How many schools?

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akasabian
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How many schools?

Postby akasabian » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:52 pm

Hey just curious: How many schools did you apply to? Trying to figure out what a typical number of schools to apply to is.

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minnbills
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Re: How many schools?

Postby minnbills » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:53 pm

11. Only one without a waiver, though.

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Re: How many schools?

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:55 pm

10. 7 with waivers, 3 without. I should have applied to more, for the sake of leverage.

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Re: How many schools?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:57 pm

I applied to 6, all with waivers. I'd say something in the 10-15 range is pretty typical. If your application package has some potential for unpredictability (URM, splitter/reverse splitter, C&F issue, etc), more might be a good idea.

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Re: How many schools?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:57 pm

Need more information about you, your numbers & your goals. Some apply to 20 or more law schools, while others might only apply to a handful. It's subjective for the most part.

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Re: How many schools?

Postby akasabian » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:03 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Need more information about you, your numbers & your goals. Some apply to 20 or more law schools, while others might only apply to a handful. It's subjective for the most part.


3.71 GPA
169 LSAT
Non-URM
Direct from UG

I'm hoping to hit either some mid-range T-14 (NYU/Boalt/UVA) as a reach, with some lower California schools as well (USC, UCLA, Davis). My list right now is about at 18, mixing reaches, reasonables, and safety schools.

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Re: How many schools?

Postby dingbat » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:05 pm

Questions:

1) what are your numbers? (are you in T14 range?)
2) which regions are you interested?
3) how many good schools are in those regions?
4) do you have any special circumstances, like a clearly defined goal, or a guaranteed job at a relative's law firm? (or geographic restrictions /PT requirements)

Depending on your answers, we could be talking about a range of as little as 2 and as many as 20 (or more)

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Re: How many schools?

Postby BearState » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:07 pm

akasabian wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Need more information about you, your numbers & your goals. Some apply to 20 or more law schools, while others might only apply to a handful. It's subjective for the most part.


3.71 GPA
169 LSAT
Non-URM
Direct from UG

I'm hoping to hit either some mid-range T-14 (NYU/Boalt/UVA) as a reach, with some lower California schools as well (USC, UCLA, Davis). My list right now is about at 18, mixing reaches, reasonables, and safety schools.


Good plan. I'd do the entire T-14 (HYS is debatable) and your lower-ranked CA schools.

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Re: How many schools?

Postby akasabian » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:08 pm

dingbat wrote:Questions:

1) what are your numbers? (are you in T14 range?)
2) which regions are you interested?
3) how many good schools are in those regions?
4) do you have any special circumstances, like a clearly defined goal, or a guaranteed job at a relative's law firm? (or geographic restrictions /PT requirements)

Depending on your answers, we could be talking about a range of as little as 2 and as many as 20 (or more)


Numbers are above (3.71, 169, non URM).
Looking at either NY/Virginia/DC area or California (most likely LA)
A lot
No special circumstances in relation to future prospects or limitations on where I'd attend geographically

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Re: How many schools?

Postby dingbat » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:26 pm

akasabian wrote:
dingbat wrote:Questions:

1) what are your numbers? (are you in T14 range?)
2) which regions are you interested?
3) how many good schools are in those regions?
4) do you have any special circumstances, like a clearly defined goal, or a guaranteed job at a relative's law firm? (or geographic restrictions /PT requirements)

Depending on your answers, we could be talking about a range of as little as 2 and as many as 20 (or more)


Numbers are above (3.71, 169, non URM).
Looking at either NY/Virginia/DC area or California (most likely LA)
A lot
No special circumstances in relation to future prospects or limitations on where I'd attend geographically

Blanket the T14 and UCLA/USC
Throw in Davis, Fordham and GW as safeties
Good luck




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