List of my schools applied to

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ironbmike
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List of my schools applied to

Postby ironbmike » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:34 am

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Lacepiece23
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Re: List of my schools applied to

Postby Lacepiece23 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:35 am

retake for a 170?

Jredelman15
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Re: List of my schools applied to

Postby Jredelman15 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:36 am

University of Texas would be a good one.

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Re: List of my schools applied to

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:22 am

You should apply to all the lower T14. And I'm assuming from your list you're from the southeast and want to stay there. In that case, definitely don't go to Arizona. It's regional. Ignore overall rankings outside of the T14, maybe T20 schools; they are meaningless.

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Re: List of my schools applied to

Postby kuttlefish » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:25 am

I'd throw Vanderbilt on that list too... even though your acceptance would lower my chances even further...sigh

And Emory if you can get money.

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Re: List of my schools applied to

Postby 20141023 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:28 am

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andres
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Re: List of my schools applied to

Postby andres » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:33 am

Include:

Boston College
Boston University
Fordham
UC Davis

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Re: List of my schools applied to

Postby Icculus » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:39 am

ironbmike wrote:I have a 168 and 3.6, and am applying to these schools. Are there any that I am really neglecting to apply to?

American
Arizona
GWU
George Mason
Georgetown
UNC
Notre Dame
Alabama
Kentucky
Richmond
UVA
Washington & Lee
William & Mary
Georgia

Should I be applying to more T-14, top 25 schools? My real targets are UVA, Georgetown, Notre Dame and GWU obviously. Others like Kentucky, Arizona, and Alabama I have identified as good bang-for-the-buck schools.


Where are you from? Where do you want to practice? Where do you have ties? That should determine where you apply. Is that 168 the best you could do? If not I would advise a retake.

As for your original question, add WUSTL.

Lord Randolph McDuff
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Re: List of my schools applied to

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:51 pm

Where do you want to work?

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Doorkeeper
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Re: List of my schools applied to

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:02 pm

You have a shot at Duke, Michigan, and Georgetown and a good shot at Cornell.

Also, UCLA/Vanderbilt/USC/Texas if you want to work in those regions.

See: http://myLSN.info/ztg0b7

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Re: List of my schools applied to

Postby ironbmike » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:18 am

Thanks for the tips. This is my third take so I'm not going to improve on 168. I've applied to Texas and BC and I'm looking at the others that were named. Region doesn't matter too much.

Also going to apply to Cornell, Vanderbilt, and Duke. Thanks.
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Re: List of my schools applied to

Postby Crowing » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:20 am

If you don't have any connections to states like Arizona or Alabama (dunno if you do or not) you probably shouldn't go to those schools.

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Re: List of my schools applied to

Postby Yukos » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:37 am

I agree with the others, I think the best app strategy is 1) strong regional schools in the state where you live (assuming you're not dying to leave) and 2) lower T14 like Cornell, Duke and maybe GULC.

If you're not from Kentucky, you're going to have trouble getting a job there even if you go to UK, and if you go to UK it's going to be nearly impossible to get a job outside of Kentucky. Your app strategy should aimed at maximizing your ultimate employment prospects, not getting into the highest ranked school you can.




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