gaucholaw wrote:some additional info:
1. To clarify on the "chasing unicorn"... a district clerkship would be nice, and my current selected school places decently
2. I already signed a lease
3. the parent who is providing the purse-strings is a foreign, non-national, language barrier, etc.... it's not that arguments are emotional, its that contact is seldom
Regarding the bolded, pretty much no schools place decently into federal clerkships in an absolute sense...certainly not MVP. Yale places decently in a relative sense because it outpaces everyone else but even a 1/3 chance is just verging on decent IMO. I just went to check unless I was unaware of some abnormally large increase in the percentage of students in federal clerkships at MVP, and it's ~8%, ~14%, ~10% respectively for c/o 2012. I don't really get why you would settle for that when you have the potential to get into a school that would make a clerkship a lot more likely. MVP will make "chasing unicorn" stuff pretty hard...what it opens up is big law. I don't know a ton about you obviously but from some of what you have said, it sounds like the "chasing unicorn" job would be a better fit than big law.
It sounds to me like you want us to reassure you that this makes sense rather than get an objective opinion, and you've been around here long enough to know that is not what you're going to get, haha. Seriously it would be a tragedy to leave those LSAT points on the table with your GPA coupled with your career aspirations. If you get into HYS, you won't need to worry about whether you get your parents' financial support bc their repayment programs are really good. Also, panicking on the last LSAT is not a good reason to not bother trying to maximize your score....law school exams are 5x more pressure than the LSAT. If you can't handle the pressure of the LSAT, that is even more reason to attend HYS (especially Y since H just has letter grades in a lame disguise...not sure about S) with their P/F grading systems.