BruceWayne wrote:Since you're looking to go to law school in the South, aim for the best one--UVA. I know that we are a school that will definitely overlook a low GPA if it's combined with a high LSAT, a good reason for it, and a strong PS. If you can pull a 167 I think you will have a great shot at getting in. Also Charlottesville is probably one of the best places for a single mom to attend law school. It's safe and it isn't a fast paced locale. Also I with you being a single mom, the fact that our LRW is P/F will be particularly helpful (UT, Duke, and Vandy all have graded LRW; in addition to them being less respected in the legal community).
I appreciate the insight. I will be looking into UVA! I'm originally from Kentucky, although I have lived in nyc for the past 4 years. I'm applying to U of KY Law as well, not pysched about going there, but will do if it is one of my best or only options. I figure I should try to get into the best law school that I can that will give me the best educational opps as well as options after grad . Thanks.