So, does it help or hurt to list allllll the schools you're applying to.. if all the others aren't impressive?
Technically, you can decline to answer that question. They don't tell applicants this b/c they want an answer. I say applicants should respectfully decline to answer, with a note that you will furnish the info if it is required. You can even tell the school that your list may change, and, thus, you do not want to mislead the school.
i wouldn't recommend this. if your numbers are stellar, i don't see this hurting you that much (if at all), but there's no reason not to play by their rules if they're asking.
Fordham can't really check to see if you have applied to schools other than the ones you list. In addition, it asks for schools you have applied to or are planning on applying...maybe you apply to other schools later that you aren't thinking of now, if you catch my drift.
+1 -- you can write down all of your safety schools/good fits and leave off your slight reaches/reaches if you're worried about YP. If they ever asked (not that they would), you respond that, at the time, those were the schools to which you were planning to apply, but your pre-law counselor advised you to take a few risks and you ended up applying to X, Y, and Z also..
not that big a deal.