Hi, everyone I am currently moving into a new city and a new school that I recently become not to happy with. I am about 5 hours from my home and want to practice law closer to my home, but decided to attend a school further away because I was not accepted to the local schools and was offered a decent scholarship at the school I am beginning to attend. My LSAT scores were only 148 and 151 so i did not expect to many acceptances and or money for attedning any law schools. Now that I am in my new city away from everything, family friends and girlfriend of 4 years, I am regretting my decision more and more. I still have the option of getting out of my lease and I am definitely considering it. This is where I need everyones help, I recently have found out that my scholarship is applied to tuition differently than I previouusly thought. This has not made me to happy and I feel that I am paying more for an education that I may not have necessarily picked a few months ago. Can you please help me with my choices???My ideas are to stick it out and go to school. Hopefully I will be able to transfer, I know this is not a good possibilty however and I do not want to be stuck in this city for 3 years. My other option would be to take a year off again, and study for the LSAT, I have never studied for it and took both tests cold. They are the only two LSAT's that I have taken. I would enroll in a Kaplan or Powerscore class something along those lines, work part-time and study full time for the december LSAT. I really want to attend a local school in Pittsburgh such as Duquesne, Pitt or even WVU or Penn State I would be happy with any of those. Please help with ideas, or if you think these feelings will go away. THANX
Law school is a huge investment... Take the time off, study your butt off, and retake!You also will have the advantage of having your highest score count rather than the average next time around. Good Luck!And DEFINATELY take a prep course... I highly recommend PowerScore and to stay away from Kaplan.
Quote from: drama gal on August 14, 2006, 11:13:46 AMLaw school is a huge investment... Take the time off, study your butt off, and retake!You also will have the advantage of having your highest score count rather than the average next time around. Good Luck!And DEFINATELY take a prep course... I highly recommend PowerScore and to stay away from Kaplan.Many schools are still averaging 3 scores, though, so it's not something you can count on. Unless the OP can do significantly better, her average is not going to be that different from her current highest score.
i'm in a similar situation. here are my thoughts:1. if i bust my hump, i should be able to do ok. i figure the worse case scenario is top 1/2. 2. top 1/2 should be good enough to transfer home, if i want.3. being apart from friends, family, and so could be a blessing. hopefully, it allows me to focus all my energy into my studies.