Dee i apologize: honestly, im not a good stand test taker.didnt do too well on my highschool sat or act, yet then again i didn't study so who knows. i waited until the last minute to take the lsat though and with hmwk it was hard to study for that and attend to my studies. i didnt want to take a year off so i said what the heck let's see where i get with it. now im annoyed because people with 160's are getting tons of money & acceptances and i feel like i'm just as smart..even though the lsat doesn't show it
as of now i plan to transfer after my 1st year of law school..any idea if transfers are offered money?
Wake is a great school! I think you should go there with the intent to finish your degree there (unless you're in at better schools), or if you do end up making top 10% of the class then you could talk about transferring. You'd have to ask a current 1L if money is offered to transfers, but I would guess not. More likely you could end up getting a scholarship at your law school you are attempting to transfer from if you do really well in the 1L year.
Also, there is a saying on this website that you should never go to a school you wouldn't be comfortable graduating from at median, and I think Wake could be a great choice with your current situation. Or, if you're in a good position to do so, you could retake in June/October, and then reapply next fall knowing you'll most likely have a much better score, and a much better chance at significant scholarship money. Also, since you're in the UMD thread, you could accept at Wake while holding out on the WL at UMD, if you like Maryland better. Congratulations on having the cycle you've had so far!