bk1 wrote:@OP: T20 is a misleading term. You're basically asking what LSAT you need for WUSTL/GW since the schools in the band above them (UCLA/USC/Vandy/UT) generally require a higher LSAT and the schools in the band of that (the lower T14) require an even higher LSAT. It also doesn't make any sense since even though WUSTL/GW are "T20" they are relatively equal to many, but not all, schools ranked all the way through the T1 (peers of WUSTL/GW include BU/BC/UCD/UCH/Fordham/Emory/UW/Illinois/etc). It makes no sense to aim for GW/WUSTL if you have no desire to work in DC or the midwest.tyro wrote:UC - Davis costs 34k for residents. That's about 3x as much as students attending similarly ranked public schools will pay if they are residents.
Your number is wrong. UCD was just shy of 42k/year for residents last year and is higher this year. (It's over 46k this year but it is hard to tell how much it actually jumped because the 46k contains a bunch of fees and I'm not entirely sure how many of those fees were included in the 42k.) But yes, UC's are the most insanely expensive public law schools (outside of UM/UVa).
Yes, I just said T20 to indicate I'm willing to look outside of T14 but that ranking is still relatively important.
I'm also willing to work in another state, I just figure I'll eventually want to come back here (and if I was heading back to CA immediately after graduating, it would be because I already had a job lined up here).
Obviously I'm aiming for an LSAT score that is as high as possible, and I'd love to know what type of score I'd be looking at to be competitive in the T14 as well (although unlikely, there's always a possibility!)