WanderingPondering wrote:Not to be rude, but why do you want to go to law school?
You're obviously a relatively smart guy (as evidenced by your LSAT), but the odds are stacked against you for law school admissions because of your grades. Why not go into finance? If you're decent at math you work at an investment bank or a hedge fund in NYC or something. You'll actually make real money and won't have the debt. If you can crush the LSAT, you can get a CFA and be better off (and in NYC), IMO.
Because I want to be a lawyer. I wish I had a more detailed answer but I really don't. I've wanted to be a lawyer for the majority of my life, I find the study of the rules we all live by to be extremely interesting and important. I had my problems in college, which, suffice to say, I handled in a pretty shitty manner. Now after a few years of working and distancing myself from my grades, I'm hoping I can still get to the place I've always wanted to be.
EDIT: Also, I'm shit at math.
OP: I asked you an honest question. I think that you need to ED to Virginia to get a shot at a school that will get you employed. The schools in the area you want to live that will accept you are not worth the price.
It is possible to sublease apartments or even break leases. If you don't want to do that, then work some more and go to law school later. Law school isn't going anywhere and it looks like it is just getting easier and easier to get in with a decent LSAT.
Your wife is either going to have to go with you or stay and do a long distance thing.
I honestly am telling you that your stats coupled with your geographical limitations mean that you should not go to law school. Apply if it makes you happy and see where you get in and if you can get some money. Fordham at sticker makes no sense.