Rigo wrote: Nebby wrote:
Pierre I am wrote:I really want to keep focusing my career in environmental policy / law. What are my best options assuming a 3.51 GPA and an LSAT between 170-175?
Is there a possibility of going to any of the T14 schools and finding a decent paying Env law job? I know the starting pay should be around 100-120k.
Knowing this information would help tremendously in figuring out the risk/debt association with certain schools.
The best option is to go to UCLA/USC with a hefty scholarship. If you're less debt averse, Berkeley
Hey Nebs. Can you explain your thinking here?
OP seems to want to work in California, and getting a job in environmental law is about a combination of things: school rank, grades, relevant experience, and networking. None of these things weigh more heavily over the other. I think a committed individual who has their shit together and hustles will have the best chance of doing everything necessary to make an entry-level job in environmental law a possibility. I know nothing about California, but elsewhere, there are just not a lot of entry-level environmental jobs available. Going to a school like USC/UCLA and hustling can land an environmental lawyer gig, but since I personally know how difficult that actually is, I wouldn't want the OP to be saddled with a bunch of debt only to come up short. Generally, the best advice is to go to the best school you can with the most money you can.
I chose those schools since they have the best shot at the California market