How many schools do TLS members apply to?

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How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby Geno67 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:14 am

I have seen a few threads where it is suggested that some of our members applied to all T14.

I was counseled to pick 5 schools and the app process for just those seems like a ton of work.

So....how many?

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby danitt » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:19 am

24.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby hephaestus » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:38 am

21. But in hindsight that was way too many.

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Postby hohenheim » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:42 am

12, but you should make a poll.

If you've got fee waivers, adding schools won't add much time or trouble since you can reuse your PS/addendums and lsac will auto fill most of the application (though you should definitely double check to make sure that all the questions have been filled). The benefit of doing this is that you will have more options and more chances at scholarships (sometimes you'll be surprised by a school). Even if you don't end up going there, these offers will give you leverage in scholarship negotiation against your top choice. Worked for me.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby vzapana » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:49 am

15

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Postby Trout et al » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:50 am

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby Mad Hatter » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:05 am

I've seen as few as one and as many as 30. Based on LSN trolling, I would estimate the median to be somewhere around 12-15. I applied to 12: 3 reaches, 3 targets, and 6 safeties.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby Geno67 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:13 am

I do have an lsac fee waiver and as a McNair Scholar, I have been offered waivers as well.

Thanks for the input everyone.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby rickgrimes69 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:29 am

I blanketed most of the lower T14 and some T20s.

No offense, but if applying to 5 schools sounds like a lot of work, I don't see a positive law school experience in your future.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby Geno67 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:39 am

rickgrimes69 wrote:I blanketed most of the lower T14 and some T20s.

No offense, but if applying to 5 schools sounds like a lot of work, I don't see a positive law school experience in your future.


No offense taken.

Our situation is considerably different than most. I have a wife who won't drive, a high-school age stepson (his father fled the country to avoid child support) who can't drive, two households with about a half-dozen dependents (not children of ours - just refugees my wife took in), full-time work, full-time school, and an aging mother with severe dementia that we take of.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby danitt » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:56 am

Geno67 wrote:
rickgrimes69 wrote:I blanketed most of the lower T14 and some T20s.

No offense, but if applying to 5 schools sounds like a lot of work, I don't see a positive law school experience in your future.


No offense taken.

Our situation is considerably different than most. I have a wife who won't drive, a high-school age stepson (his father fled the country to avoid child support) who can't drive, two households with about a half-dozen dependents (not children of ours - just refugees my wife took in), full-time work, full-time school, and an aging mother with severe dementia that we take of.

And you want to put law school on top of that?!? Ch......

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:57 am

7

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby 2014 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:00 am

I did 6, in hindsight wish I would have added 5-7 more.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby jingosaur » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:04 am

It says on one of your older posts that you got a 145 on your first LSAT. Please don't take out any significant amount of loans or go to a lower ranked school with the kind of responsibility that you currently have. That's a lot to juggle with going to law school.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby Geno67 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:06 am

Well - my first choice was marine archaeology but the employment prospects are exponentially worse than law. My second and third choices were geophysics and astrophysics but both departments want me to do a year of prereqs that I am not interested in.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby ScottRiqui » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:07 am

Planning on applying to two - I have geographical constraints on where I'm willing to attend.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby Geno67 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:13 am

goldbh7 wrote:It says on one of your older posts that you got a 145 on your first LSAT. Please don't take out any significant amount of loans or go to a lower ranked school with the kind of responsibility that you currently have. That's a lot to juggle with going to law school.


I will not attend law unless I have a full ride. I may eat those words if HYS gives me enough money to ALMOST live on.

My 145 came from taking it cold with no preparation at all and the mistaken belief that every wrong answer would count against me. I have completed two timed practice tests since (after reading LSAT superprep - free from lsac) and placed in the 160s both times. Just reading the one prep book opened my eyes an immense amount and I realize how much of a mistake taking it cold was. I have also scored several of the PS bibles and am looking forward to a few hours here and there with them.

I honestly think I can get into the low 170s by October. I know....no one does that. But no one works 60 hours and still makes the presidents list every semester either.

Edit: October, not November.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby rickgrimes69 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:16 am

Geno67 wrote:
rickgrimes69 wrote:I blanketed most of the lower T14 and some T20s.

No offense, but if applying to 5 schools sounds like a lot of work, I don't see a positive law school experience in your future.


No offense taken.

Our situation is considerably different than most. I have a wife who won't drive, a high-school age stepson (his father fled the country to avoid child support) who can't drive, two households with about a half-dozen dependents (not children of ours - just refugees my wife took in), full-time work, full-time school, and an aging mother with severe dementia that we take of.


The bolded gets all of my wut.

My point was that if the application process seems like a lot of work, you straight up will not be able to handle the time commitment and workload of law school. Especially considering all of the personal obligations you have, you should give serious thought to whether you will be able to devote the necessary amount of attention to your studies. Employers aren't going to care about your personal life when you're trying to explain away your sub-par GPA.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby gertie » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:20 am

16

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby Geno67 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:24 am

rickgrimes69 wrote:My point was that if the application process seems like a lot of work, you straight up will not be able to handle the time commitment and workload of law school. Especially considering all of the personal obligations you have, you should give serious thought to whether you will be able to devote the necessary amount of attention to your studies. Employers aren't going to care about your personal life when you're trying to explain away your sub-par GPA.


My current GPA is 3.94. I worked more than 50 hours for most of my undergrad career (currently 40-45) and attended school full-time. I will not be working full-time during graduate school. If I do law - I will probably not be working at all.

The stepson will be driving age by the time I start (fall 2014). The refugees will have to find some way to take care of themselves as we will be renting the house out to offset the mortgage if we have to move for school.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:27 am

22

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby finnandjake2 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:29 am

15

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby guano » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:31 am

3

And 2 more a few weeks later when I had a panic attack, but I honestly wouldn't have attended either of those

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby nickb285 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:35 am

Applied to 18--all the decent T1s in my preferred region, any T1/decent regional T2 that gave me a fee waiver, and Georgetown.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:43 am

I think I applied to close to 20, but a decent chunk of those were for scholarship negotiation purposes.

+1 on the refugee wut




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