« on: June 13, 2008, 07:20:47 AM »
Alright...I've got a lot of schools on my mind, and I wanted to run these by everyone and see what they think that I should do. I come from a lower-income background and have to place a hard limit on paying more than 20,000 per year at any of the law schools that I'm considering. I'd like for everyone who responds to pick which they think is the best out of my 3 categories and then what they think I should do from those resulting 3.
I'd like to start out as a small-town attorney doing general work, then perhaps move on to politics, either being a judge or running for state legislature. Instead, though, I wouldn't mind teaching law school either, should my grades allow it.
GPA 3.85 - small, relatively unknown private university
Soft factors (If they matter at all):
Student body president who is working towards establishing an academic honor code on my college's campus
First in the family to graduate college
Appalachian (In some schools, this does matter!)
Will be completing my college's honor program
Two-time recipient of one of two awards for outstanding history students at my college.
Long history of volunteering in church and community projects.
Washington and Lee, George Mason (I may be able to qualify for residency), Tulane, Case Western Reserve
University of Tennessee, Wake Forest, Cinncinatti, Temple
West Virginia U.(I get residency), Akron, Mercer, Stetson