melodygreenleaf wrote:Just out of curiosity, are there any T14 schools you would not apply to without a fee waiver?
Northwestern, GULC, UVA. Also a fee waiver from Duke persuaded me to apply. The only non-T14 schools I am applying to are USC/UCLA which both gave me waivers but I would've applied anyway because I am from California and currently live in Southern California so they are my "safety" schools I guess. Though I hate that term because it feels like I'm jinxing myself. The reason why I wasn't considering applying to some of those schools without a waiver is that I am a CA baby and want to live my life in CA after law school so if I have to leave CA I'd prefer for it be somewhere like NY. I know the weather situation is going to be a shock no matter where I move outside of CA, but if I am going to move I'd like to at least experience a full on metropolis.
jaesonko wrote:^same, but I don't intend on applying on schools outside t14 even with fee waiver. I don't really know why 14 is the cutoff except that TLS told me so
I was just thinking this the other day and actually looked up why the T14 is the cutoff. What I found is that since the US News Rankings have been around the T14 have pretty much remained the same schools. They obviously move around amongst themselves within the T14, but for the most part the actual schools remained the same. This was only after some minor looking into it.