« on: April 05, 2008, 07:22:17 PM »
If you applied late, if you reapply earlier next year that could make a difference (as the previous poster said). Otherwise, unless you do something absolutely amazing over the next year, I'm not sure how different your chances would be. If you have marginal numbers for T14, why not apply at a few lower ranked schools. If you really want to get into academia, it may be more difficult from a slightly lower ranked school, but it's not impossible. Check out the faculties at some of the lower T1 and T2 schools - they're mostly T14 alums, but there's always a smattering of other schools represented. I just think that if you know you want to go to law school, why not at least apply at a few lower schools. Also, if you're borderline at the T14 schools, you're likely to be offered scholarships at some slightly lower ranked schools.