I hope we hear something this week... I don't know if I can stand another week of silence .
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She told me they received too many acceptances and are oversubscribed. I mentioned recruitment because law schools come to CLEO to recruit students and that is what I was asking her about when she told me the class is full. Its by all means not a concrete answer, there is still over a month before school begins so its still possible that some of those admitted students might withdraw, but the way she made it seem it is not very likely.
Oh, I think I understand now... Schools recruit minorities and low-income students from CLEO. And I assume you basically asked if they were going to be recruiting for this coming fall?
In which she responded that they had too many students enrolled and will not even be going to the waitlist.
My confusion came from me being under the impression that you were recruiting students for CLEO.
I spoke to Dean O'Hara and she said that they do not plan to take anyone else off the waitlist.
Maybe I'm a little dense, but what does your recruitment have to do with whether they are "oversubscribed" and whether they go to the waitlist or not?
You really do have a tough decision- and all the experts will say "do not let your relationships influence where you decide to go to law school" and "you should go to the best law school you can get into".
With that said, personally, I think UCLA is the better school in terms of opportunitybut you are in a serious relationship of several years to someone you intend to marry who does have a career already established. Therefore, only if you definately plan on marrying your fiance, then you two should find a compromise. Since he is going to be transferring back to New York, and you would love to go back to New York as well, I think the compromise would be you choosing to move back to NY with him and attending Fordham, and him being supportive of your decision of going to law school.
As far as having kids and having a traditional family life, who is to say you can't have both after you get your law degree? Not everyone needs, wants, or does BigLaw with the insane hours. There are lawyers who work part-time, go into Public Interest or Academia, open their own practices, or go into other fields unrelated to practicing law as well. I also think you may have serious regrets if you don't go to law school because it would not be your decision but your fiance's and you may resent him later for it.
As far as you being uncertain whether you want to practice law, you may find you hate it but there is also the possibilty you may love it. However, you will never know if you don't go to law school.
Although, I think UCLA is the better school, it does not mean that UCLA is the best school for you, especially since you'd rather be in NY and your fiance will be in NY as well.
Good luck with whatever decision you ultimately make and go with what feels right in your heart and do not be concerned about what others (including your fiance,family or friends) may think or what the so-called experts may say. At the end of the day, it is your life, I would follow my gut with this one.