Undergraduate school?

<p>I'm reading these posts and seeing ppl from prestigious colleges; however it makes me very concerned because I am planning on going to a public university such as University of Alabama or Texas A&M because it is very affordable for me and when I visited the campuses, I like the feeling. Would my attending state schools hurt my chances at a top law school even with a high gpa?</p>

<p>That depends, where would you like to apply</p>

<p>I don't think it will. Granted, more graduates of top undergraduate programs end up attending top law programs, but a large number of public-school graduates attend top programs as well. You will, of course, need a very high GPA (3.9+) and a high LSAT score. I think Berkeley's stats are a useful barometer (you can find them on google)--most Berkeley grads who ended up at Harvard, Yale, or Columbia Law had 3.9's, sometimes even above 4.0 (An A+ there is worth 4.33).</p>

<p>Bear in mind dallasasian that good regional schools (USC, Tulane, Hastings, etc.) can get you into most of the same doors as those who go to Harvad, Yale, etc.</p>

<p>I'm not planning to aim for law schools such as Harvard or Yale; just ones like University of Texas, Vanderbilt, or something like Notre Dame.</p>

<p>As long as you do well undergrad, it's fine. I have looked at a Yale viewbook and they take like one person from each college at a minimum (or so). High GPA and LSAT are the key.</p>