MJMD wrote:If you can get into Florida, you can get into OSU and pay in-state tuition. The only reason I thought Florida might be worth the expense is because of their strength in tax; while it's usually an awful idea to pick a law school because of its specialty (as you might ultimately decide that you hate that specialty), it can serve as a useful career guide if it's the best school you can get into, because it becomes a world-class university in your field despite the low overall USNWR ranking. But if rad law says that out-of-state sticker isn't worth it, I would defer to his judgement.
You're in the 25th GPA percentile for OSU, but you're also just four LSAT points away from the 75th LSAT percentile. I'm currently in the 85th LSAT percentile for my school, but I am also literally in their bottom 1% of GPA scorers; I honestly believe that I was only admitted because I am a resident of the region that pays for my public university. You may find yourself in a similar situation (but better off in terms of GPA). Retake the LSAT, get a 164+, and apply to Moritz, and you'll probably get in.
Agreed. Although, as you stated, it appears that OSU places an emphasis on GPA. So a precaution, throw your hat in at U Conn, FL, Maryland, etc. I know some of these schools offer in state residency to strong applicants, this is especially true of U Conn.