3 Ways for Law School Applicants to Brainstorm a Long List
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Begin by creating a list of around 30 possible schools that would fit your needs.
Last Updated November 22, 2018
@Jennie Rothman and @Christina Taber-Kewene do you agree with Shawn's idea of creating a list of 30 target schools?
- Christina Taber-Kewene expert Shawn has some good things to say, but I would approach this a little differently. Applicants should consider their limiting factors before making any lists. If you know you want to practice in Oregon, that will affect your school list before you even start. Also, not every candidate is created equal, even before LSAT scores come out. A UChicago undergrad with a 3.8 heading into the final semester of senior year is going to have a very different list from that of a student at a less prestigious undergraduate institution. So, I don't necessarily agree with the need to have lists of ten schools in each of the rankings brackets. Finally, money matters to all applicants, or, it should. So, an applicant should assess her chances for scholarship money vs. ultimate employment wherever she is considering applying.