Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

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Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby Mr. Frodo » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:37 pm

My undergrad couldn't apparently care less that I got a Gold Congressional Medal (and Bronze and Silver), but seeing as I got it in 2008, is this too long ago for law school admissions in this upcoming cycle to care about this soft?

I've left it on my resume thus far.

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby Tom Joad » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:40 pm

Do you know what the Congressional approval rate is right now?!

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby North » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:58 pm

So, you got the Congressional Gold Medal in 2008?

Outed as either Aung San Suu Kyi, a member of the Burmese equivalent to the House of Representatives, or Edward William Brooke III, the two-term U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who retired in 1979.

Either way your softs are decent, but they only help if you're tied with someone with the same GPA/LSAT so it's NBD. What are your stats, dawg?

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby nkp007 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:01 pm

Tom Joad wrote:Do you know what the Congressional approval rate is right now?!


How many Gold Congressional Medals can I get with 100 Schrute bucks?

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby admisionquestion » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:03 pm

If that was a successful outing, I am thoroughly impressed.

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:04 pm

North wrote:So, you got the Congressional Gold Medal in 2008?

Outed as either Aung San Suu Kyi, a member of the Burmese equivalent to the House of Representatives, or Edward William Brooke III, the two-term U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who retired in 1979.

Either way your softs are decent, but they only help if you're tied with someone with the same GPA/LSAT so it's NBD. What are your stats, dawg?


They gave out over 200 that year.

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby dowu » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:05 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
North wrote:So, you got the Congressional Gold Medal in 2008?

Outed as either Aung San Suu Kyi, a member of the Burmese equivalent to the House of Representatives, or Edward William Brooke III, the two-term U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who retired in 1979.

Either way your softs are decent, but they only help if you're tied with someone with the same GPA/LSAT so it's NBD. What are your stats, dawg?


They gave out over 200 that year.

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Lol

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby North » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:08 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
North wrote:So, you got the Congressional Gold Medal in 2008?

Outed as either Aung San Suu Kyi, a member of the Burmese equivalent to the House of Representatives, or Edward William Brooke III, the two-term U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who retired in 1979.

Either way your softs are decent, but they only help if you're tied with someone with the same GPA/LSAT so it's NBD. What are your stats, dawg?


They gave out over 200 that year.

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My bad, I thought he was talking about this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Gold_Medal. False alarm.

admisionquestion wrote:If that was a successful outing, I am thoroughly impressed.

I'm disappointed too.

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby 2014 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:22 pm

I assume it is better than not having a gold medal if that helps any?

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby Mr. Frodo » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:09 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
North wrote:So, you got the Congressional Gold Medal in 2008?

Outed as either Aung San Suu Kyi, a member of the Burmese equivalent to the House of Representatives, or Edward William Brooke III, the two-term U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who retired in 1979.

Either way your softs are decent, but they only help if you're tied with someone with the same GPA/LSAT so it's NBD. What are your stats, dawg?


They gave out over 200 that year.

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Without checking for sure, I'm pretty sure they gave out like 230 that year. In the scheme of things, I know its nowhere near as prestigious as a Rhodes or other fellowship. In fact, they aren't even related at all. However, it does account for over 600 hours of voluntary service, which hopefully someone cares about. Prolly not though. -_-


North wrote:
Either way your softs are decent, but they only help if you're tied with someone with the same GPA/LSAT so it's NBD. What are your stats, dawg?


My softs are decent I'd say. 4.1 LSDAS, Civil Engineering major, honors program, 1.5 years work experience at major structural firms, good UG involvement, passed the FE (probably irrelevant but will allow me to sit for the patent bar, although so will my BSCE), great LORs, yada yada. I take the LSAT in October so can't say anything about that yet.

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby TTTehehe » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:43 pm

They probably care about Gold Congressional MOHs. Not many alive with those, though.

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby Bill Cosby » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:10 pm

It may help a tad at the margin, but it's not going to be a gamechanger. If you do well on the LSAT though, it looks like you'll be a contender pretty much everywhere though.

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby Mr. Frodo » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:15 pm

Bill Cosby wrote:It may help a tad at the margin, but it's not going to be a gamechanger. If you do well on the LSAT though, it looks like you'll be a contender pretty much everywhere though.


Thanks. I hope so.

It's crazy that, while I was honestly interested in the causes I volunteered for, the whole program essentially helped 0% with scholarships or anything. Probably due to the fact that no one knows anything about the Congressional Award Program. Oh well, carry on I suppose.

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby JCFindley » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:32 pm

Mr. Frodo wrote:
Bill Cosby wrote:It may help a tad at the margin, but it's not going to be a gamechanger. If you do well on the LSAT though, it looks like you'll be a contender pretty much everywhere though.


Thanks. I hope so.

It's crazy that, while I was honestly interested in the causes I volunteered for, the whole program essentially helped 0% with scholarships or anything. Probably due to the fact that no one knows anything about the Congressional Award Program. Oh well, carry on I suppose.


I had never heard of it until this post. I think it is pretty impressive though so take that FWIW.

Great LSAT and it won't matter anyway....

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby North » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:24 pm

Mr. Frodo wrote:My softs are decent I'd say. 4.1 LSDAS, Civil Engineering major, honors program, 1.5 years work experience at major structural firms, good UG involvement, passed the FE (probably irrelevant but will allow me to sit for the patent bar, although so will my BSCE), great LORs, yada yada. I take the LSAT in October so can't say anything about that yet.
All mistaken trolling aside, I think it's a pretty cool honor. Keep it on your resume for sure, I'd be proud of that (now that I know what we're talking about, of course). Above all else, though, make sure to study as much as it takes for you to pull out a 172+ LSAT. Then enjoy HYS.

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Re: Do admissions care about Gold Congressional Medals?

Postby Mr. Frodo » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:32 pm

North wrote:
Mr. Frodo wrote:My softs are decent I'd say. 4.1 LSDAS, Civil Engineering major, honors program, 1.5 years work experience at major structural firms, good UG involvement, passed the FE (probably irrelevant but will allow me to sit for the patent bar, although so will my BSCE), great LORs, yada yada. I take the LSAT in October so can't say anything about that yet.
All mistaken trolling aside, I think it's a pretty cool honor. Keep it on your resume for sure, I'd be proud of that (now that I know what we're talking about, of course). Above all else, though, make sure to study as much as it takes for you to pull out a 172+ LSAT. Then enjoy HYS.


Thanks man! That's the plan!




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