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HeathP123
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Publications

Postby HeathP123 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:05 pm

Hi all,

I was wondering if publications help a law school application. I'm currently working as a research assistant with a professor who is a law journal publication "machine". His last assistant was co-credited with 11 publications and is attending Stanford. His assistant before that is attending Yale. I'm curious what weight these publications have on an application as I am likely to have some by the time I graduate.

Any idea?

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gaud
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Re: Publications

Postby gaud » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:29 pm

They will certainly help, but you'll still need good numbers to get into those schools.

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Re: Publications

Postby HeathP123 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:33 pm

I understand that. Maybe I should put in a scenario.

Admission advisor can choose only one applicant:

170 LSAT 4.0 GPA vs 167 LSAT 4.0 GPA with multiple publications, all else held equal (identical backgrounds), does the 167 ever get chosen in this scenario?

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Re: Publications

Postby gaud » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:39 pm

I have no clue. I'd guess the 170/4.0 would win it though.

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Re: Publications

Postby top30man » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:48 pm

gaud wrote:I have no clue. I'd guess the 170/4.0 would win it though.

Yeah its difficult to imagine a scenario that the 170 wouldn't win it.

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Re: Publications

Postby HeathP123 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:47 am

So the benefits would be marginal at best?

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Re: Publications

Postby top30man » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:00 am

HeathP123 wrote:So the benefits would be marginal at best?

Yes.




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