honestly, if you have the money, try to apply to some first tier law schools but don't be disappointed if you don't get in. Also, hate to make it all strategic, but try to aim for schools that are less known, but still highly ranked. If you have a high LSAT, these schools will try to up their rankings by boosting their LSAT range. Just my two cents. Also, if you know where you want to practice law, a second tier law school in that area will get you the same jobs as a first tier law shcool with no ties to that area. It is my experience that firms are very regional. For example, in the state that I am in, the huge firms will interview at all the local law schools (even though they range from top 20 to third tier). And whatever you do, try to get on law review or stay within the top 20% of your school.