Although I am concerned if I don't quite make it into Denver. Akron beckons, but they are one of the most obscure of schools with a rep of 1.8,2.1. However, their career placement stats are as high as Denver's with only a 4k difference between 60K and 56K. Essentially, it appears that Denver is an automatic sign-on because it is the only law school besides Boulder while Akron has to compete with Marshall, Case and OSU. The question essentially becomes whether or not it is worth the risk of staying in Wyoming if I don't get in to continue campiagning for Denver.
The positives of taking the risks are:
1) I have both the 75th %tile in GPA and LSAT @ Wyoming
2) Denver has a liberal transfer policy
3) Wyoming's new student/faculty ration is now 13:1
4) Denver is close
5) I'll have good clerkship oppurtunities
1) I will still have to make the top 20 students in the class of 80 to transfer.
2) I may be stuck in Wyoming, where the average job pays only 45,000$ (about a third less than most graduates)
3) Since I intend to move to Denver or Boulder if I graduate from Wyo, I will have to probably go into my own practice which means at least a few years of poverty.
4) I will have to commute every day if I go to Denver
5) Akron seems to be on the rise