I got into respectable T2 schools, but I wasn't entirely happy with the options on the table, which mainly had me emerging from a Villanova-level school with 150k in debt. My parents have offered to help, but still, I have to take all of that into consideration.
Now, the more I look at it, the more I figure that I could score better on the LSAT if I really put effort into it. The first time I took the LSAT I prepared maybe 5 hours, mainly just going over practice tests, and I didn't really work at it.
So my plan had been to get a paralegal-ish job in PA, work there to gain residency while simultaneously taking the September LSAT, and reapply. Finding a paralegal job is bloody tough. I hope the job market for JD's is better than the market for paralegals.
I'm estimating that if I really work at it, I could score in the low 170's. of course, many schools would average the scores. Any thoughts on my plan so far?