Yeah, I did look at it as a fall-back school (more like a fall off a cliff.. it's LSAT average isnt even worth mentioning) just because it's in MD. What makes the place so bad? Other than the fact it's one of the lowest ranked T4 law schools around, it is also very expensive. Another problem is that the whole region around DC/Baltimore, ect is law school haven, with Baltimore at the very bottom of the pack. If you ever wanted to do DC law, there's a chance you could never find a decent job bc the market is naturally swamped with tons of grads from higher ranked institutions. My cousin went there and she couldn't find a job. She finally found one though....working for her dad.
3.84 unknown/good school, 168. Marylander. virtually no notable soft factors. History major, women's studies minor.I am interested in international law, but not State Department/us government work specifically.. I don't want to enforce foreign policy because I often disagree with it.I am also interested in women/families/Spanish, etc. I want to go to law school to do something that falls into these areas.. but I also am interested in my own financial security.Please look over this list and critique- good fits or bad, are any just too bad or too good to bother applying to?Any additional suggestions for 'good fit' schools for me? Additional notes: I can't handle a pervasively conservative atmosphere, I want to go to a school that at least has an understanding that some of its students wont go to firms, and I hate being really cold.Boston UniversityUPennU BaltimoreUniversity of MarylandAmerican- 5th for international law- law and international studies combo degree, sounds really good for governmentGeorgetown- 3rd for international law, very demanding, 'barhopping', competitive, but with public interest loan forgiveness programUniversity of Oregon- sounds really nice, friendly, my kind of 'lifestyle' Stanford- snowballs chance in hell of acceptance, but nice.. U Berkeley- pretty much the same as StanfordU HastingsUCLA-good, cant get past stigma of LA driving exhaust, kind of dread contributing to the water-environmental disaster of LA University of Mich-cold?CUNY Queens- a public interest law school, but really bad scoresNortheastern-coop jobs the whole timeU Wisconsin-cold?