I started researching law schools quite a while back...been in my thought process for several years. I identified schools with age ranges that were younger than me and were apt to have
enrollments that had little WE and not many people with California degrees. These are T3's and T4's... I sent e-mails or visited their directors of admissions, there were five in all. Two were interested and we struck up correspondence over a few month period. I just made it plain that I would be interested in public service and needed financial help to achieve my goals (my professional background supports this). One quickly offered full tuition another in-state tuition. You would be surprised how eager lower tiered schools are to lock up applicants that show some iniative in a positive manner. I wasn't pushy, just sought their help. Never hurts to ask! Honesty, a few manners, and just plain not jerking people around can work...I'm proof. If I can be any further help...drop me a message!