Looking for a little advice on which schools to apply to, with an eye for which markets would be good to enter...
I calculated my GPA at 3.08.
LSAC hasn't received my transcripts yet so I don't know if they calculate it a little differently. I am planning on adding an addendum noting that I failed a computer science course my sophomore year (taught myself to program in middle school, but the algorithms were out of my league) and received a D in an astronomy course the next semester, but showed an upward grade trend with a 4.0 my final semester. I also will have four years work experience by the time I start school and I'm hoping that is viewed favorably.
Planning on applying to:
University of Houston, South Texas College of Law, University of Texas (very longshot,I figure) Texas Tech, Rutgers-Newark and maybe University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (probably a longshot?)
What I'm wondering is what are some schools that may not be highly regarded on a national level, but that are highly regarded within regions that have a decent market for attorneys right now that I should also consider.
Any advice is highly appreciated,