what would your rather have?

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kblueboi
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what would your rather have?

Postby kblueboi » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:34 pm

a 160 lsat and 3.7 gpa with a recommendation from president obama?

or

a 172 lsat and a 3.7 gpa with normal recommendations

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby Knock » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:34 pm

kblueboi wrote:a 160 lsat and 3.7 gpa with a recommendation from president obama?

or

a 172 lsat and a 3.7 gpa with normal recommendations


2nd one easily

blsingindisguise
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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby blsingindisguise » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:35 pm

The latter.

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby cardnal124 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:36 pm

kblueboi wrote:a 160 lsat and 3.7 gpa with a recommendation from president obama?

or

a 172 lsat and a 3.7 gpa with normal recommendations


Harvard? MAYBE Obama. Actually no, always the second. Question gets a 0/10

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby dakatz » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:37 pm

kblueboi wrote:a 160 lsat and 3.7 gpa with a recommendation from president obama?

or

a 172 lsat and a 3.7 gpa with normal recommendations


Easy. 2nd one. A name-drop rec isn't necessarily a good rec. Also, a rec doesn't make up for lack of GPA or LSAT points.

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby missvik218 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:37 pm

kblueboi wrote:a 172 lsat and a 3.7 gpa with normal recommendations

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby traehekat » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:07 pm

Not even close. See previous answers.

I'll take a 172 3.7 with normals recs over a 160 3.7 with a recommendation from Jesus Christ (even for Notre Dame).

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby Grad09 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:07 pm

Better question.

A 160 LSAT and 3.7 GPA with a recommendation letter from Barack Obama and a Senate internship


OR


A 164 LSAT and 3.48 GPA with an upward grade trend and a recommendation letter from a DLA partner

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lostjake
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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby lostjake » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:12 pm

First. No doubt. Auto Admit as soon as they see the POTUS seal.

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby gossipgirl » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:27 pm

lostjake wrote:First. No doubt. Auto Admit as soon as they see the POTUS seal.


+1

You can get plenty of the second type of candidates. People like us are a dime a dozen.

Assuming Obama isn't writing recommendations for everyone on his staff, a personal recommendation for him is the equivalent of many softs people consider special and a law school should certainly pick this applicant up immediately.

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby blsingindisguise » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:29 pm

Grad09 wrote:Better question.

A 160 LSAT and 3.7 GPA with a recommendation letter from Barack Obama and a Senate internship


OR


A 164 LSAT and 3.48 GPA with an upward grade trend and a recommendation letter from a DLA partner


This sounds like that joke about death or oogie oogie.

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby Creed Fan » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:32 pm

I'll choose death!

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby JOThompson » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:34 pm

Just how well does Obama know you? LORs from famous, influential people usually aren't worth much if the relationship is nearly nonexistent.

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby lostjake » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:01 am

Doesn't matter. Plus Obama knows the law game, he taught at one point in time, he'll promote you like health care. Although I'm not an Obama fan, I'd rather have the first. How many pieces of paper do you think think Adcomms have on their desk with POTUS seals on them? There maybe be three total in the country in a year, and they're all on Y/H desks.

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby blsingindisguise » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:08 am

I actually find it hard to believe a sitting president would ever write a letter of recommendation for a student.

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby Borhas » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:10 am

kblueboi wrote:a 160 lsat and 3.7 gpa with a recommendation from president obama?

or

a 172 lsat and a 3.7 gpa with normal recommendations


HE'S A MUSLIM

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby tomhobbes » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:12 am

I find it hard to believe a non-citizen's word would carry much weight.

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby jdhonest » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:13 am

Would you rather dunk on Obama, or shoot cheney during a hunting "accident" (you cannot kill dick, just wound him)?

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Re: what would your rather have?

Postby kilgore_trout » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:21 am

traehekat wrote:Not even close. See previous answers.

I'll take a 172 3.7 with normals recs over a 160 3.7 with a recommendation from Jesus Christ (even for Notre Dame).


I wonder if that recommendation would do more harm than good if you applied to Cardozo?




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