im_blue wrote: FlightoftheEarls wrote:
Spring wrote:Hi !
I'm looking to apply to law school. Where ahould I apply to?
Some of my background info is as follows:
lsat: 172 ( 170, 174)
major: physics, mathematics
college: top 100 in usnews
work experience: worked one year as a research assistant in the states straight after college. Worked 3 years as lecturer/ teaching assistant overseas.
Other information: born in Taipei, female, Asian. Wanted to do law earlier, but wasn't ready .
also , any chances of financial aid/ scholarship for non-Americans? Do I have a realistic chance for the top five schools? Thanks!!
Enjoy Palo Alto!
You missed the "top 100 college" part, which I don't think will get OP into Stanford, though she'll get into Harvard for sure.
Since when has Stanford been like Chicago and been that stuffy about the UG of the applicant? They care about softs, without a doubt - but the UG school is only one part of the equation. I don't care what university you go to, pulling a 3.94 in physics and mathematics is an enormously impressive feat. Couple that with an LSAT above the 75% and a GPA almost at the 75%, four years of WE (including three years of working overseas) and you're as close as you can get to being Stanford's ideal candidate. Everyone knows they are a black box when it comes to admissions. Yet I think that if OP shows a legitimate interest in doing IP she will be quite a nice match for Stanford, and I'm predicting that she will ultimately pick SLS over HLS for that route (again, based on her past interests, i.e. fields of study).
I may always be wrong, but I hardly think that's an absurd prediction based on this surface-level information we've been given.