I plan on practicing in either Pittsburgh or Philadelphia.
Which school would give me a better shot at a transfer to Georgetown?
I know what you all are thinking... I have a poor family situation and am practically homeless ...
I have a poor family situation and am practically homeless ... that is a sad term ... "domicile challenged" after I graduate next week. Thus, I am attending law school without any family backing/support. A break in my education will cause me to start paying on my student loans (because I waived my grace period to consolidate them) and with the job market in my area I'm not sure I could support myself for the year. I don't know, perhaps I'm just being negative about the year off option. Do any of you feel that is the best option?
I am very interested in international law and will attempt to transfer to Georgetown, my ideal school, after 1L if I manage to get into the top of either school's class. Which school would give me a better shot at a transfer to Georgetown?
Villanova @ Cost or Case Western w/ $13,000 per year? ... Tuition @ both schools is absurd.I plan on practicing in either Pittsburgh or Philadelphia. Will a Case Western degree carry to Philadelphia, or Pittsburgh for that matter? Additionally, will a Villanova degree carry to Pittsburgh?
Listen, are you a Pennsylvania resident? If so, go to Temple/Pitt, or better yet move to a cheaper state.
I have yet to hear back from PITT and am assuming that is a sign of being waitlisted ... So we'll leave that school out of the equation for this post.
"Interested in international law" is a red flag for not truly being interested in practicing law at all. There are easier ways to make a living, you know. You can pick just about anything and it would be easier.
Did you outperform your smartest classmates on the LSAT by 10+ points? No. It is much, much easier to score 10 more LSAT points than it ever is to transfer up.
find a job instead of taking on more debt to live.
The way I see it, you are going to law school to put off paying your debt.
If you go to law school this fall, and graduate in 3 years with another $100,000 in debt, will you be able to pay the bills?
I don't know. Like everyone else I harbor the "nose to the grindstone" / "can do" mentality so that really depends on my class rank.