Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

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Congresshopefull
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Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby Congresshopefull » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:10 pm

Thank you for absolutely nothing.

Will blanket the T14 + extras. Don't care what you guys say.
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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby lsatcrazy » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:18 pm

1. That GPA will kill you, YHS are off the table, and T1 probably as well. See LSN/LSP. The good news is that...
2. T14 is not a prereq for politics. See: Rick Santorum.

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Mr. Pancakes
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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:19 pm

you don't need law school to run for congress.

Congresshopefull
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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby Congresshopefull » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:22 pm

I'm going to law school.

Is the GPA really that bad? I mean they have dipped into the 2.x's before. But I figured that my mil + private experience would make up for it.

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby PARTY » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:24 pm

we've got ourselves a special snowflake.

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby lsatcrazy » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:27 pm

As I said, you are borderline T1 (per LSN/LSP), but due to your strongish softs you are definitely in store for an unpredictable cycle.

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby Napt » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:27 pm

Why you wanna go to law school? You already failed life by not getting dat Harvard JD/MBA, see: Willard Romney.

OP seems like a Democrat though. Enjoy Wayne State, bro.

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:28 pm

harvard, yale, and stanford are out of the question.

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby Elston Gunn » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:28 pm

If you're real, your best shot at a T14 is probably to use your mil to build a mens' room in the law school or something.

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby RightWingConspiracy » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:28 pm

Law School is no where near a requirement for Congress. Allen West from Florida was elected as a former Army officer. If you want to run for the House for example then go for it. Bronze Star Medal is a good talking point because many don't have it and 99.9% don't realize that it's a gimme medal for certain ranks in the military; only former military folks know that 8)

Goodluck.

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby Applying_Late » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:37 pm

I don't want to burst your bubble, but for someone who is optimist, I don't think you have a chance to Yale at all. If I am reading Yale's stats correctly (http://www.law.yale.edu/admissions/profile.htm) then the lowest GPA they admitted was a 3.61. Also, Yale probably has had a couple of candidates with your softs if not better.


Harvard is a numbers game, so I would guess that you have no shot there either. From what I understand, some of the people who don't get into Harvard but do get into Yale are those who just were below the Harvard-number threshold. I could be wrong...and unfortunately I can't find their lowest accepted GPA.

Stanford, which is known on TLS to be GPA hungry, also seems to be out of reach. Their lowest accepted GPA was a 3.2, and this can be found on the penultimate page of the following PDF website: http://www.law.stanford.edu/program/deg ... ewbook.pdf

If you are set on becoming a congressman, you're going to have to go through the rougher route. That means you won't be able to cruise off of a top 3 law school. But then again if you really want to be a congressman, I think this will be a great test to whether or not you really want to become one.

If you are hungry, I think you can do a lot of things. I wish you the best of luck, and I'm glad you served our country!

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby johansantana21 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:38 pm

No. Just no.

Aim lower. Being a URM won't help you this much.

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:40 pm

Politicians are not helped by going to prestigious schools; in fact, it may hurt. If your goal is to serve in Congress, as a Representative presumably, then it is best to attend the state law school or a local school in that congressional district.

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby run26.2 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:43 pm

Flame.

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby Applying_Late » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:44 pm

run26.2 wrote:Flame.

Ok? And...?

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby Applying_Late » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:46 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Politicians are not helped by going to prestigious schools; in fact, it may hurt. If your goal is to serve in Congress, as a Representative presumably, then it is best to attend the state law school or a local school in that congressional district.


Unless you managed to go to a state school as an undergrad or whatever else (ie MBA/Master's), then I think you could be right. On the other hand, if you did manage to go to a state school as an undergrad and can then go to YSH Law, then I think that'd be the smarter option.

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby PARTY » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:49 pm

Applying_Late wrote:
run26.2 wrote:Flame.

Ok? And...?


why are you questioning his public service announcement?

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby Applying_Late » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:55 pm

PARTY wrote:
Applying_Late wrote:
run26.2 wrote:Flame.

Ok? And...?


why are you questioning his public service announcement?


A PSA at least has a message--"flame" is not a message; it's a phrase that could be vocalized by a Budgerigar. I'm curious whether he has anything more constructive to add; so, I'm questioning both his ability to say something constructive and his overall contribution to the discussion.

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby PARTY » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:57 pm

not sure if serious.

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Re: Shot at Yale? Harvard? Stanford?

Postby chickenalfredo » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:22 am

lol..... just LOL




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