cfox17 wrote:Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:If TLS seems elitist, it's because non-elite applicants almost never wind up making enough money to pay back their debt. We're not telling you that 90% of schools aren't good enough for shits and giggles, we're telling you because 90% of schools are legitimately not good enough, at least in the context of six-figure debt. Part of the reason we tell a lot of people not to go to law school is that way too many people are still going to law school, and paying sticker at a T2 is literally the worst decision you will ever make in your life.
I understand, and I know that I can not expect much from schools that are low T2 or not even ranked. I am already planing on retaking the LSAT and a 158 is by no means acceptable to me. I know and can score much higher then that. I was simply looking for advice on schools, but I need to understand that before I can do that I need to improve my scores drastically and I will. I am sorry for getting under anyones skin or rubbing anybody the wrong way. I never intended to do so.
I believe the general consensus is to study hard, retake the LSAT, then hopefully place in a nice regional school like UGA, Vandy, UNC, UTK, etc.
I can't think of any one person for whom all those schools would be good realistic options. Only go to a school in a state that you have ties to or a T14 (plus Vandy in your case). And it has to be at a reasonable price.
Where do you have ties to? Where have you lived/worked/gone to school to for long stretches of time? Where do your parents live? Where do you have "roots"? Keep in mind that having a great uncle or a second cousin in a place doesn't really count...
So yeah, if you're from Georgia (for example) go to UGA/GSU for as close to a full ride as possible or Emory/Vandy for a steep discount. Or go to Duke or UVA if you can swing it.
UT is out considering your lack of stated ties.