« on: November 09, 2008, 04:06:22 PM »
I've read a couple of your posts now, and I think you're overly pessimistic in your chances. While I think a healthy pessimism is definitely a good thing, you should really come at your admissions cycle with a bit more confidence. Our numbers are similar (you definitely have a higher GPA than me), so I my be shooting myself in the foot by encouraging you, but I think you are in a for a great cycle.
Granted I know nothing about your soft factors, LORs, or writing abilities, but if you are able to put together a solid application and sell yourself as a strong candidate, think you'll have much success if your applications. I'm applying no where outside the Top-14, and I really don't see why you should either (unless you really have your heart set on a particular school or region -- for example, the South). You'll definitely get in most schools 4-14 if not all, and have a really good shot at Harvard (again, just numbers based, and is contingent on your putting together a good application). Stanford and Yale may be outside your reach, but I think you should definitely apply to both if you think you have an interesting story to tell and have good experiences that would contribute to their law school communities.
In short, have more confidence in yourself (if there is substance behind your numbers). You're going to do fine. Keep some healthy skepticism but exude a bit more confidence...it'll probably come out in your application too, which is a good thing!