Unique critera

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robwang
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Unique critera

Postby robwang » Tue May 18, 2010 5:41 pm

Hi all,

Got an unique situation (average academic record from good schools, strong work experience):

UGPA - Indiana U, 3.09
Masters in Science - U. of Washington, 3.12
LSAT - 155
Work Experience - 10 years at fortune 100 companies



What are my chances for -

Stanford
Northwestern
UC Hastings
Santa Clara
UCLA
USC

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hiromoto45
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Re: Unique critera

Postby hiromoto45 » Tue May 18, 2010 5:43 pm

retake the LSAT.
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Bert
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Re: Unique critera

Postby Bert » Tue May 18, 2010 5:44 pm

There doesn't seem to be anything unique up there.

robwang
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Re: Unique critera

Postby robwang » Tue May 18, 2010 5:51 pm

so i take it i have little to no chance for any of those schools... oh well.

Was hoping the 10 yrs of work helps.

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merichard87
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Re: Unique critera

Postby merichard87 » Tue May 18, 2010 5:54 pm

robwang wrote:so i take it i have little to no chance for any of those schools... oh well.

Was hoping the 10 yrs of work helps.


The 10 yrs of experience would only help if you were moderately qualified in the first place with either a high GPA or a high LSAT. You don't fit into either category.

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FuManChusco
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Re: Unique critera

Postby FuManChusco » Tue May 18, 2010 6:57 pm

you won't even get santa clara with those numbers. work experience isn't that unique and still only counts as a soft. that 3.09/155 is ugly. Get a 170 and ED to Northwestern.

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kalvano
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Re: Unique critera

Postby kalvano » Tue May 18, 2010 8:46 pm

Really not unique at all.

Go to business school if you want to be a special snowflake.

Or, retake the LSAT.

jrose
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Re: Unique critera

Postby jrose » Tue May 18, 2010 8:50 pm

Not so unique...

But with that said, Northwestern looks VERY favorably on work experience. If those are the schools you're set on, I agree with a post above... retake the LSAT (ideally 170+) and ED to NU.

Good luck!

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Re: Unique critera

Postby d34d9823 » Tue May 18, 2010 8:52 pm

kalvano wrote:Really not unique at all.

Go to business school if you want to be a special snowflake.

Or, retake the LSAT.

TITCR

Good experience + a good GMAT score can get you into a good B school.

If you're set on law, retake. You need a minimum of 162 to get you into ANY of those schools. If you can swing a 170, ED to Northwestern. They love work experience and love ED. That should mitigate your GPA.

Azmatt
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Re: Unique critera

Postby Azmatt » Thu May 27, 2010 12:37 pm

I would say I'm in the same boat, minus the masters and 10 years work experience. I have 4 years work experience and a long gap between years 1-3 and 4 which I just finished up. I'm banking that a 3.9 my last year and a half will mitigate the first 3 years and help my chances on jumping up a few spots. To do so, I need at least a 170. I'd say you and I both have a lot of work to do.

:o

Good luck. I appreciate all the the advice regarding NW as well. I loathe the idea of moving back to the midwest, but Chicago is a nice area I hear.... says Kanye.. :P

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NU_Jet55
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Re: Unique critera

Postby NU_Jet55 » Thu May 27, 2010 12:45 pm

kalvano wrote:[strike]Go to business school if you want to be a special snowflake.[/strike]


Don't listen to her or anybody else. Your mother was right. You are special in every single way and oooooh so unique, shnookems. :wink:

Stanford-Nope
Northwestern-Nope
UC Hastings-Nope
Santa Clara-WL, Accept (In June, After several LOCI's)
UCLA-Nope
USC-Nope

HTH

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Grizz
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Re: Unique critera

Postby Grizz » Thu May 27, 2010 12:54 pm

If you have your job at these fortune 100 companies, just keep working and don't do law.

HTH

Why do you want to be a lawyer?




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