The number is up there because I applied/am applying to like 12 of the top 14 and I felt that my chances were lower at all of them, however I would really like to attend a top 14 school so I shot for it. The others (GW, ND, BC, BU, W&L, W&M etc.) I felt were my bread and butter. Also I picked up fee waivers for quite a few in this range as well as a few in t14, all told I will probably have spent 1500 or so on this app cycle by the time I am done and include LSAT fees etc. The geographic safeties were free aside from Washington (thats my fault because I threw out the fee waiver before I decided to apply). All told, the money is manageable, I am more worried about the timing etc. I didn't apply anywhere that I flat out wouldn't want to go, and I didn't know how my GPA vs. LSAT vs. work experience would play out, so I decided to use the shotgun technique so to speak.
Like I said, I was mainly feeling like I dropped the ball a bit since my apps didn't go out in Oct./Nov. but it sounds like that might not be the kiss of death I had been led to believe it was. School List follows. It looks like maybe I only have 7 left.
|William & Mary||Y||N|
|Fordham (may scrap)||N||N|
|U of Chicago||N||Y|
|U of Washington||Y(threw out)||Y|
|Washington & Lee||Y||Y|