Richie Tenenbaum wrote:I think he just was trying to pound across the point that applicants shouldn't make assumptions, especially when they're creating hypo threads on those assumptions. He definitely could have been more diplomatic in his approach though.
I mean, shit. I post in this part of the forum because I want to help people with their decisions. When I posted earlier, it was between my K and Torts exam. I realize in depth explanations would be preferred. I assumed others would fill in the gaps, which they have.
Some noncontroversial sentiments on TLS are
1. Dont go to a non T14 that doesnt feed into a market you want to practice in
2. Dont over pay for law school.
3. Retake if possible to put yourself in a better position.
I have never been to Pennsylvania or West Virginia. But I know that both are respected in their markets yet are not likely to get you work outside those markets. SOOO all meant to say was, if I were OP, I would not leave home to attend a third tier school. But if it were too expensive to attend Pitt, I would wait till it became more affordable.
As far as the LSAT goes, if you were PTing in the 170s, you very well may likely regret attending law school with a 161. The difference between the low 80s% and the 98% is huge. if you are capable of doing better, it would probably be worth it to wait. If you absolutely dont want to wait, then Pitt > WVU in your circumstance, as long as cost of attendance is reasonable.
Having hard numbers about cost of attendance (including cost of living) would make it easier to choose between the two. Good luck with your cycle.