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 094320 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:58 pm

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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 094320 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:12 am

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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

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