THE AVERAGE LAW SCHOOL applicant applies to about six schools, according to the Law School Admission Council, and that includes many applicants with their heart set on a specific school or city. Those considering a wider range of options are best off with a target list of roughly 10-20 law schools. This list should include schools that range in competitiveness from one or two safety schools where admission is a safe bet to a handful of reach schools that are more of a crapshoot.