Samara wrote:CanadianWolf wrote:You should be admitted to at least 3 of the 4 law schools, although you may get admitted to all four. If admitted to all 4, then MSU is the best choice, in my opinion, but NC Central is quite affordable for NC residents.
Since you are taking a year off, consider retaking the LSAT. A score in the mid-150s should enable you to gain admission to a few tier one law schools as well as earn scholarship offers from some tier two & lower ranked law schools.
Phew, actually constructive advice, though OP already said he is retaking. Without knowing how much prep OP did for June, it's hard to speculate how much the score can increase. Getting from 148 to the mid-150s or low-160s is doable, even if you did some prep to get to 148. A lot of these predictions seem reeeeeally optimistic, but you never know I guess.
For T2, I think your best bet may be IU-Indy. Applying out of state may make it a little tougher, but they have some of the lowest numbers in the T2. If you can get your LSAT score at or above their median (156), I think you have a really good shot there. Plus, Indianapolis is a decent market that is served pretty heavily by IU-Indy, so I would think your job prospects would be better than at somewhere like Northeastern or Chapman where you're competing with a lot of higher-ranked schools.
This is decent advise. Indianapolis is one of the 12 largest cities in the US. Indiana is seen as all corn fields and farmers, but this is not accurate. A big mistake people make is going to major cities with a lot of competition. There was a NY times article about recently barred attorneys relative to new attorney jobs available, and I would take a look at that chart if you plan on dipping out of the top 25 and have some portability. I am a firm believer that we are fortunate to be in a country where you can live a decent quality of life in any of the fifty states if you are smart about it. Every town has housing, a place to get decent food and recreational facilities. Between that and creating a great loving family, what else can a (wo)man want without being greedy?