Top Tier/ Awesome softs

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Re: Top Tier/ Awesome softs

Postby bees » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:44 pm

ConMan345 wrote:My softs seemed to have helped me distinguish myself with otherwise middle-of-the-road stats


Your 'tar was well chosen :roll: .

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Re: Top Tier/ Awesome softs

Postby ConMan345 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:44 pm

kalvano wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:My softs seemed to have helped me distinguish myself with otherwise middle-of-the-road stats



Good sir, a 171 and a 3.91 are not "middle of the road".


Well, sure, I guess I mean with regard to HLS and SLS

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Re: Top Tier/ Awesome softs

Postby ConMan345 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:49 pm

JOThompson wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:
lolalolalola wrote:JOThompson and Conman, can you please elaborate? PM me if you'd prefer. Thanks!

Check out my LSN profile that's linked in my TLS profile first. PM me if you have more questions.

Congrats on those acceptances!

OP, I sent you a PM with details. I do think that certain softs can make an impact on your success and that you can easily take certain steps to highlight the value of your soft factors. Overall though, admissions is about the numbers :(

Thanks! :D


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Re: Top Tier/ Awesome softs

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:58 pm

Kretzy wrote:At SLS admit weekend, I met a lot of folks with the following:

- Fulbright/Marshall/Truman (only a couple of Rhodes scholars, who were equally impressive)
- combat veterans
- D-I athletes (though mostly in sports like track, swimming, and volleyball)
- interesting work experience, such as the White House or ibanking firms
- PhD work in difficult fields, especially the sciences.

I mean, everyone was interesting and compelling, but those seemed to be the 'softs' that stick out to me in retrospect, i.e. a non-trivial number of folks had them.

Mine felt fairly lackluster in comparison, but I am thrilled to be part of such a solid group of people :)


You're selling yourself short. You have both strong softs as well as very interesting ones.

(You're admissions cycle is amazing btw; you're pretty much my hero, even though my cycle is already over and I'm not on the look out for inspiration)

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Re: Top Tier/ Awesome softs

Postby Kretzy » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:05 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
Kretzy wrote:At SLS admit weekend, I met a lot of folks with the following:

- Fulbright/Marshall/Truman (only a couple of Rhodes scholars, who were equally impressive)
- combat veterans
- D-I athletes (though mostly in sports like track, swimming, and volleyball)
- interesting work experience, such as the White House or ibanking firms
- PhD work in difficult fields, especially the sciences.

I mean, everyone was interesting and compelling, but those seemed to be the 'softs' that stick out to me in retrospect, i.e. a non-trivial number of folks had them.

Mine felt fairly lackluster in comparison, but I am thrilled to be part of such a solid group of people :)


You're selling yourself short. You have both strong softs as well as very interesting ones.

(You're admissions cycle is amazing btw; you're pretty much my hero, even though my cycle is already over and I'm not on the look out for inspiration)


Awww...thanks! I count myself very thankful for how everything has gone :)

I wasn't even applying this year until a confluence of events happened this summer. It's amazing how full-circle things can come.

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Re: Top Tier/ Awesome softs

Postby s419 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:29 am

I agree with everything that's been said regarding prestigious softs, but I also would like to point out that there is something to be said for softs that tell a story about an applicant and are different/unique even if not necessarily prestigious (in the way that a Rhodes is). I like to think I fall in that category -- when I went to campus visits and chatted with admissions officers, they definitely remembered me as the one with the background/interest in X (it's actually so specific I keep it off these boards but if you really want to know you can PM me).

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Re: Top Tier/ Awesome softs

Postby Drummingreg » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:31 am

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/childprodigy/jd

^The only person who can claim to have "awesome softs."

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Re: Top Tier/ Awesome softs

Postby OneKnight » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:36 am

Drummingreg wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/childprodigy/jd

^The only person who can claim to have "awesome softs."


Pretty lame attempt at a flame, IMO, but the $2 million at Cooley is amusing...

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Re: Top Tier/ Awesome softs

Postby Drummingreg » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:42 am

OneKnight wrote:
Drummingreg wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/childprodigy/jd

^The only person who can claim to have "awesome softs."


Pretty lame attempt at a flame, IMO, but the $2 million at Cooley is amusing...

I like the YP at Penn and the people who aren't sure if it's a flame or not.

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Re: Top Tier/ Awesome softs

Postby legalized » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:07 pm

kalvano wrote:I would insist judges address me by my call sign.


LMAO

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Re: Top Tier/ Awesome softs

Postby LawandOrder » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:18 pm

vanwinkle wrote:One of my classmates was an F-14 fighter pilot. He landed bomb-loaded jet planes on tiny moving runways in the middle of an ocean for years. Of course, for all I know, he had a 4.0/180 too.


I just found this picture of vanwinkle:

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Re: Top Tier/ Awesome softs

Postby crackberry » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:52 pm

I got in to Stanford and Harvard as well with, in ConMan's words, "middle of the road" numbers (169, 3.92) and I think part of it may have had to do with my softs.

I was editor of my campus newspaper (HYPS undergrad), I co-founded a nonprofit in DC after graduation, Rhodes finalist, etc.

OP - I can't state enough the importance of taking some time off after undergrad. Even just a year or two will allow you to do something interesting with your life you can't otherwise find time to do. And that will help you stick out.

You can check out my LSN profile to see what happened with my cycle, but I don't go into detail about my softs there.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/crackberry




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