dissonance1848 wrote:Listen OP, provided you hit 170+, only apply to Berkely on up. If you hit mid 170s, you are in everywhere except maybe Yale. Enjoy.
It will definitely bring up a few dilemmas for me if I DO score 170+. I'm going to have to really think about what I want to do.
In Canada, you can apply to law school after three years of undergrad. Thus, right now I am going into third year, but applying to the only law school in Canada I really want to go to (the one in my hometown). I'm fairlyyyy certain I will get in there.
If I get a very awesome score, I'm going to have to consider if I
- want to spend an extra year in school overall, to finish my degree.
- will be able to get scholarships at law schools I want to go into besides my hometown (i.e. in the US)
- if I can afford moving to another country (international tuition, yikes) and paying for more expensive law schools
- if I want to move away from my family at this time (my grandfather has Alzheimer's and I'd like to stay close for awhile).
I'm absolutely certain most people in my life would think I was kind of crazy if I wanted to go to the States for law school. My mother especially would think I was retarded.
It's also a lot more work to apply for schools in the States - not that this would be a factor, but I'd have to think about a lot more than just my numbers, and I don't feel like there's a guarantee to get in.
I don't know. It's kind of like a pipe dream for me to apply to the T14. I can get really excited about the prospect, and I honestly would prefer living in the States - but then I think about practical considerations like money, family, etc, and I'm not 100% sure it would be the best choice. I haven't actually talked seriously with anyone in my actual life about going to law school in the States because they would think I was crazy.
So it's kind of a big cost-benefit analysis or what have you. Lots to think about. I'm just going to get my score though and we'll work from there.
Um, so I just started researching animal law programs (as this is the field I would love to go in). This is reallllly making me think, now.