Pre-Law Club President Any Help

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jeremydc
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Pre-Law Club President Any Help

Postby jeremydc » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:23 pm

I was just wondering if this is going to help any on the app process. Probably gonna end with a 3.0 LSDA (3.6 upward trend last 2 years).

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Re: Pre-Law Club President Any Help

Postby WestOfTheRest » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:24 pm

Nope, won't help one bit. Are you a URM? That could help.

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Re: Pre-Law Club President Any Help

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:25 pm

No.

Only thing outside of GPA/LSAT that can tremendously help you is if you are a URM.

Or if you have extraordinary softs like Rhodes Scholar etc....no clubs/president of clubs/founder/internship...

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Re: Pre-Law Club President Any Help

Postby WestOfTheRest » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:28 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:No.

Only thing outside of GPA/LSAT that can tremendously help you is if you are a URM.

Or if you have extraordinary softs like Rhodes Scholar etc....no clubs/president of clubs/founder/internship...

Or if you cured cancer while simultaneously winning an Olympic gold medal in table tennis (silver might get you into Columbia, but hys... forget it).

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Re: Pre-Law Club President Any Help

Postby solotee » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:31 pm

I was considering the same thing while in undergrad. After reading these forums, I decided not to run against my friend that was pre-law president at the time.

Turns out it was a huge time-sink for him, and had a drastic effect on both gpa and LSAT. He is not in law school. While it can be fun, it's not really going to help you with law school apps.

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Re: Pre-Law Club President Any Help

Postby jeremydc » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:40 pm

Thanks for the help guys. If it takes a toll then I will quit. The thing is, I think if it came down to two similar apps and one is a president of a club and the other is not, they might take the president right?

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Re: Pre-Law Club President Any Help

Postby Veyron » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:43 pm

jeremydc wrote:Thanks for the help guys. If it takes a toll then I will quit. The thing is, I think if it came down to two similar apps and one is a president of a club and the other is not, they might take the president right?


Actually, no, they would probably not take the president. Good law schools tend to look down upon "pre-law" things. Even if it would help among 2 similar applications... they would take the guy with +1 on his LSAT over the both of you.

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Re: Pre-Law Club President Any Help

Postby jeremydc » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:49 pm

Well wth right. Thanks guys.




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