Happy Gilmore wrote:asdfjkz900 wrote:esse est percipi wrote:asdfjkz900 wrote:So is it tcr that having lackluster softs will not be much of a factor when applying to law school, but that I should have them for the sake of employment post-law school?
No. It will hurt you for both. You'll probably still get into Chicago and Columbia, but HYS will be tough. People with your numbers get dinged every year at H for weak softs. Work experience, extracurriculars and school leadership positions will rarely help you overperform your numbers, but a lack of these things will likely make you underperform.
So is this tcr? I know I have a marginal chance at Stanford and Yale, but I'd be super happy with Harvard
How do you know you have a marginal chance at Stanford and Yale? Just from your numbers? If you have absolutely no softs whatsoever I would write those two off and just hope Harvard decides to take you.
Doesn't HLS take the vast majority of applicants with his stats? To 'just hope' might be a little strong. He can definitely fluff up the resume with the volunteer positions with some help from people who know how to write resumes.
OP: do you have any paid W/E?