I graduated from Columbia in May '01 and I have just decided to apply to law school for this coming year, which doesn't give me a whole heck of a lot of time.
I graduated magna cum laude, with a 3.8, double major in English and Psychology. Unfortunately I don't really have many extracurriculars--most of my extra time was spent teaching (half paid, half volunteer) at academic enrichment centers, basically teaching kids SAT I Verbal and essay writing, etc.
I will take the LSAT in December, and I'm studying from PrepTests right now. I took a sample test a couple weeks ago and got a 166, so hopefully with two months of hard core studying that will go up.
I'm planning to apply to Columbia, Harvard, NYU and Fordham....my question is, am I aiming too high? My parents are going to pay for all of this and they don't want to pay unless its a "higher institution"--that and I must admit that I do have somewhat of an ego....argh, i dunno--if someone who knows can tell me honestly what my chances are, and if they know any good safeties in the area (tristate area) let me know....thanks!