I was wondering if anyone can give me their advice/opinion on my law school plans for right now:
I've been accepted at U Florida (for spring term/January admissions) and Hofstra (hofstra 15k/yr scholarship). I heard today that Tulane will be extending me an offer of admission (off the waitlist) tomorrow; obviously I can't rely on that until tomorrow, though.
I guess I'm trying to figure out what i should do, go to Tulane, go to Florida, or what? I recently came back from a trip to Hofstra and it left alot lacking. I ideally want to practice law in the South, but more along the lines of Atlanta, Dallas and/or Houston, not so much Florida. As well, I'd like to have some possibility of working in Chicago after graduation.
So I guess at the end of the day, I can take Tulane's acceptance, go to school in September, or wait on Florida for January and potentially apply to other schools for next september (2005) and if I hear back from them before January, decide between those schools and Florida. But then, I lose a year when there might not be any need to lose the year.
I started the application process late, so the schools I applied to were not exactly a comprehensive list of prospective law schools; I chose them based on whether they were still accepting applications, and a certain sense of minimal acceptability for me.
Thus, barring any waitlist movement by Vanderbilt, Minnesota and Illinois, (the other schools i applied to, and were waitlisted at) what should i do? Will my LSAT (166) & GPA (3.08, total / 3.18 degree-inst, but with a better major GPA (3.5), and significant upward trends in my GPA) hold up for next year's round of evermore competitive admissions cycles? Or should I just go to Tulane or Florida and thank my lucky stars? I'm not that picky when it comes to environment or other factors commonly associated with law school selection, frankly the only ones that matter to me are: where will i work afterwards, how much will i make, and are the law school facilities nice and expansive.
Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!