I need to make a major decision quickly, so I am turning to the experts. I am scheduled to begin law school in a few weeks at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. I was accepted at Mercer, waitlisted at GA State, rejected by UGA, and I didn't apply to Emory, due to an average LSAT score. I will be 40 years old when I start. I am also a wife and mother, so this will be a sacrifice for my family. This isn't a whim. I originally started law school in another state years ago as a traditional student, but a tragedy forced me to withdraw. I am currently not working because I resigned to go to law school full-time this fall. My husband and I will be forced to take out loans to pay for AJMLS. I have a bad feeling that I am making a huge mistake. I do have some lawyer friends that think it would be "ok" for me to attend AJMLS. My husband and I are wondering if I should hire an LSAT tutor to get my score out of the average range (3.5 LSAC G.P.A.) and re-apply to UGA, GA State and apply to Emory for next fall. The only downside to waiting is I am already going to be 40 and I stopped working to do this (tough job market). I have always regretted leaving law school and not returning. Oh, and I was a paralegal for three years right after college, so know practicing law isn't like "The Good Wife." Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Contact AJMLS and let them know you can't afford it. Demand a full scholarship. Look at the ASU Scholarship thread to get some great ideas on how to do it. If not, retake the LSAT.
best of luck and congratulations for getting into law school.
No. Don't go to JMLS even with a full scholarship.