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Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby mcted » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:09 am

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby Adjudicator » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:14 am

Law school predictor says you're probably in at any school to which you apply.

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby richardhelms » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:14 am

I'd say you're in at H, consideration from both Y and S.

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby mcted » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:16 am

Thanks for the replies, based on numbers I'm pretty at ease, for me its just an issue of how much my lack of extracurriculars could hurt me. Also, any opinions on whether I should be including the Libertarian Club in my applications?

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby whymeohgodno » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:19 am

mcted wrote:Thanks for the replies, based on numbers I'm pretty at ease, for me its just an issue of how much my lack of extracurriculars could hurt me. Also, any opinions on whether I should be including the Libertarian Club in my applications?


Don't think they will care much either way if you include it or not. If you are lacking in softs I would include it...I don't think Adcomms will hold something against you just because you were in a club that might represent your political views.

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby Shooter » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:22 am

IMO, don't mention the Libertarian thing. It isn't that great of a soft factor to begin with, so don't take a chance - it can only hurt you.

Plus, the Ivey Guide mentions that most adcomm's are left-leaning. They probably won't appreciate your perspective.

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:54 am

mcted wrote:Founder and pres of my schools libertarian club (although many people tell me not to mention that for political reasons).



I think OP should mention this
he/she doesn't have a lot of other extracuriculars. Having a club he/she started and was president of could suggest she was just very dedicated.
Could work very well for her

I'm no expert. Just my two cents.

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby Pleasye » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:58 am

Shooter wrote:IMO, don't mention the Libertarian thing. It isn't that great of a soft factor to begin with, so don't take a chance - it can only hurt you.

Plus, the Ivey Guide mentions that most adcomm's are left-leaning. They probably won't appreciate your perspective.

The thing is, lack of extra-curricular activities at HYS CAN hurt you. And I highly doubt that the adcomms at those schools (or any law school) will be petty enough to let their "left-leaningness" affect their admissions decisions.

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby glacierfrost » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:07 am

lol I think you have enough extracurricular activities. I'm of the opinion you should include the Libertarian experience, if anything it might even benefit you since they want to create a diverse class anyway. It's not like you were the president of the Nationalist Socialist party.

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby 005618502 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:13 am

FLAME!

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby glitter178 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:20 am

Burger King.

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby 09042014 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:21 am

glacierfrost wrote:lol I think you have enough extracurricular activities. I'm of the opinion you should include the Libertarian experience, if anything it might even benefit you since they want to create a diverse class anyway. It's not like you were the president of the Nationalist Socialist party.


"Say what you will about the tenets of national socialism, dude, at least it’s an ethos"

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby invisiblesun » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:22 am

glacierfrost wrote:lol I think you have enough extracurricular activities. I'm of the opinion you should include the Libertarian experience, if anything it might even benefit you since they want to create a diverse class anyway. It's not like you were the president of the Nationalist Socialist party.

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby im_blue » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:24 am

in at H
out at YS

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby 005618502 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:39 am

quit giving this flame attention! lol

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby Adjudicator » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:41 am

Desert Fox wrote:
glacierfrost wrote:lol I think you have enough extracurricular activities. I'm of the opinion you should include the Libertarian experience, if anything it might even benefit you since they want to create a diverse class anyway. It's not like you were the president of the Nationalist Socialist party.


"Say what you will about the tenets of national socialism, dude, at least it’s an ethos"


180!

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby gambelda » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:20 am

SERIOUSLY.....Can we ban these people? 177/3.92? Am I in at HYS?

These types of posts just make me want to destroy an anthill with a magnifyng glass.

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby sgtgrumbles » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:23 am

gambelda wrote:SERIOUSLY.....Can we ban these people? 177/3.92? Am I in at HYS?

These types of posts just make me want to destroy an anthill with a magnifyng glass.

That's a very calm, measured way of expressing your rage. Extra creepy!

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby northwood » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:36 am

do you secretly aspire to be an anteater??????

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby Fresh » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:47 am

northwood wrote:do you secretly aspire to be an anteater??????


Uhh dude he can't possibly aspire to be an anteater. If he did, he would snort the anthill. He's clearly trying to be a dragon, since he's burning the ant hill.

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby northwood » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:50 am

if he takes the magic pill he can be whatever he wants to be...........

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby gambelda » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:06 pm

DONT TAKE THE RED PILL! THE MATRIX IS NOT REAL!

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby Fresh » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:14 pm

And with that, we've successfully derailed this thread

/discussion

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby adt231 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:25 pm

gambelda wrote:SERIOUSLY.....Can we ban these people? 177/3.92? Am I in at HYS?

These types of posts just make me want to destroy an anthill with a magnifyng glass.


I agree, but it's not that you should not post anything at all; rather, you misidentified what you are asking. You OBVIOUSLY are not asking what your chances are at any school because hopefully those numbers of yours are somewhat indicative of your thinking abilities (i.e. indicative of the fact that you should already be well aware of the admission statistics at the top law schools). Instead you are asking for advice about whether or not to include some of your extracurriculars in your application.

IMO, I would certainly include it since it shows your passion and dedication to something and since you do not have a large pool of activities to select from. I would not be scared of the admissions committees being "left-leaning." My guess is that they want as diverse of a student body as they can get (without sacrificing their admissions numbers, of course) and that you will only add to that.

But in order to appease other people on this site, please think carefully about what your actual law school admission question/concern is and use the appropriate forum. This is not it. Nonetheless, congrats on your academic success thus far.

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Re: 177/3.92 Almost no extracurriculars/work experience

Postby gambelda » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:54 pm

adt231 wrote:
gambelda wrote:SERIOUSLY.....Can we ban these people? 177/3.92? Am I in at HYS?

These types of posts just make me want to destroy an anthill with a magnifyng glass.


I agree, but it's not that you should not post anything at all; rather, you misidentified what you are asking. You OBVIOUSLY are not asking what your chances are at any school because hopefully those numbers of yours are somewhat indicative of your thinking abilities (i.e. indicative of the fact that you should already be well aware of the admission statistics at the top law schools). Instead you are asking for advice about whether or not to include some of your extracurriculars in your application.

IMO, I would certainly include it since it shows your passion and dedication to something and since you do not have a large pool of activities to select from. I would not be scared of the admissions committees being "left-leaning." My guess is that they want as diverse of a student body as they can get (without sacrificing their admissions numbers, of course) and that you will only add to that.

But in order to appease other people on this site, please think carefully about what your actual law school admission question/concern is and use the appropriate forum. This is not it. Nonetheless, congrats on your academic success thus far.


You're too nice.

BURN HIM AT THE STAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
is this a more appropriate TLS response? completely unnecessary and to the extreme.




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