« on: January 31, 2005, 05:06:13 AM »
have a 3.15 and a 165 LSAT avg (167 was my higher number) from a pretty good UG school (although the plus factor on that seems to be not too much) dbl majoring in english and government (again, choice of majors, or the fact that i'm a double major, don't seem to help)
anyways, so honestly, i've been real lazy and completely dropped the ball. already applied to a few places, but wanted to apply to more.
but is it really too late to apply to anywhere "in my range" and "above my range"?
given that i also want to go into corporate law (money's one thing, but i really did enjoy whatever bit of it i encountered during my internship/slave labor) or other form of international law, i probably will not be looking to go to a school outside the top 30 (except for fordham maybe) unless i really have no choice. don't seem to be stuck up and elitist (given my GPA, i don't have the luxury to be elitist), but i've heard from people (people being lawyers in the lawfirm) that if i want to do what i want to do, it would be a waste of time and money going to a school outside the top 20, and i'm just pushing the number out to 30 to feel a little better about myself. and i figured schools like BC, BU, fordham would not be a waste of time either.
I've so far applied to Washington U, Case Western (it was free and i wanted to feel good abt myself come april), Washington and Lee, Notre Dame (don't fit my description but i like the school), BC, Fordham, and Duke (waste of $70, i feel).
given that, returning to the gist of my question, is it too late to apply? since my numbers were strugglin anyways, will the lateness even make it worth the time + effort + money?
also, whether for this cycle or next, what other schools do you think i should look at? looking at chiashu numbers, what probability numbers should i be looking for? i was thinking i could have hope in schools that list me between 25-50....
anyways, thanks, always, for the help.