3.85/173/PhD in Political Science - chances at T5?

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spirals
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3.85/173/PhD in Political Science - chances at T5?

Postby spirals » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:44 pm

Undergrad GPA: 3.85 (top 20 US university)
LSAT: 173

I just finished a PhD in Political Science from a top 10 program. I can substantively justify the need for a law degree, in terms of my research agenda and career goals. I don't want to be more specific than that, for fear of "outing" myself.

What are my chances at a top 5 law school? Will the PhD be considered a helpful "soft" factor?

Thanks!

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Re: 3.85/173/PhD in Political Science - chances at T5?

Postby tennisking88 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:53 pm

Your chances are good regardless; the PhD is the icing on the cake. Congrats.

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Re: 3.85/173/PhD in Political Science - chances at T5?

Postby thederangedwang » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:59 pm

yeah, u should be ok for harvard if u apply early...yale n stanford are harder to say, but above average shot at both of em...i say

70/30 for harvard
60/40 for stanford
50/50 for yale

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Re: 3.85/173/PhD in Political Science - chances at T5?

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:01 pm

I bet you are a smart and interesting dude. I hope you are my classmate in the future. BTW not in at a Top 5 school but rivaling Tebow in terms of daily prayer.

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Re: 3.85/173/PhD in Political Science - chances at T5?

Postby thederangedwang » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:03 pm

Tom Joad wrote:I bet you are a smart and interesting dude. I hope you are my classmate in the future. BTW not in at a Top 5 school but rivaling Tebow in terms of daily prayer.

notre dame?

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Re: 3.85/173/PhD in Political Science - chances at T5?

Postby spirals » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:45 pm

Thanks for the replies. I'm actually a girl (I took from the fact that you called me a dude that you think I'm a guy, but I could be wrong :)).

But thanks for the votes of confidence ... they make me feel a little better about my chances.

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Re: 3.85/173/PhD in Political Science - chances at T5?

Postby yalito » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:59 am

You'll probably be getting a phone call from Asha soon.

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Re: 3.85/173/PhD in Political Science - chances at T5?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:29 am

Flame. If you have really have a PhD then you have enough research experience to find out on your own that someone with your stats is a virtual lock at the t6; you would have also done enough research to know that there is no such thing as a t5 designation.

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Re: 3.85/173/PhD in Political Science - chances at T5?

Postby It Depends » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:58 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:Flame. If you have really have a PhD then you have enough research experience to find out on your own that someone with your stats is a virtual lock at the t6; you would have also done enough research to know that there is no such thing as a t5 designation.


this

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Re: 3.85/173/PhD in Political Science - chances at T5?

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