3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

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3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Postby genetics81 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:07 am

Essentially the subject is me in a nutshell. I did my undergrad at UC-Irvine and did relatively ok 3.45 GPA. I double majored in Biological Science and Sociology. I have my PhD in genetics from Hopkins and have published in several big name journals.
I'm interested in getting into patent law (..not patent agent) and into intellectual property type stuff. I've thought through my decision long and hard and am currently putting together my application.

Where do you think I have a realistic shot at?

TY!

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Re: 3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Postby fugitivejammer » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:39 am

do u have any other work exp? if so, how much total?

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Re: 3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Postby genetics81 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:17 am

Well yes. I worked for 2 years in a genetics lab at Yale prior to going to graduate school.

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Re: 3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Postby plenipotentiary » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:34 am

Apply from 7-17.

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Re: 3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Postby 005618502 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:38 am

plenipotentiary wrote:Apply from 7-17.


This. unfortunately you wont be heading back to Yale

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Re: 3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Postby yeast master » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:51 am

I had 3.56/172 and a Hopkins PhD and got waitlisted everywhere I applied in the T20 except Duke, where I got in on the priority track with a 1/3 scholarship, and WUSTL with 1/2 scholarship. So yeah, go ahead and apply 7 - 17. You'll probably get in somewhere. But also apply lower. I ended up taking full tuition at a T50.

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Re: 3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Postby plenipotentiary » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:53 am

yeast master wrote:I had 3.56/172 and a Hopkins PhD and got waitlisted everywhere I applied in the T20 except Duke, where I got in on the priority track with a 1/3 scholarship, and WUSTL with 1/2 scholarship. So yeah, go ahead and apply 7 - 17. You'll probably get in somewhere. But also apply lower. I ended up taking full tuition at a T50.


Did you apply late?

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Re: 3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Postby TommyK » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:56 am

I would probably be willing to pay the price of the lottery ticket to Yale. Probably have very little shot, but since their admissions decisions are reportedly holistic, I'd pony up the cash for the app.

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Re: 3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Postby yeast master » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:57 am

Not late, but not early. I took the December LSAT and had most apps in by mid-Jan. It's possible that I had some deficiencies in my PS or something, but I don't know.

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Re: 3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Postby plenipotentiary » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:02 am

yeast master wrote:Not late, but not early. I took the December LSAT and had most apps in by mid-Jan. It's possible that I had some deficiencies in my PS or something, but I don't know.


Yeah, dude, that's late.

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Re: 3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Postby whitman » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:14 am

yeast master wrote:I had 3.56/172 and a Hopkins PhD and got waitlisted everywhere I applied in the T20 except Duke, where I got in on the priority track with a 1/3 scholarship, and WUSTL with 1/2 scholarship. So yeah, go ahead and apply 7 - 17. You'll probably get in somewhere. But also apply lower. I ended up taking full tuition at a T50.


Wow, thats discouraging. Sorry man. A full ride at a T1 ain't too bad, though.

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Re: 3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Postby plenipotentiary » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:16 am

whitman wrote:
yeast master wrote:I had 3.56/172 and a Hopkins PhD and got waitlisted everywhere I applied in the T20 except Duke, where I got in on the priority track with a 1/3 scholarship, and WUSTL with 1/2 scholarship. So yeah, go ahead and apply 7 - 17. You'll probably get in somewhere. But also apply lower. I ended up taking full tuition at a T50.


Wow, thats discouraging. Sorry man. A full ride at a T1 ain't too bad, though.


1/3 scholarship at Duke isn't bad, either! Especially for a mid-January applicant.

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Re: 3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Postby 123xalady » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:17 am

To OP- if you apply in the next few weeks, you'll likely see much more pleasing results than yeast master. Apps submitted post- thanksgiving are even at a disadvantage.

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Re: 3.45/ 170/ Ph.D from Johns Hopkins.

Postby yeast master » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:20 am

plenipotentiary wrote:
yeast master wrote:Not late, but not early. I took the December LSAT and had most apps in by mid-Jan. It's possible that I had some deficiencies in my PS or something, but I don't know.


Yeah, dude, that's late.


I suppose so. It's a little silly that two to three months before the deadline is late, but I guess there are a lot of eager beavers out there. I didn't even think about going to law school until October. No regrets, though. I'm glad I'm going to school for free.




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