1. odds at t-14? FWIW, want to practice in SF/LA markets. Want to stay in California, but realize I may need to go out of state for LS. Have done lots of googling but with all the fudged numbers, I can't really tell which schools are placing well in these markets.
Good shot at Berkeley. Reject from Stanford. You'll probably get into at least one CCN. You're fine for MVPB.
2. Wtf should I do for the next year? I'm looking into:
-Americorps (can save $ by living at home, get to volunteer and help out with something I'm genuinely passionate about
-have an interview with Testmasters (not sure about this, but the $$$...)
-office jobs. I'd love to get experience in a law firm, but everywhere I've seen has a prereq of 3-5 years experience in a law firm already. Which I don't have. Which of these will help make me more competitive for admission to B-school (if any...?).
Go with doing what your passionate about, unless you gotta get that dough real hard before law school.