i think it depends. if you're applying to an out-of-state public school, i would consider it a reach. many of those public schools are mandated by their respective state legislatures to accept a certain percentage from in-state. so my observations and personal experiences, its easier to get into those schools when u can boost their overall LSAT numbers. the private schools, however, have no such restrictions. they can accept whomever they want, and from wherever they choose.