rayiner wrote:If you're interested in gender discrimination suits, then get a JD from the best school you can (or the one you can go for the least debt) and try and work for a plaintiff's firm that does gender discrimination lawsuits. It'll be pretty low paying work (40-50k) but that's fine if you can keep your debt down.
As for preparation, buy the "Bibles" series from PowerScore and the official LSAC PrepTests (all can be found on Amazon). Take at least 10-15 of the PrepTests over a period of several months, trying to improve your score 10-15 points from your initial diagnostic.
I agree with both of these points. I don't know what your numbers (or finances) are like, but whatever you do, if you're going to get a law degree, then go to the best possible law school you can. I don't know much about the schools you mentioned, but definitely don't go to a school that's ranked, say, 30 spots below where you're capable of getting in just because they have the JD/MA program you want. If you really want to deal with the subject areas you mentioned, then I'm almost positive you'll be able to find a program in your range that has at the very least some sort of relevant courses or extracurriculars. And if you choose to do an MA on the side, then that's fine -- but your JD will be your "star" degree, so try to make the important decisions on that basis.
And yes, the Bibles are wonderful! LG especially, though LR is helpful too. I haven't used the RC, but I've heard it's decent, though not completely necessary.