« on: September 23, 2008, 04:32:37 PM »
oops! i think i posted this over in the wrong forum - apologies. now in the correct spot, some responses would be greatly appreciated.
so i just graduated from a lower-tier uc in june and am prepping for the lsats to apply for next fall. with a gpa of 3.4 and an lsat score looking to be 165-175 (fingers crossed, but ill probably land somewhere around 170) im feeling just out of the running for a top 20 school and am now wondering, should i go for the highest ranked school i can get into or take a lower ranked school that feels like a better fit for me? specifically i am looking heavily at lewis and clark- i love the area and the programs it offers seem awesome to me- indian law, public interest law, animal law, and a top ranked environmental law program all seem major pluses, but a low national ranking makes me think twice. id love to get into a top school like cornell or ut austin, and feel like if i send out enough apps i might break into a top 30 school. basically, should i go for the ranking and take the rep of a big name school or take my chances at my safety school even if i get into those higher ranked programs? and, a follow up question, assuming a good lsat score, lets say 3.4/175, what would be my odds at the top schools in the country?