3.76/161 URM Interested in JD/MPP or MPA

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3.76/161 URM Interested in JD/MPP or MPA

Postby biggie3d » Sun May 15, 2011 9:48 pm

I attend a Tier 3 University and have a GPA of 3.76 and 161 LSAT. I would love to do a joint JD/MPP or MPA program. I have a cruddy part-time job at the luxurious Taco Bell and my softs are, so-so. I interned for a congressman, participate in my school's honors program, hope to be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and I will attend McGill University this summer for a session and take a class in Econometrics and an International Relations course, and at my school, I am the VP of our Black Student Union. I am a double major, Political Science and Economics. The school that I really would like to attend is Washington and Lee University School of Law. For an MPP, my favorite schools are UVA, Johns Hopkins, Tufts, and Brandeis.

My GRE Scores were:
620 V
690 Q
4 Writing (Yeah, I sucked)

Here is my composite list of schools:

Public Policy Schools without Law Schools

Brown
Tufts
Brandeis
Johns Hopkins
*Virginia
Carnegie Mellon
Virginia Tech

Princeton

*University of Virginia has a law school, but its public policy program is unranked.

Law Schools without Public Policy Schools

Washington and Lee
Notre Dame
Wake Forest

Northwestern
Case Western Reserve
*Washington University in Saint Louis

Boston University
Boston College
Emory
Fordham
University of California (Hastings)
Cincinnati
Temple


*WUSTL doesn’t have an MPA/MPP Program, but has an A.M. in Political Economy and Public Policy.

*Schools in BOLD are schools that I am interested in, and would want to apply to.

Do any of you have experience in JD/MPP programs, taking the dual degree at two different schools?

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Re: 3.76/161 URM Interested in JD/MPP or MPA

Postby dr123 » Sun May 15, 2011 10:04 pm

University of Michigan has a very good MPA program (though if I remember correctly WE is require) and LS.

You should set your sights a bit higher

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Re: 3.76/161 URM Interested in JD/MPP or MPA

Postby biggie3d » Sun May 15, 2011 10:07 pm

dr123 wrote: You should set your sights a bit higher


Thanks! Michigan is ultimately my dream school and I've always been a wolverine fan, but if I were excepted into a lower ranked school, I just feel that I would have a better chance for a scholarship and not have to worry about taking out large amounts in loans.

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Re: 3.76/161 URM Interested in JD/MPP or MPA

Postby Horchata » Mon May 23, 2011 4:58 am

USC has a program like this and is in your GPA/LSAT range

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Re: 3.76/161 URM Interested in JD/MPP or MPA

Postby Corwin » Mon May 23, 2011 11:31 pm

Virginia lets you do a joint MPA at several other schools including Princeton. You have to get admitted to both programs separately. More info: http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/academ ... m#external

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Re: 3.76/161 URM Interested in JD/MPP or MPA

Postby biggie3d » Wed May 25, 2011 11:17 pm

Horchata wrote:USC has a program like this and is in your GPA/LSAT range


I looked into the JD/MPP program at USC, and I really have an interest, but because of my test scores, I'm afraid that If I'm accepted, there would be a money problem, with maybe not enough scholarships available.

Corwin wrote:Virginia lets you do a joint MPA at several other schools including Princeton. You have to get admitted to both programs separately.


I am considering UVA because of their JD/MPA wih Princeton. I plan to retake both my LSAT and GRE. My last practice test scored 169. Hopefully, I can hit that, and get into a T14 with a JD/MPP Program.

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Re: 3.76/161 URM Interested in JD/MPP or MPA

Postby xcountryjunkie » Wed May 25, 2011 11:37 pm

You'll get a strong AA bump (particularly if you're a guy), so you should set your sights higher.

Check out Michigan, Georgetown, and Duke.

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Re: 3.76/161 URM Interested in JD/MPP or MPA

Postby almightypush » Wed May 25, 2011 11:55 pm

xcountryjunkie wrote:You'll get a strong AA bump (particularly if you're a guy), so you should set your sights higher.


credited.




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