I'm 46 years old. I'm in Memphis.I can get into Memphis and not add a lot of debt over the 3 years; maybe an extra $35k over my undergrad loans. I can do this with minimal, if any, LSAT prep (but I *WILL* be studying and prepping). Cold diagnostic (online) was 153 and I went -14 on logic games, -5 & -10 on LR, and -8 on RC. I can bust my ass for 4-5 months and hypothetically/maybe score a 165-170 (maybe even a little higher), and combined with my projected gpa of 3.8 get some decent scholarship and with living expenses maybe be out an extra $75k over my undergrad loans.When I graduate I'll be 51 years old. At this age does rank even matter considering how firms will likely ding me for being an old fart?
I did very well at a school ranked around 50 at full price. I was a law review editor, moot court guy, and top quarter of my class. (graduated in 2010) The job search was brutal, but maybe things have changed now.. I passed up a full ride at a T3, and I really should have taken it.