School for FL or CA

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mvonh001
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School for FL or CA

Postby mvonh001 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:33 pm

As you can see I want to work in FL or CA, I have a 3.2 GPA and I am anticipated a 175+ on LSAT based on practice scores. Which schools should i be looking at?

In the T14 I like Georgetown, Cornell, Stanford (obviously no chance), NYU, and Duke. In the T20 I like UCLA and USC as well. I live in Miami currently and know about UM Law school (its ok academic reputation and stellar price tag) and FIU (Its nearly free cost and no reputation). But I dont know which school to chose if I were to stay in Miami or if I wanted to move to CA. What do you guys think? Is there a school to pick that if it lets me in I should just go? Or is there a school that if I get a degree from there I can work wherever I want?

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Re: School for FL or CA

Postby shoeshine » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:36 pm

Come back when you have a real LSAT score.

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Re: School for FL or CA

Postby romothesavior » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:49 pm

shoeshine wrote:Come back when you have a real LSAT score.

Yep.

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Re: School for FL or CA

Postby duckmoney » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:56 pm

Generally speaking, the better the law school, the more portable the degree. If you want the option of California or Florida, you'll probably need to go to a top 14 and you will need strong ties to both. If you lack ties, you'll need to pick one and go to law school in that state in order to establish ties, but that will create its own set of problems.

Anyway, yes, come back with real LSAT score.

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Re: School for FL or CA

Postby mvonh001 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:20 pm

thanks for the replies.

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Re: School for FL or CA

Postby clarion » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:54 pm

In all honesty, from what I've seen this cycle, that GPA is probably going to keep you out of any T14 except MAYBE Cornell and GULC even if you get something like a 177 on your LSAT. But if you want to go back to FL, then those two are actually going to be really great options despite bringing up the rear in the T14. At the same time however, USC and UCLA are (from what I've heard) NOT going to be great at getting you back to FL. If you want FL, you will want to look at southern schools like Vanderbilt and Emory. Of course there's also UF/FSU/UM.

Now unfortunately, if you're not sure where you'll want to be out of CA and FL, it's going to be hard to find a school that isn't in the T14 that can get you both places. Especially if you don't have any ties to CA to compensate for not going to law school there. So I'd say apply to maybe just about all of the schools I mentioned before (including some other schools that might give you fee waivers if you DO in fact destroy [in a good way] your LSAT), and just see what happens. Cause who knows, maybe you'll really only get into southern-based schools, in which case, problem solved. Or maybe you have fantastic softs and can get into one of the CA schools or UMichigan? Needless to say, with two post-graduate location preferences that are SO geographically disparate, you're gonna want to aim high. Good luck!

Also, there are a number of other threads that discuss similar things, so just peruse and see what you can gather. I'm truly no expert :P

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Re: School for FL or CA

Postby 20160810 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:55 pm

This is not the forum for people who are "anticipating a 175."




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