DaRascal wrote:Ugh this is so upsetting. I should have just put my deposit down but a lot of people here were telling me not to go to this school but it's a solid regional and it was free and the stips weren't bad at all. I mean this is really on me though but it would have helped if I had just been told good things. Looks like I really do have to retake/reapply but I'm extremely skeptical about this route. I just don't see all the positives I saw before. Law school isn't worth massive debt, my urm boost is practically non-existent seeing as I can't even crack the T20 with the numbers I have right now so that puts the pressure on me to get a much higher score on a retake or else I feel like I'll be left with the same options I have right about now. And even if I increase I'm realizing that NJ/NY is the only place I want to practice and I feel like Fordham wouldn't even be open to me with a realistic 3-4 point increase considering how stingy they are with scholarship money.
So the T2 was definitely my best option. I used to think short-sided and believe that some schools were worth sticker but if you get your ass kicked at those schools then you're doomed to an average-paying job at best anyway right (except with all the debt to boot)?
This is the most coherent and intelligent thing you've ever said on this site, so congrats on that.
As others have said, you are (maybe were? lets hope its past tense) one of the most frustrating and trolly posters in the Choosing forums because of this perverse law school framework that YOU created in your own head. Telling people to go to tier 1 schools at sticker because they're "worth it," telling people to ignore money from similarly ranked schools to go to schools just barely ranked higher in the USNWR, giving juvenile reasons for where to go to law school ("Go to XYZ School... Sweet beaches and a fun party scene!
")... and now you are saying that you were caught up in the TLS "prestige whoring" hivemind and parroting back our advice? C'mon man. Until now you've pretty much ignored our advice at every turn and forged ahead based on your own misconceptions. Don't blame your inability to be rational and mature about this decision on us.
Thankfully, it sounds like you're starting to think critically about law school and you're coming at the investment with a better approach. Big debt from a school that fails to place a third of their students into legal jobs and only places 1/3 or less into high-paying jobs (i.e., just about every law school in the country) is a bad idea. BU/BC are solid schools, but they aren't worth the debt, and I'm glad you're coming around to that. That said, stop feeling sorry for yourself... you won't find much pity here. Tons of people on here have studied for the LSAT while working terrible jobs, taking care of kids, etc. I actually envy you in some respects, as looking back I should have waited tables for a year and retaken the LSAT one more time for a 170+. Don't view this as some dark and empty time in your life; this is a great opportunity.
Ask yourself this question: did you bust your ass on your LSAT the last time? Have you gotten your hands on all the materials you can possibly get your hands on? Did you thoroughly analyze the problems you were missing? Did you make a study plan and stick to it? If no to any of those, then there are still points on the table for you. Even if yes, there may still be points out there. Gun for a 170+. This test is by far the most important you will ever take.
You need to take it very seriously, study very hard, and be willing to keep trying on it until you get to where you need to be.
With a better LSAT score and a better approach, I'm sure you will have much more success next cycle. Best of luck.