3.83, 167 military and economic disadvantage

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3.83, 167 military and economic disadvantage

Postby kroakstool » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:07 am

Where will this get me?

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Re: 3.83, 167 military and economic disadvantage

Postby mountaintime » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:15 am

maybe in at Cornell or Boalt if you have great softs (assuming you're not URM). apply pretty widely across the T25 to have lots of options, including some nice scholarships.

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Re: 3.83, 167 military and economic disadvantage

Postby kroakstool » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:49 am

mountaintime wrote:maybe in at Cornell or Boalt if you have great softs (assuming you're not URM). apply pretty widely across the T25 to have lots of options, including some nice scholarships.


I'm an Eagle Scout and have been recognized for extensive community service. Plus obviously leadership positions obviously. Idk if Eagle Scout still holds that much respect but it used to.

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Re: 3.83, 167 military and economic disadvantage

Postby mountaintime » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:52 am

kroakstool wrote:
mountaintime wrote:maybe in at Cornell or Boalt if you have great softs (assuming you're not URM). apply pretty widely across the T25 to have lots of options, including some nice scholarships.


I'm an Eagle Scout and have been recognized for extensive community service. Plus obviously leadership positions obviously. Idk if Eagle Scout still holds that much respect but it used to.


lol, that crap won't help you. what did you do in the military and for how long? that's what i meant by softs.

edit: the "lol" isn't at your accomplishments, but rather that you thought those were the kind of softs i was referring to. 4 years of military experience, leading men in combat, etc. is really impressive and will give you a leg up in admissions from what I understand.

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Re: 3.83, 167 military and economic disadvantage

Postby kroakstool » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:57 am

Maybe it sounds like a cop out, but I can't tell you what I do in the military. Unfortunate I know, but it's for opsec.

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Re: 3.83, 167 military and economic disadvantage

Postby mountaintime » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:00 am

did you hold a leadership position? were you in combat? were you there for more than just 2 years? if your answer to 2 or more of those questions is "yes," then you will get some sort of boost. most law students are pussies. you probably aren't. that's diversity. more diversity than URM usually is, and law schools know it.

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Re: 3.83, 167 military and economic disadvantage

Postby kroakstool » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:20 am

mountaintime wrote:did you hold a leadership position? were you in combat? were you there for more than just 2 years? if your answer to 2 or more of those questions is "yes," then you will get some sort of boost. most law students are pussies. you probably aren't. that's diversity. more diversity than URM usually is, and law schools know it.


Ya. I've been in four years and held numerous leadershippositions, but no combat experience

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Re: 3.83, 167 military and economic disadvantage

Postby Kring345 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:26 am

kroakstool wrote:Maybe it sounds like a cop out, but I can't tell you what I do in the military. Unfortunate I know, but it's for opsec.

Let me guess, SIGINT? SIGINTers love opsec.

Clearly you dont really understand OPSEC. The fact that Field X, MOS Y, or job description Z exists is public information. If you work for SOCOM, you still have a job to perform that is public information. If you work for CIA assassin team, you still have a field.

Im sorry, but in my field... intel (gasp... opsec... didnt know the military had intelligence folks?).... people are obsessed with opsec for all the wrong reasons. And ignore opsec when they should be enforcing it. One of my pet peeves. Not trying to be a dick. Honestly, best of luck in your cycle. I truly mean that. I responded to your other (identical) post about your chances and where to apply.

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Re: 3.83, 167 military and economic disadvantage

Postby mountaintime » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:01 pm

kroakstool wrote:
mountaintime wrote:did you hold a leadership position? were you in combat? were you there for more than just 2 years? if your answer to 2 or more of those questions is "yes," then you will get some sort of boost. most law students are pussies. you probably aren't. that's diversity. more diversity than URM usually is, and law schools know it.


Ya. I've been in four years and held numerous leadershippositions, but no combat experience

you're good to go. apply to 7-14 plus a couple lower ranked schools you would consider attending (mostly so you have scholarship options).

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Re: 3.83, 167 military and economic disadvantage

Postby sinisterkid » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:11 pm

Kring345 wrote:
kroakstool wrote:Maybe it sounds like a cop out, but I can't tell you what I do in the military. Unfortunate I know, but it's for opsec.

Let me guess, SIGINT? SIGINTers love opsec.

Clearly you dont really understand OPSEC. The fact that Field X, MOS Y, or job description Z exists is public information. If you work for SOCOM, you still have a job to perform that is public information. If you work for CIA assassin team, you still have a field.

Im sorry, but in my field... intel (gasp... opsec... didnt know the military had intelligence folks?).... people are obsessed with opsec for all the wrong reasons. And ignore opsec when they should be enforcing it. One of my pet peeves. Not trying to be a dick. Honestly, best of luck in your cycle. I truly mean that. I responded to your other (identical) post about your chances and where to apply.


ha -- i was thinking the same thing when i read the opsec post. i'm a sigint officer with worse stats than the OP (3.56/161), and applied to a wide range of schools. i'll post on this thread again when i get some decisions.

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Re: 3.83, 167 military and economic disadvantage

Postby kroakstool » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:12 pm

I just got my acceptance from UGA




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