Law school grades to apply to B-school?

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kazootey
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Law school grades to apply to B-school?

Postby kazootey » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:06 pm

I love law school, but I am interested in business also, and I'm wondering if down the line I decide to apply to business school, would the school look at mainly my law school grades, or mainly my undergraduate transcript (which isn't great), or a combination of both? If anybody has experience applying to business school after law school, I'd love to hear about it.

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Re: Law school grades to apply to B-school?

Postby ran12 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:34 pm

kazootey wrote:I love law school, but I am interested in business also, and I'm wondering if down the line I decide to apply to business school, would the school look at mainly my law school grades, or mainly my undergraduate transcript (which isn't great), or a combination of both? If anybody has experience applying to business school after law school, I'd love to hear about it.


They'll look at both both mainly admission will be based on your GMAT and work experience. They'll also want to see a demonstrated ability to lead.

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Re: Law school grades to apply to B-school?

Postby glewz » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:37 pm

It depends on the B-school; I have spoken to the admissions folks at a few of them, and responses vary.

In some schools, LS students will receive some slack on the WE category. And in nearly all cases (top schools) the LSAT alone will suffice.

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Re: Law school grades to apply to B-school?

Postby kazootey » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:25 am

glewz wrote:It depends on the B-school; I have spoken to the admissions folks at a few of them, and responses vary.

In some schools, LS students will receive some slack on the WE category. And in nearly all cases (top schools) the LSAT alone will suffice.


You mean the LSAT alone will suffice and you wouldn't need the GMAT? That's interesting, I hadn't heard that.

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Re: Law school grades to apply to B-school?

Postby megaTTTron » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:38 am

kazootey wrote:
glewz wrote:It depends on the B-school; I have spoken to the admissions folks at a few of them, and responses vary.

In some schools, LS students will receive some slack on the WE category. And in nearly all cases (top schools) the LSAT alone will suffice.


You mean the LSAT alone will suffice and you wouldn't need the GMAT? That's interesting, I hadn't heard that.


I know some JD/MBA programs only require one.

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Re: Law school grades to apply to B-school?

Postby ran12 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:46 pm

kazootey wrote:
glewz wrote:It depends on the B-school; I have spoken to the admissions folks at a few of them, and responses vary.

In some schools, LS students will receive some slack on the WE category. And in nearly all cases (top schools) the LSAT alone will suffice.


You mean the LSAT alone will suffice and you wouldn't need the GMAT? That's interesting, I hadn't heard that.


I haven't heard that either and I go to b-school but things may be changing. The LSAT is def a lot harder than the GMAT; not even comparable. However, the GMAT has a math section and most b-schools are heavy on the quantitative stuff.

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Re: Law school grades to apply to B-school?

Postby icpb » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:27 pm

Top business schools care a lot about WE (at least good internship experiences). Grades (undergrad and grad) and GMAT combined plays a much less significant role in admissions compared with law school admissions. However, top business school is a lot easier to get into overall compared with top law school; Harvard and Wharton each have close to 1000 in their entering class each year.




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