I don't have offers from any school other than the 4th tier close to home. I only took the LSAT this past June 10, with the intention of applying to law school for next fall. After the results were published, I was contacted by several law schools (tier 2, 3 and 4), all stating that they had a few merit scholarships remaining, and that my profile indicated that I might qualify for one, and be able to start this fall. I decided to apply to the only one that was close enough to my house, and got a full scholarship offer last week. My current employer, who is an attorney, says that I could work a couple of hours a week whenever possible since the school is only a few blocks away, and that all the attorneys at work would help me with my studies if needed. It all felt like a good deal, but some people are advising me to wait until next year to see what kinds of offers I get after I apply to more schools. Anyway, thank you for your advice.