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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Phoenix School of Law....
« on: March 02, 2011, 11:37:39 AM »
Any feedback for this school?  Any students who want to share their experiences ?

Law School Admissions / Re: Low LSAT, Okay GPA .... Where Do I Start?
« on: February 28, 2011, 04:41:14 AM »
I appreciate the advice from you both and the well luck wishes.

My question now becomes if I retake the LSAT (most likely in October) will Law Schools look down on me? As of today, I'm 21. Would my chances decrease if I took a year off in between college graduation and Law School?

Law School Admissions / Low LSAT, Okay GPA .... Where Do I Start?
« on: February 27, 2011, 09:03:13 PM »
I received a 144 on my LSAT, I studied for months and was scoring (High 150's) on my practice tests both on my own and in my class. I don't know what happened on game day but I just flat out bombed. No excuses. My GPA is decent. I have 3.5 and I know by the end of this semester I will get a 3.6. I have a good amount of volunteer hours and I'm active in my school community ( Sorority,  Honors Society President etc) and my church.

I've already been accepted to Thomas M. Cooley on a full ride. I was wait-listed at Mississippi College.

I've applied to and waiting to hear back from:

Ava Maria
Florida A& M
Mercer University
St. Thomas in Florida
South Texas College of Law
Phoenix School of Law
New York Law
Loyola ( New Orleans)

So my questions are: 

Is there anywhere else I should apply that I would stand a chance of getting in? I've stalked Law School Numbers but I find it hard to compare. There were a few people with my score but they were nontraditional, a minority or had Military Experience. Or all three. So I found it hard to compare myself realistically.

And, my second question is Cooley worth going to on a full ride? I've talked to some students who compare it to Survivor and say that transferring from there is extremely hard. Which makes me leery, though the lack of debt is extremely appealing.

The school I really want to go to is University of Detroit Mercy ( because of their dual degree with Canada and they are Roman Catholic.)I visited Law School Numbers but again found it hard to compare. Is it likely that I will stand a chance during Applications or should I not waste the money.

And lastly any sage words of advice? ( besides retake. I'm just testing my options right now. For all but two of the schools I applied to I have received fee waivers. If I don't like my chances I will retake.)

Thanks for all the help in advance. I appreciate any and all advice that ya'll are willing to give.)

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