164, 3.3, Peace Corps and good softs...

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164, 3.3, Peace Corps and good softs...

Postby pilawpcv » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:16 am

Hi all,

I'm hoping for law school in Fall 2011, and I'm starting now because I live in the middle of nowhere (Peace Corps) and internet/mail can be spotty.

My stats are not as good as I would like- below average for my undergrad school (an Ivy)- but good enough.

I'm a little confused as to where would be good places to apply; I've been told to aim higher than stats alone would give me due to the Peace Corps, having worked in a law school, and extensive nonprofit org management experience.

Any similar experiences or good places to apply for me? I hope to work in an immigrant services clinic someday, maybe even get a JD/MSW.

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Re: 164, 3.3, Peace Corps and good softs...

Postby Neelio » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:18 am

pilawpcv wrote:Hi all,

I'm hoping for law school in Fall 2011, and I'm starting now because I live in the middle of nowhere (Peace Corps) and internet/mail can be spotty.

My stats are not as good as I would like- below average for my undergrad school (an Ivy)- but good enough.

I'm a little confused as to where would be good places to apply; I've been told to aim higher than stats alone would give me due to the Peace Corps, having worked in a law school, and extensive nonprofit org management experience.

Any similar experiences or good places to apply for me? I hope to work in an immigrant services clinic someday, maybe even get a JD/MSW.


Go top 20-35. If you want a joint w/ MSW try UC Davis. Big on social justice.

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Re: 164, 3.3, Peace Corps and good softs...

Postby shephrdpie » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:28 am

I'm also considering the joint JD/MSW and did a bunch of research on programs of this nature. In the tier of schools you would probably be looking I would take a look at Wash U in St. Louis (reach), Boston College (reach), Fordham (reach), Maryland (match), UConn (match), Rutgers (match) and Cardozo (match). I don't know about many of the programs past that point, but with a bump from your peace corps time and work experience I think you should have a shot at even some of the tougher schools on that list. I also found that the JD/MSW program was not very prevalent so I had to expand my list to include schools that just had strong public interest programs or that fit my admissions scores. I don't think that UC Davis has a social work program, but I know that they are big on trying to cater to folks' unique joint degree plans. Anyway, I hope this is a little helpful and I'm sure there are other programs out there that might suit your plans better.

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Re: 164, 3.3, Peace Corps and good softs...

Postby inSouthAmerica » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:35 pm

im in the corps right now and ive applied for this cycle. ive gotten into 3 schools so far that were listed as deny by lawschoolpredictor.com given my stats... i think with your ivy league background and peace corps experience you will get into at least some of what should be numerical reaches for you. my 2cents.

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Re: 164, 3.3, Peace Corps and good softs...

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Re: 164, 3.3, Peace Corps and good softs...

Postby pilawpcv » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:28 am

Thanks so much for all the help. Sounds like it's going to be fun :-)




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