Chance me at HLS

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Chance me at HLS

Postby gbpackerbacker » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:39 am

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Re: Chance me at HLS

Postby bdubs » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:41 am

Two questions that seem to matter:

1) Do you have WE or are you in UG?
2) Did you go to a highly ranked/prestigious UG?

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Re: Chance me at HLS

Postby gbpackerbacker » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:43 am

bdubs wrote:Two questions that seem to matter:

1) Do you have WE or are you in UG?
2) Did you go to a highly ranked/prestigious UG?


I presumably will have WE (which I mentioned).

And no.

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Re: Chance me at HLS

Postby bdubs » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:49 am

gbpackerbacker wrote:
bdubs wrote:Two questions that seem to matter:

1) Do you have WE or are you in UG?
2) Did you go to a highly ranked/prestigious UG?


I presumably will have WE (which I mentioned).

And no.


Are you saying that you mentioned an intent to defer in your application? I don't see any mention of work experience in your OP. I think its harder to predict since you didn't go to a top-tier school, chances are not zero but not >~30% IMO

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Re: Chance me at HLS

Postby cortnf » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:53 am

gbpackerbacker wrote:
bdubs wrote:Two questions that seem to matter:

1) Do you have WE or are you in UG?
2) Did you go to a highly ranked/prestigious UG?


I presumably will have WE (which I mentioned).

And no.


independent study is not work experience. lack of prestigious undergrad makes it tough. if you have your heart set on HLS, get an awesome job, reapply in a year or two.

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Re: Chance me at HLS

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:54 am

cortnf wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:
bdubs wrote:Two questions that seem to matter:

1) Do you have WE or are you in UG?
2) Did you go to a highly ranked/prestigious UG?


I presumably will have WE (which I mentioned).

And no.


independent study is not work experience. lack of prestigious undergrad makes it tough. if you have your heart set on HLS, get an awesome job, reapply in a year or two with a retaken LSAT that is much higher.

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Re: Chance me at HLS

Postby bdubs » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:55 am

cortnf wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:
bdubs wrote:Two questions that seem to matter:

1) Do you have WE or are you in UG?
2) Did you go to a highly ranked/prestigious UG?


I presumably will have WE (which I mentioned).

And no.


independent study is not work experience. lack of prestigious undergrad makes it tough. if you have your heart set on HLS, get an awesome job, reapply in a year or two.


Lol it never crossed my mind that OP considered an independent study to be WE.

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Re: Chance me at HLS

Postby gbpackerbacker » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:56 am

Patriot1208 wrote:
cortnf wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:
bdubs wrote:Two questions that seem to matter:

1) Do you have WE or are you in UG?
2) Did you go to a highly ranked/prestigious UG?


I presumably will have WE (which I mentioned).

And no.


independent study is not work experience. lack of prestigious undergrad makes it tough. if you have your heart set on HLS, get an awesome job, reapply in a year or two with a retaken LSAT that is much higher.


I mentioned that I am willing to defer in my app. I didn't mean to imply that I was considering an IS as WE.

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Re: Chance me at HLS

Postby bdubs » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:57 am

gbpackerbacker wrote:I mentioned that I am willing to defer in my app. I didn't mean to imply that I was considering an IS as WE.


I think you will stand a much better shot as a re-applicant in 1-2 years.

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Re: Chance me at HLS

Postby gbpackerbacker » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:58 am

Thanks.

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Re: Chance me at HLS

Postby kazu » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:00 am

Even with 1~2 years of WE I don't think HLS will happen for your #s. LSAT is too low, unless you're a URM.

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Re: Chance me at HLS

Postby bdubs » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:02 am

kazu wrote:Even with 1~2 years of WE I don't think HLS will happen for your #s. LSAT is too low, unless you're a URM.


It's not so unfathomable. Especially if your WE is impressive.

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/app ... ,8&type=jd

Note that the two accepts who disclosed UG were "HYP" and "Top 15"

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Re: Chance me at HLS

Postby kazu » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:08 am

bdubs wrote:
kazu wrote:Even with 1~2 years of WE I don't think HLS will happen for your #s. LSAT is too low, unless you're a URM.


It's not so unfathomable. Especially if your WE is impressive.

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/app ... ,8&type=jd

Note that the two accepts who disclosed UG were "HYP" and "Top 15"

Exactly. Not a prestigious UG, and I don't think 1~2 years is enough to get impressive WE. Therefore, it's possible, but highly unlikely.

What I'm trying to say is don't push apps off for a couple of years *just* to get into HLS. If your reasons are something other than that, though, then nevermind.

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Re: Chance me at HLS

Postby cortnf » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:01 am

bdubs wrote:
kazu wrote:Even with 1~2 years of WE I don't think HLS will happen for your #s. LSAT is too low, unless you're a URM.


It's not so unfathomable. Especially if your WE is impressive.

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/app ... ,8&type=jd

Note that the two accepts who disclosed UG were "HYP" and "Top 15"


also note that the "top 15" was 1-2 years out of undergrad. #grainofsalt

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Re: Chance me at HLS

Postby im_blue » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:06 am

3.9+/170-171 does not get HLS without some game-changing soft such as top UG or WE. Retake for a 172-174.




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