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Re: HYS Admissions

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:05 pm

Are you willing to provide specific facts? Have you taken the LSAT ? What is your GPA, LSAT score & how does your graduate degree/study relate to your desire to practice law?

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Re: HYS Admissions

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:05 pm

The simple answer to your questions is that everything is relative.
P.S. Does this read as if I am grasping in the dark? If so, then it is due to the lack of hard info. in your original post.
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Re: HYS Admissions

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:28 pm

Uncommon can be good. With stats of approximately 3.6 GPA from an Ivy, an LSAT near 180 & interesting graduate study or degree, you should apply to all three law schools, among others, and consider your chances to be above average for the most selective schools, in my opinion. Law schools like interesting backgrounds as diversity adds to the learning experience for all--even for the profs.

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Re: HYS Admissions

Postby Haribo » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:39 pm

Harvard accepted a 3.4/180 a few years back. I haven't seen the GPA go below that for non-URMS. That person obviously had extraordinary softs to go with it.

A GPA of 3.65+ with good softs, good undergrad, and a top LSAT score has been pretty solid at Harvard in the past.

If your GPA is below 3.65, make sure you spend a lot of time formulating your application package so that it tells a complete story about you, what you will contribute as a student, and what you hope to get out of law school.

You ask if work experience is > than post grad degree - it probably depends on the kind of work experience and the kind of graduate degree, and how well you describe it in your PS/LORs/resume. I don't think there is any one answer.

Good luck.

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Re: HYS Admissions

Postby KibblesAndVick » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:44 pm

You're not going to get into Stanford or Yale with a 3.6.
http://stanford.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats
http://yale.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats
Unless the fudge factor in your GPA is at least .2 in the right direction it's just not going to happen.

I don't have first hand experience or anecdotes so I won't venture an answer to your other questions. However, just by looking at the imperfect, albeit useful, data that is available you should focus on Harvard.

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Postby lolalolalola » Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:36 pm

Thanks to everyone for the help. Kibbles, I've been thinking exactly what you said, but with fudging + other factors, hopefully I can be an exception to that!




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