caljordan7 wrote:AP-375 wrote:caljordan7 wrote:Have you lived in Canada? I'm actually from Toronto, which is actually a great city, but I went to Berkeley, and I love California, and it's been my home for 5 years now, so I want to stay...okay, so I retake my LSAT and do marginally better, get into better schools I still can't afford.....alternatives?
Here are TEN alternatives, some better than others, but they exist, and they will all get you to a better law school:
1) Work for a few years, save a ton of money to make up the loan difference
2) Retake the LSAT and do significantly better and apply somewhere that gives you a full ride
3) Retake and reapply and do somewhat better and apply somewhere that gives you enough to be covered by your limited loan
4) Find someone, an employer, relative, homeless person, to co-sign, and go somewhere else
5) Go back to Berkeley, get a graduate degree, then apply somewhere else
6) Marry an American, get better loan options
7) Get a significant other, and have him or her co-sign
8 ) Go to a Canadian law school
9) Join Teach For America or the Peace Corps or whatever, do service for two years, come back, have better options
10) Move to Montana, live in the Bob Marshall Wilderness for a year, clear your head, then choose one of the above
Thought about it, and still an option, but I can kiss California goodbye
Do you think you could get into a Canadian law school? If so, I don't see why you could not move back to CA and take the Bar there. California lets people that attend online law schools sit for the bar; I'm sure you can be admitted with a Canadian JD or LLB. I'm no expert on Canadian law schools, but I'm pretty sure all of them are more prestigious than Whittier or Thomas Jefferson.