Ok, so after reading this thread over, doing my own research, and attending Temple Law day yesterday... I believe I have a clearer idea of what I would like to do. Also, I believe I miscommunicated my idea of the 3 local schools in my original post. First and foremost, if you are going to comment and say these schools aren't worth my time and I need to retake the LSAT, don't bother posting. I have spoken to attorneys practicing in the area (Duane Morris & Blank Rome) and they ALL say they believe these schools provide great opportunities in the Philly area (I tend to hear Temple leads the pack) in job placements.
I believe business/transactional law would be a great fit for me. Whether I am practicing corporate, contract, or another related field of law, I think this most fits my interests/skill set. To be clear, I am not interested in litigation but as I understand it, interests definitely change as a 1L. My goal is to work my ass off and be in that GPA range to be on law review and set myself up for OCIs (easier said than done, but I am up for the challenge).
Ideally, I want to be in the private sector. However, if I was to have any interest, I could see it being in law & public policy. Furthermore, in terms of jobs, I am open to big law, mid-sized, and small firms. I am not as educated as others on here, so I am going into school with an open mind in terms of jobs.
Having said that, between Temple, Villanova, and RU... Does one of these schools place more students in the private sector mid-sized firms (it seems that big law is hard to obtain from these schools) for biz/transaction law? Temple is really starting to push their business law program, teaching important skills (not just theory, for example, a 1-2 credit negotiation class), and focusing on clinics/externships to get their students experience before entering the field. I am trying not to drink the kool aid since this was my first admitted day and Villanova and RU may say very similar things. Yet, Temple seemed REALLY intent on strengthening their business law program and increasing their presence outside Philly (NYC/DC). It seems to be Temple/Nova have an equal alumni network in the local area.
For the record, to retain my scholarships, the conditions are: Villanova = 2.0 GPA, Temple 2.5 GPA, RU = 3.0
I am not thrilled with RU's condition -- who knows what will happen as a 1L. For that reason, my current order is Temple/Nova then RU. I would only be paying 6k a year to attend Temple (would live at home) which I am absolutely fine with considering its ranking.
I hope this post makes my interests MUCH clearer than my first. Thank you all for your help.