So,I'm just beginning this whole process and have done a lot of research on schools. I haven't taken the LSAT yet, but from a bunch of practices and my history with standardized tests, I think I can expect at least in the high 160s, and probably higher. In any case, my GPA is about a 3.6, but I transferred schools after freshman year and my gpa shows a steady upward trend, about which I plan to write an addendum. Anyway, I'm applying to a lot of schools; I would love to go to Georgetown or NYU but I know those are big reaches. Realistically, I'm thinking Fordham. But since I also have to coordinate with my fiance's ability to get a job (he's an aerospace engineer and can only work in certain places, climates, etc), I'm all over the place. I heard that if one wants to ultimately practice in NY, which I do, it's best to go to a school in New York or DC (with the exception of Harvard, Yale, etc). Will going to a school out of state, like UGA or Maryland put me at a serious disadvantage for passing the bar/getting a job? Is it better to go to a less prestigious school (Buffalo, Syracuse) in state than a better one (T15-20) out of state? This is just a tentative list but some of the places I'm thinking are: Fordham, GW, American, UGA, Emory, UConn, Maryland, U of Chicago, Cardozo. I'm going to apply to Georgetown as well even though its a definite long shot. Also, I'm interested in international law. Can anybody give advice or possibly recommend/eliminate schools for me? Thank you!