friendliness of these cities or schools? Any plans or experiences with balancing parental and student responsibiliites?

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Law School Admissions / splitter w/ a family to consider
« on: August 17, 2005, 04:38:14 PM »
I am the breadwinner in my family, supporting a 2 year old and a stay-at-home dad, with another son almost ready to join us.  New York is expensive, and we can't really afford it here anymore.  I'm looking forward to living in a smaller town for a few years while going to law school, but I'm still a fan of NY, would like to preserve the opportunity to come back here after LS and be able to afford it.  Do I really need to go to a T14 school to be able to work in NYC?

I'd love to hear opinions on my chances at the following law schools, stats: 2.96 / 173, 5 ys WE

Dream: UVa (went there for undergrad, have family in C'ville and I want to go home!)
Other reaches if $ avail for apps: Northwestern, Georgetown, Duke

Realistic?: Emory, Fordham, UC Hastings
Safety: U of Richmond, UConn

As a splitter, do I need to apply to more schools?  We soooo do not have money to burn on apps, but I don't want to limit my options.
 
I'd love to hear from anyone else out there with a family to consider.  Does anyone have opinions on the affordability and kid-friendliness of these cities or schools? Any plans or experiences with balancing parental and student responsibiliites?

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