Thanks so much for all the advice! I'll definitely take a closer look at the UC schools (and Notre Dame). I am looking to stay in the Pacific Northwest, but with all the advice to "spread the net wide" it seems like a bad idea to limit myself to an area that has so few schools, and I didn't know where to start looking outside of the region.@casper13There isn't anything wrong with U of O. I can tell you from personal experience that the facilities are good, the campus beautiful, and the town interesting. On the other hand, UO also has a lot of distractions for me (memories, favorite haunts, etc.) that I would rather avoid. Also, as other posters pointed out, my numbers are a little high for UO, it would be a safety. Finally, from talking to people in Portland, Lewis and Clark seems to be a little more prestigious locally; although U of O probably would do better nationally.I totally understand the wanting to get away because of distractions. I am in the same boat with USd here being that I live in San Diego and am native here I dont know if I could keep from being distracted if i went there for LS.
your chances are good almost everywhere, and you have a decent shot at most of the t 14, I think, outside of the top 3.. here are people with your numbers from this year's class:http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/search_schools.php?action=search&school_code=4833&lsat1=172&lsat2=174&fee_waiver=0&status=0&gpa_lsdas1=3.70&gpa_lsdas2=3.80&attending=0&cycle=5&gpa_degree1=&gpa_degree2=&withdrawn=0&program=1&index1=&index2=&state=0&application_type=0&scholarship1=&scholarship2=&sex=0&multiple_lsat=0&urm=0&x=6&y=2&international=0congrats on the score, looks like that jump could be a life changing one