Thanks TBM. I appreciate the insight. You're definitely not too late to be helpful.
I do want to practice law, so I don't think I have to worry about the PhDs. I've heard about the bias by PhDs towards JD's before too, but it was helpful to know that you have experience with it as well.
Mooke4ever wrote:btw - even though "pre-law" classes may help you get into law school when you are looking for a job something that makes you stick out is better. Take dance or music dopey.gif anything that is different.
Is this true of the undergrad as well? My understanding was that once you get an idea of a type of law that interests you, you should tailor your upper level classes in law school towards that. When looking for a job will they really look at my undergrad work as much as my upper level classes?
Also, I've lived in Reno my entire life, and I'm pretty certain that I'd like to practice here. Anyone have any law schools on the West Coast that they would recommend? I haven't gotten too crazy at looking at schools yet, but so far I'm interested in the following:
-Reach Schools: Berkeley, Stanford
-Ballpark Schools (I think I will have the grades and hopefully the LSAT scores for these): Davis
-Safety Schools: McGeorge, Boyd (UNLV), Santa Clara
Any insight on any of these schools?
I was also wondering if I could get some info from those of you who have taken the LSAT. If you take the practice tests that you can find online or in practice books, is that score a fair representation of how you will do on the actual LSAT? Are the useful at all as a score projector? Or are they solely for practice?
I know I'm asking a lot of questions, but I really do appreciate all of the insight that I'm getting. It's all very helpful and I can't thank you guys enough for it.