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list of schools... is it too late in the cycle to be this aggressive?

Hey all,

Just got December LSAT scores back. Does anyone think it's too late to act on the following scenario:

-161/169 LSAT, 3.4 UGPA (t15 liberal arts, graduated in 2004)
-published novelist
-lots of extracurriculars since graduation
-law firm experience

Possible stretches:
-Cornell
-NYU
-Chicago
-Virginia
-Northwestern
-Columbia
-Penn
 
Possible mids:
-Vanderbilt
-Boston U.
-William & Mary (fee waiver)
 
Possible safeties:
-Brooklyn (fee waiver)
-Case Western (fee waiver)
-UC Hastings
-Temple (fee waiver)
 
(as you can see from this list, I'm assuming that schools will use my more recent, higher LSAT score.

At the end of the day I'd really like to end up in Boston, New York, or San Francisco. Ideally I would practice for 10 years or so, and then work my way into local politics.
 
Thanks again!

gclemen1

Re: list of schools... is it too late in the cycle to be this aggressive?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008, 11:13:41 AM »
Hey, go for it, what do you have to lose except a few hundred bucks.  Some of those reaches are stretchin it, but what the hell.  You should get into those targets and Cornell is lookin alright!  I would pick some better safeties though!

Re: list of schools... is it too late in the cycle to be this aggressive?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008, 11:15:37 AM »
Thanks for this.

Do any sbetter afety schools come to mind? They've all been looking pretty much the same to me.

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Re: list of schools... is it too late in the cycle to be this aggressive?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2008, 11:17:52 AM »
Boston College

UIUC

WUSTL

GW

Washington

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Re: list of schools... is it too late in the cycle to be this aggressive?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2008, 11:20:38 AM »
If you're interested in Boston, I'd consider adding BC maybe. And while you don't have the edge of being "early", I'd certainly say you'd still be a competitive applicant. It's not like you're "late".