Hey, this thread has been really helpful. I'm hoping to apply to USD this fall. Having said that, I have yet to take my LSAT this June and want to finish in the 167/170 range. My GPA is a 3.4 from the law school-less UCI (which btw, OC already has several law schools - mostly t2 and t3 - I think UCI wouldn't be much of a contender, seeing as most of the local big law firms recruit from their alumnae schools from LA/SF. However, attending Chapman, Western or Whittier is advantageous if you wish to work in the local criminal/gov sector or small law firms since their alumnae base is pretty strong)
I know it's premature thinking, but I was just wondering whether I should continue to apply for the USD day F/T division if I score in the +90th percantile on my LSAT, since I have a low GPA. Given the numbers, would you recommend that I apply as an evening student to ensure acceptance since their requirements are lower? Or do they provide that as a waitlist option?
if you score in the 90%-tile you can basically go to any law school in ca your heart desires except for stanford, and cal. those would be crapshoots, but a well put together application can push you over the edge there, as well as anywhere else for that matter.