Getting Into Harvard

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Getting Into Harvard

Postby MIAOKLAUSCTENN » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:27 pm

That's my goal and dream.

I'm at a state school for my first four years. What GPA and LSAT would consider me a lock?

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby anthropologieaddict » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:35 pm

MIAOKLAUSCTENN wrote:That's my goal and dream.

I'm at a state school for my first four years. What GPA and LSAT would consider me a lock?


None. They're are so many qualified people just in numbers alone. You have to have mid 170's+, high GPA, great softs etc. (assuming you are not a URM) and even then you won't be a "lock."

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby Notor » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:39 pm

4.33/180

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby anthropologieaddict » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:41 pm

Notor wrote:4.33/180


+1

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby MIAOKLAUSCTENN » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:41 pm

Hypothetical:

4.0
175
Tons of ECs

How would that stack up?

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby RPK34 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:41 pm

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

If you search within the applicants, those with above a 3.8 and a 175 get in with about an 80% pass rate (ball parking it).

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby anthropologieaddict » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:46 pm

MIAOKLAUSCTENN wrote:Hypothetical:

4.0
175
Tons of ECs

How would that stack up?


Assuming you can write a stellar ps, are not obviously and openly Republican, and are not totally lacking the common sense to put together a descent app, sure why not? But first you have to put up those numbers.

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby MIAOKLAUSCTENN » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:49 pm

anthropologieaddict wrote:
MIAOKLAUSCTENN wrote:Hypothetical:

4.0
175
Tons of ECs

How would that stack up?


Assuming you can write a stellar ps, are not obviously and openly Republican, and are not totally lacking the common sense to put together a descent app, sure why not? But first you have to put up those numbers.

Nope. I'm an open liberal/progressive/republican-hating independent who leans libertarian on most issues.

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby acrossthelake » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:58 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Kcx2q6 ... re=related
Skip ahead to 5:00 and duplicate that and you're in! :lol:

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby anthropologieaddict » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:23 pm

MIAOKLAUSCTENN wrote:
anthropologieaddict wrote:
MIAOKLAUSCTENN wrote:Hypothetical:

4.0
175
Tons of ECs

How would that stack up?


Assuming you can write a stellar ps, are not obviously and openly Republican, and are not totally lacking the common sense to put together a descent app, sure why not? But first you have to put up those numbers.

Nope. I'm an open liberal/progressive/republican-hating independent who leans libertarian on most issues.


Lol even better.

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby anthropologieaddict » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:24 pm

acrossthelake wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Kcx2q6mP8&feature=related
Skip ahead to 5:00 and duplicate that and you're in! :lol:


Lol if only...

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby im_blue » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:52 am

If you hit both medians (3.9+/173+), you should have excellent chances.

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby mallard » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:54 am

You don't need "great softs." Just do a few things that excite you. Keep your grades up (ideally 3.9+, definitely 3.8+). Fuck a lot of women and take the LSAT your junior year.

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby im_blue » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:55 am

mallard wrote:You don't need "great softs." Just do a few things that excite you. Keep your grades up (ideally 3.9+, definitely 3.8+). Fuck a lot of women and take the LSAT your junior year.

Sounds like a plan!

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:02 am

anthropologieaddict wrote:
Assuming you can write a stellar ps, are not obviously and openly Republican, and are not totally lacking the common sense to put together a descent app, sure why not? But first you have to put up those numbers.


:?:

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby 20121109 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:03 am

Wait....getting into Harvard is like, hard or something?

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby JustDude » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:05 am

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:Wait....getting into Harvard is like, hard or something?


LOL You are funny. You sayng this knowing that it is a highly selective school. LOL this is irony (Read with huge indiam/mediterranian accent)

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:12 am

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:Wait....getting into Harvard is like, hard or something?


"Warner Huntington III: You got into Harvard Law?
Elle: What? Like, it's hard? "

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby 20160810 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:52 am

anthropologieaddict wrote:
MIAOKLAUSCTENN wrote:Hypothetical:

4.0
175
Tons of ECs

How would that stack up?


Assuming you can write a stellar ps, are not obviously and openly Republican, and are not totally lacking the common sense to put together a descent app, sure why not? But first you have to put up those numbers.


This actually doesn't have nearly the negative impact that people would think. I believe there was a TLS poster a couple cycles ago who got into Yale Law from Bob Jones University.

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby mallard » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:57 am

SoftBoiledLife wrote:This actually doesn't have nearly the negative impact that people would think. I believe there was a TLS poster a couple cycles ago who got into Yale Law from Bob Jones University.


Wasn't there a thread where he kinda crashed and burned?

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby 20160810 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:12 am

mallard wrote:
SoftBoiledLife wrote:This actually doesn't have nearly the negative impact that people would think. I believe there was a TLS poster a couple cycles ago who got into Yale Law from Bob Jones University.


Wasn't there a thread where he kinda crashed and burned?


I recall him getting a bit testy after people called him out for making an argument which went something along the lines of

[I am a smart guy] --> [I interpret the Bible literally] --> [Therefore it is smart to interpret the Bible literally].

More than likely it was more artfully done than that, but surely theology was the chink in his intellectual armor. In any event, to prevent a derail, the point is that your political affiliations won't keep you out of law school unless you're in the Klan or something.

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:19 am

SoftBoiledLife wrote:
mallard wrote:
SoftBoiledLife wrote:This actually doesn't have nearly the negative impact that people would think. I believe there was a TLS poster a couple cycles ago who got into Yale Law from Bob Jones University.


Wasn't there a thread where he kinda crashed and burned?


I recall him getting a bit testy after people called him out for making an argument which went something along the lines of

[I am a smart guy] --> [I interpret the Bible literally] --> [Therefore it is smart to interpret the Bible literally].

More than likely it was more artfully done than that, but surely theology was the chink in his intellectual armor. In any event, to prevent a derail, the point is that your political affiliations won't keep you out of law school unless you're in the Klan or something.


What if a smart guy interprets the Klan manifesto literally?

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby anthropologieaddict » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:41 am

delBarco wrote:
anthropologieaddict wrote:
Assuming you can write a stellar ps, are not obviously and openly Republican, and are not totally lacking the common sense to put together a descent app, sure why not? But first you have to put up those numbers.


:?:


It was a joke obviously

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby thecilent » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:42 am

acrossthelake wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Kcx2q6mP8&feature=related
Skip ahead to 5:00 and duplicate that and you're in! :lol:


Bothers me so much how they say "LSATs" like it's plural. Even the pre-law advisor (I think that's what she is) says it as plural.

Edit: And then she goes from a 143 to a 179 :twisted: Gahhhh!

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Re: Getting Into Harvard

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:19 pm

Cilent21 wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Kcx2q6mP8&feature=related
Skip ahead to 5:00 and duplicate that and you're in! :lol:


Bothers me so much how they say "LSATs" like it's plural. Even the pre-law advisor (I think that's what she is) says it as plural.

Edit: And then she goes from a 143 to a 179 :twisted: Gahhhh!


At least they gave her an LSAT score that was believable for admission. I've seen TV shows where the character is scoring in the 150s or low 160s and are told they have a great shot at Harvard. :roll:




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