Ideal number of applications to submit?

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Jolly_J88
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Ideal number of applications to submit?

Postby Jolly_J88 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:14 pm

What is the ideal number of law schools one should I apply to? Is ten too many or is it reasonable?

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rinkrat19
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Re: Ideal number of applications to submit?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:17 pm

That's probably about average, but whether it's a good selection obviously depends on your profile and which schools.

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Re: Ideal number of applications to submit?

Postby fakehunter » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:50 pm

I applied to 14 - I was only planning on applying to 10 until 4 seemingly useful fee waivers came along. If you have a specific area you want to live in, you can probably limit it to about 5 or 6. If you, like me, have only a basic understanding of where you want to go, then 10 is definitely not too many (if you can afford all the apps.)

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traehekat
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Re: Ideal number of applications to submit?

Postby traehekat » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:21 pm

there is obviously no "ideal" number. just figure out where you would want to practice, what schools place well in those regions, which of those schools you have a realistic shot at, and go from there.

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Re: Ideal number of applications to submit?

Postby Errzii » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:26 pm

Reaches, Targets, and Safeties. 3-5 each. That's what I did. Of course, fee waivers also helped.

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soitgoes9
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Re: Ideal number of applications to submit?

Postby soitgoes9 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:27 pm

YHS




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