Looking for feedback on my list of schools I intend to apply

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PSDCBC
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Looking for feedback on my list of schools I intend to apply

Postby PSDCBC » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:50 pm

I don't know if the I am accurately grouping the schools based on my chances. Any comments are welcome. Should I apply to more likelies and less targets?

GPA: 3.54 from McGill, English as major
LSAT: 164

REACH
Boston University
Boston College
UNC - Chapel Hill
University of Washington
Fordham University
Emory
Notre Dame
Washington University in St. Louis
George Washington

TARGET
University of Maryland
University of Georgia
UC Hastings
George Mason
University of Wisconsin
Wake Forest University
Brooklyn Law School
Northeastern University
Lewis & Clark College
American University
Tulane University
Temple University

"SAFTEY"
Rutgers Camden
University of Connecticut
University of San Francisco
Seton Hall University
University of San Diego

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paratactical
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Re: Looking for feedback on my list of schools I intend to apply

Postby paratactical » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:50 pm

Where do you want to practice law? Where do you have ties to?

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Re: Looking for feedback on my list of schools I intend to apply

Postby TripTrip » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:53 pm

paratactical wrote:Where do you want to practice law? Where do you have ties to?

This is the relevant question. For lower law schools, region is almost all that matters. Stay close to home.

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Re: Looking for feedback on my list of schools I intend to apply

Postby PSDCBC » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:02 pm

TripTrip wrote:
paratactical wrote:Where do you want to practice law? Where do you have ties to?

This is the relevant question. For lower law schools, region is almost all that matters. Stay close to home.


I am from outside Boston. BC I guess is about a 50/50 or 40/60. I would like to go there. Unfortunately, the drop off between BC and Northeastern is dramatic and I'd like to go somewhere better than Northeastern (unless they pay my way).

My real question was does that list look accurate and realistic?

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Re: Looking for feedback on my list of schools I intend to apply

Postby Unoriginalist » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:05 pm

PSDCBC wrote:
My real question was does that list look accurate and realistic?


Sure.

Here are some resources that might help:

http://www.myLSN.info/
lawschoolnumbers.com

These two websites will be about as much help as anyone here at telling you what your reaches/targets should be. HTH

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Re: Looking for feedback on my list of schools I intend to apply

Postby paratactical » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:06 pm

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LexLeon
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Re: Looking for feedback on my list of schools I intend to apply

Postby LexLeon » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:31 pm

Your fortune cookie of the day says:

"Heighten your reaches. You'll be pleasantly surprised."

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Re: Looking for feedback on my list of schools I intend to apply

Postby Cellar-door » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:45 pm

PSDCBC wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
paratactical wrote:Where do you want to practice law? Where do you have ties to?

This is the relevant question. For lower law schools, region is almost all that matters. Stay close to home.


I am from outside Boston. BC I guess is about a 50/50 or 40/60. I would like to go there. Unfortunately, the drop off between BC and Northeastern is dramatic and I'd like to go somewhere better than Northeastern (unless they pay my way).

My real question was does that list look accurate and realistic?

It seems realistic in terms of chances of getting in but.....
If you want to practice in Boston cut out a ton of dead weight.
Northeastern would be better for the Boston market than say: Wisconsin, Tulane, Temple, American etc.
check out http://www.lstscorereports.com
in the employment profiles it will show you where graduates got jobs, outside the t-14 or so it gets pretty regional. Especially since Boston isn't anywhere near the size market of NYC or Chicago. Going to a "better" school won't get you a job in your market unless it places in that market which most of those schools don't. Basically I'd say outside of your reaches only apply to schools in markets you want to work in.

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Re: Looking for feedback on my list of schools I intend to apply

Postby itachiuchiha » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:42 pm

retake

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Re: Looking for feedback on my list of schools I intend to apply

Postby TripTrip » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:55 pm

LexLeon wrote:Your fortune cookie of the day says:

"Heighten your reaches. You'll be pleasantly surprised."

OP, LexLeon is about to go on a rant about how numbers don't matter. Don't listen to him; statistical data is not on his side. Apply to your reach schools but understand why they are reaches.

Cellar-door wrote:check out http://www.lstscorereports.com
in the employment profiles it will show you where graduates got jobs, outside the t-14 or so it gets pretty regional. Especially since Boston isn't anywhere near the size market of NYC or Chicago. Going to a "better" school won't get you a job in your market unless it places in that market which most of those schools don't. Basically I'd say outside of your reaches only apply to schools in markets you want to work in.

TITCR

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Re: Looking for feedback on my list of schools I intend to apply

Postby Dmini7 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:01 pm

http://myLSN.info/pz9tap

numbers say you are probably right about the 50/50 shot at BC (alot of WL there too). Your list is very interesting though. It seems you want to be on a coast, regardless of which. I would say you have a healthy looking list, and without a better understanding of what your looking for, the graph of people with your numbers from previous years is the best I can give you to better comprehend your chances. Hopefully this cycle turns out to be a very generous one though for everyone :).




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