Too much is any more than 3 reach, 3 target, 3 safety, unless you're one of the people with a good shot at the impossible schools, in which case you are allowed to apply to all 14 t-14 just because you can never be sure with those.To everyone else--we're all complaining about being waitlisted at so many schools, but that's what happens when there's only a 1 in 25 chance we'll be attending, instead of a 1 in 9 or 1 in 6. Maybe if we all started being reasonable, then the schools would be able to give us real answers without possibly screwing themselves over. Let's help them help us, yeah?
It seems that some people get carried away with the number of schools they apply to. Ten seems reasonable, maybe a few more, but when someone is applying to more than 16, 17 schools, that seems rediculous. As you apply to more schools I would think that the quality of apps would go down. Granted, it does get easier to apply the more apps you do. Also, applying to 16+ schools tells me that the person has not really determined what they want out of law school. I would think that out of that relatively large number of schools, at least two or three are significantly different as far as atmosphere, curriculum, specialty, location, etc. Thoughts?