I just got my december lsat score.. 149, 2.5 and 3.0+ in all Political Science major courses.. also a minor in human rights. I have years of experience in nonprofit,activism, and political campaigns as well as a rising gpa trend. Great extracurricular experience and LORs.. everything is pretty good minus the gpa. I'm not looking to go to a top school (obviously), and im not interested in big law or anything corporate... small firm or public interest focused is preferred for after graduation.
Thus far, I've applied to barry, hamline pt, and cooley pt. I'm in Florida and plan on doing St Thomas and FAMU as well. I'm looking for other schools to apply to- open to all areas except the deep south.
I've viewed this site before, and please only responses suggesting schools to apply to please. I am aware of my average lsat score and subpar gpa, and yes I still plan to be a lawyer.
JDguy86 - in addition to using lsat/gpa calculators, I strongly encourage you to do what I said. Law school calculators are incomplete indicators of your chances. They may also lead you to believe that your chances are lower than they actually are, which may persuade you not to apply to a law school that you actually should apply to. USNews records the admissions statistics of all law schools in their ranking and indicates where they are located. If you want to practice in a certain state, for example, you can quickly scroll down the list to see what schools are located where you want to work and quickly narrow your options. You don't have to buy the magazine - there is likely one in your local library.
Or you could just go to LSAC's site and see the data for yourself...
usnews provides the quickest snapshot of almost everything you need to know on one page.
Something strikes me as remarkably lazy and dangerous about this approach. Deciding on a law school is not like deciding on which restaurant to go eat at or which movie to go see. You're deciding on where to go spend three years of your life, thousands of your dollars, and setting yourself up for the rest of your professional life. Quick, sloppy, editorialized snapshots generated to sale magazines are a poor tool to rely on for such decisions. And haphazardly disregarding the vast majority of law schools based upon said snapshot is a recipe for disappointment and failure.