Lonnie wrote:TatteredDignity wrote:OP, since you seem kind of willing to engage in dialogue:
Let's assume that you could go to one of these schools for free or very cheaply. The odds are that you still won't have a job of any kind after you graduate. Why would you want to waste three years for a degree that doesn't benefit you, even if it's free?
BC I believe in myself. I believe I can excel there, I may not come from the same opportunities as some, but I have had judges recognize my litigation skills.. effortlessly in my early 20's, before I even knew this would be a goal. There are plenty people that have gone to small schools that do Very very well. And I think I have the potential to do well enough. I have 0 debt.. A credit score of 850 and a cousin who already has a practice; if all else fails I know he will take me in.. I dont need members of this forum shitting on my goals bc its not a top school.
If you truly have a surefire backup like working at your brother's practice, and you'll graduate with little to no debt, then this may not be as bad of an idea as it would be for most people.
No one wants to shit on your dreams. But if you come in here acting like a special snowflake whose plan is to win the lottery because you're going to work harder buying lottery tickets than everyone else, we feel like it's our duty to tell you that plan is stupid.
OP, at least give some thought to retaking the LSAT. It won't cost you anything but time. Even if you get lucky and make it work from a lower-ranked school, why not give yourself every possible advantage? The name on your law degree with be with you your whole career.
Otherwise, don't expect anyone here to put their stamp of approval on an objectively bad idea. If you're a fool, you'll ignore all of us and convince yourself that we're wrong and you're right. If you're actually as smart as you think you are, you'll do your due diligence and make a more reasoned decision.