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Re: Best soft factor

Postby senorhosh » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:09 pm

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Re: Best soft factor

Postby 20130312 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:13 pm

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Re: Best soft factor

Postby 5ky » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:13 pm

blowhard wrote:
5ky wrote:
blowhard wrote:
5ky wrote:Of "realistic" softs, I would think military officer would probably be the best.


? Why only an officer? I actually think i had more relevant experience enlisted. Do you have any clue what most officers do? More suited to an MBA than a JD.


Sorry, my terminology isn't great. I meant like what you saw with that Yale link, where they had a platoon leader.


My point though. That guy was a ranger and I'm sure a badass. Most PL/Flight commanders are 2nd/1st lieutenants...the lowest two officer ranks. In general, they spend their days apprenticing an older non-commissioned officer (enlisted) learning how to lead.


I don't at all mean to get into a debate about the pros and cons of enlisted vs. commissioned officers, because I am sure you know 10000x more about it than me. Maybe enlisted soldiers get better experience/more translatable to law school, but I suspect law schools care quite a bit about about a nice pretty rank or direct leadership experience that translates well into the admissions brochure.

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Re: Best soft factor

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:18 pm

5ky wrote:I don't at all mean to get into a debate about the pros and cons of enlisted vs. commissioned officers, because I am sure you know 10000x more about it than me. Maybe enlisted soldiers get better experience/more translatable to law school, but I suspect law schools care quite a bit about about a nice pretty rank or direct leadership experience that translates well into the admissions brochure.


Eh, not in my experience. Rarely do they break out what the veteran's rank was. I'm not putting officers down...I just think the particulars offset each other to the point that officers/enlisted are both good obtainable softs.

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Re: Best soft factor

Postby 5ky » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:20 pm

blowhard wrote:
5ky wrote:I don't at all mean to get into a debate about the pros and cons of enlisted vs. commissioned officers, because I am sure you know 10000x more about it than me. Maybe enlisted soldiers get better experience/more translatable to law school, but I suspect law schools care quite a bit about about a nice pretty rank or direct leadership experience that translates well into the admissions brochure.


Eh, not in my experience. Rarely do they break out what the veteran's rank was. I'm not putting officers down...I just think the particulars offset each other to the point that officers/enlisted are both good obtainable softs.


Let's just agree that being a vet is a great soft, that it helps immensely for OCI, and that all of the vets I've encountered are awesome.

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Re: Best soft factor

Postby splbagel » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:01 pm

BeerMaker wrote:You are probably close. Although I think a Jewish, bisexual, female AA/pacific Islander with 5 yrs WE would get you in to HYS with a 1.8 gpa and a 130 LSAT.


Aren't Jewish folks ORM these days?

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Re: Best soft factor

Postby Opie » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:15 pm

splbagel wrote:
BeerMaker wrote:You are probably close. Although I think a Jewish, bisexual, female AA/pacific Islander with 5 yrs WE would get you in to HYS with a 1.8 gpa and a 130 LSAT.


Aren't Jewish folks ORM these days?


I'm pretty sure they have been for a long time in the legal profession.

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Re: Best soft factor

Postby No13baby » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:07 pm

Ernert wrote:


Probably the only school that doesn't just list 25th/75th, but absolute bottom and top as well... being under their GPA 0th FTL.

Ha! This depressed me too.

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Re: Best soft factor

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Re: Best soft factor

Postby sumner » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:54 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
BeerMaker wrote:How do you figure an athlete is better than work experience? That is ridiculous!

I have both now. Being a D1 athlete and maintaining a very high gpa was much more time consuming and difficult than working. Some work is very difficult, much of it is not.
Also have both, and concur.

Consider that most people will eventually have a job of some sort. Most people will never be D1 athletes.


+1 practice+meets+school+part time job= I go out on weekends like once a month. I hope law schools appreciate that.

EDIT: I still think military service is the best soft

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Re: Best soft factor

Postby Opie » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:38 am

No13baby wrote:
Ernert wrote:


Probably the only school that doesn't just list 25th/75th, but absolute bottom and top as well... being under their GPA 0th FTL.

Ha! This depressed me too.


I was excited to not be under their 0th LSAT! Of course, that's probably a URM with a high GPA who went to Yale for UG after being a "Army ranger and platoon leader in Iraq."

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Re: Best soft factor

Postby 20130312 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:39 am

Opie wrote:
No13baby wrote:
Ernert wrote:


Probably the only school that doesn't just list 25th/75th, but absolute bottom and top as well... being under their GPA 0th FTL.

Ha! This depressed me too.


I was excited to not be under their 0th LSAT! Of course, that's probably a URM with a high GPA who went to Yale for UG after being a "Army ranger and platoon leader in Iraq."


He was also a D1 athlete, apparently.

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Re: Best soft factor

Postby Opie » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:42 am

Well, there you go. Can you imagine a D1 athlete that then went on to be a veteran? Who is also a URM? If that person had okay numbers, they'd be doing pretty well.

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Re: Best soft factor

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:34 am

Opie wrote:Well, there you go. Can you imagine a D1 athlete that then went on to be a veteran? Who is also a URM? If that person had okay numbers, they'd be doing pretty well.

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Re: Best soft factor

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Re: Best soft factor

Postby caputlupinum » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:54 am

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