PhD+173, T14?

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PhD+173, T14?

Postby Nanodds » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:14 pm

Hi all, I will get my PhD from a top 20 US business school next year and think getting a JD from a T14

For HYS, I'm okay for an admission w/o scholarship at all
For the rest of T10, I expect to get at least half scholarship
For the remaining T14, I expect full scholarship

Am I realistic? Any recommendation for choosing target schools? Thanks for the help.

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Re: PhD+173, T14?

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:16 pm

What was your undergraduate GPA?

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Re: PhD+173, T14?

Postby Nanodds » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:21 pm

UG GPA 3.5 (non US school)
Master GPA 3.90 (US school)

cavalier1138 wrote:What was your undergraduate GPA?

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Re: PhD+173, T14?

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:24 pm

Nanodds wrote:UG GPA 3.5 (non US school)
Master GPA 3.90 (US school)

cavalier1138 wrote:What was your undergraduate GPA?


Ok, so only the undergraduate GPA matters.

Your PhD (in business...?) will help at the margins, but a 173/3.5 cannot expect a full scholarship at all of the lower T13. You're a relatively mild splitter for most of that group, so you can anticipate some decent money. Your actual scholarships are likely going to be unpredictable. I wouldn't count on getting in to HYS, especially not YS, but if you do, aid there is need-based.

Edit: This changes somewhat if your UG GPA is translated into an international GPA "ranking" from LSAC. If that's the case, things get much less predictable.

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Re: PhD+173, T14?

Postby UVA2B » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:27 pm

The way you're approaching these school tiers is a bit arbitrary regarding tuition discounts, but they're more or less reasonable. What do you want to do with a JD? If we're just talking going into law, that's one thing. If you're thinking law and business academic, that's quite another in how you approach this.

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Re: PhD+173, T14?

Postby Nanodds » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:42 pm

UVA2B wrote:The way you're approaching these school tiers is a bit arbitrary regarding tuition discounts, but they're more or less reasonable. What do you want to do with a JD? If we're just talking going into law, that's one thing. If you're thinking law and business academic, that's quite another in how you approach this.


I will pursue an academic life in business for sure. For me, JD is 1) fun and 2) get an extra layer of logic training. :)

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Re: PhD+173, T14?

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:43 pm

Nanodds wrote:
UVA2B wrote:The way you're approaching these school tiers is a bit arbitrary regarding tuition discounts, but they're more or less reasonable. What do you want to do with a JD? If we're just talking going into law, that's one thing. If you're thinking law and business academic, that's quite another in how you approach this.


I will pursue an academic life in business for sure. For me, JD is 1) fun and 2) get an extra layer of logic training. :)


Oh dear. Please don't go to law school if you don't want to be a lawyer. It's going to be a huge waste of time and money.

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Re: PhD+173, T14?

Postby Gunner19 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:49 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:
Nanodds wrote:
UVA2B wrote:The way you're approaching these school tiers is a bit arbitrary regarding tuition discounts, but they're more or less reasonable. What do you want to do with a JD? If we're just talking going into law, that's one thing. If you're thinking law and business academic, that's quite another in how you approach this.


I will pursue an academic life in business for sure. For me, JD is 1) fun and 2) get an extra layer of logic training. :)


Oh dear. Please don't go to law school if you don't want to be a lawyer. It's going to be a huge waste of time and money.


This a million times over. Please don't do that to yourself.

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Re: PhD+173, T14?

Postby rpupkin » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:49 pm

You're not "PhD + 173"; you're "3.5 + 173."

Your PhD is a soft factor. And it's not necessarily a "plus" soft factor. One reason for that is that certain PhDs say things like they want to go to law school for "fun" and "logic training."

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Re: PhD+173, T14?

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