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Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby pepemaui » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:42 pm

Hi everyone! I am a 39 year old MD, MBA. My undergrad grades from Emory were 3.57, MBA 3.83, LSAT 175. I am a board certified emergency medicine physician who is applying to law school. I understand the financial ramifications, but I am really just looking for opinions on Top tier schools like Harvard/Yale/etc.. I know my GPA is a bit low, but I have the MD/MBA as well. Does it make a difference or am I simply chucked out because of my gpa? Thanks for your thoughts.

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Re: Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby dkb17xzx » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:57 pm

Out of personal curiosity....why law school?

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Postby spleenworship » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:57 pm

pepemaui wrote:Hi everyone! I am a 39 year old MD, MBA. My undergrad grades from Emory were 3.57, MBA 3.83, LSAT 175. I am a board certified emergency medicine physician who is applying to law school. I understand the financial ramifications, but I am really just looking for opinions on Top tier schools like Harvard/Yale/etc.. I know my GPA is a bit low, but I have the MD/MBA as well. Does it make a difference or am I simply chucked out because of my gpa? Thanks for your thoughts.



The MD is a weird factor and hard to predict. I would guess that it gives you a boost, but not a huge one. I would guess you would do quite well at most of the T14, but YSH might be out, to be honest. But I would apply to them anyway, because you never know.

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Re: Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby pepemaui » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:01 pm

dkb17xzx wrote:Out of personal curiosity....why law school?


I have been in EM (emergency medicine) for 22 years and had originally intended to apply to MD/JD programs. I enjoy law and find it interesting and useful in every facet of medicine, law, business, and politics. I understand the financial loss of returning to school, but as one gets older, experience and knowledge become paramount (at least with me) :D

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Re: Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby RedBirds2011 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:03 pm

Are you wanting to use the law degree to go into some sort of medical law practice?

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Postby pepemaui » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:04 pm

RedBirds2011 wrote:Are you wanting to use the law degree to go into some sort of medical law practice?



One would think, but I am completely open to new concepts as well.

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Re: Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:05 pm

Probably in at CCN with a slight shot at either S or H

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Postby RedBirds2011 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:08 pm

I say go for it! Dr. Pepemaui MD, MBA, esq. a modern day renaissance man/woman :D

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Re: Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby hooma » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:13 pm

Posted this in your other thread

You definitely have a shot: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Cravin/jd


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Postby pepemaui » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:14 pm

RedBirds2011 wrote:I say go for it! Dr. Pepemaui MD, MBA, esq. a modern day renaissance man/woman :D



Former...LOL

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Postby pepemaui » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:16 pm

hooma wrote:Posted this in your other thread

You definitely have a shot: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Cravin/jd




WOW!! I figured the initial review is a computer who simply eliminates GPA's lower than X, like med school. How can I "help" my application get "read"?? I think id someone see's it, they would at least consider me.

Amazing acceptances!!! Congrats!!

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Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:20 pm

pepemaui wrote:
hooma wrote:Posted this in your other thread

You definitely have a shot: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Cravin/jd




WOW!! I figured the initial review is a computer who simply eliminates GPA's lower than X, like med school. How can I "help" my application get "read"?? I think id someone see's it, they would at least consider me.

Amazing acceptances!!! Congrats!!

at top law schools, every application is read at least somewhat. Your gpa isn't going to get you eliminated anywhere automatically, anyway. Even Yale would take a cursory look at you simply because of your resume

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Postby pepemaui » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:22 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
pepemaui wrote:
hooma wrote:Posted this in your other thread

You definitely have a shot: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Cravin/jd




WOW!! I figured the initial review is a computer who simply eliminates GPA's lower than X, like med school. How can I "help" my application get "read"?? I think id someone see's it, they would at least consider me.

Amazing acceptances!!! Congrats!!

at top law schools, every application is read at least somewhat. Your gpa isn't going to get you eliminated anywhere automatically, anyway. Even Yale would take a cursory look at you simply because of your resume


Thats great! Curiously, and not condescending or judgmental...How do you know?

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Re: Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:25 pm

pepemaui wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
pepemaui wrote:
WOW!! I figured the initial review is a computer who simply eliminates GPA's lower than X, like med school. How can I "help" my application get "read"?? I think id someone see's it, they would at least consider me.

Amazing acceptances!!! Congrats!!

at top law schools, every application is read at least somewhat. Your gpa isn't going to get you eliminated anywhere automatically, anyway. Even Yale would take a cursory look at you simply because of your resume


Thats great! Curiously, and not condescending or judgmental...How do you know?

Spending far too much time on here, for one. Also from reading interviews with Deans of Admissions at most of the T10-14

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Postby hooma » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:27 pm

pepemaui wrote:
hooma wrote:Posted this in your other thread

You definitely have a shot: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Cravin/jd




WOW!! I figured the initial review is a computer who simply eliminates GPA's lower than X, like med school. How can I "help" my application get "read"?? I think id someone see's it, they would at least consider me.

Amazing acceptances!!! Congrats!!

Haha, I wish this was my profile! Although I can't complain with the way my cycle has turned out. I found it on lawschoolnumbers.com (if you haven't checked it out already, do so).

Good luck in your cycle!

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Re: Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby pepemaui » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:32 pm

hooma wrote:
pepemaui wrote:
hooma wrote:Posted this in your other thread

You definitely have a shot: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Cravin/jd




WOW!! I figured the initial review is a computer who simply eliminates GPA's lower than X, like med school. How can I "help" my application get "read"?? I think id someone see's it, they would at least consider me.

Amazing acceptances!!! Congrats!!

Haha, I wish this was my profile! Although I can't complain with the way my cycle has turned out. I found it on lawschoolnumbers.com (if you haven't checked it out already, do so).

Good luck in your cycle!


Do we think this profile "cravin jd" is real?? accepted everywhere except Berkley. hmmmm?

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Re: Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby pepemaui » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:36 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:Probably in at CCN with a slight shot at either S or H



CCN? Sorry, Im new to this and not up to date on the lingo:)

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Re: Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby RedBirds2011 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:39 pm

Targets of Columbia, Chicago, northwestern with shots at Stanford or Harvard

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Postby camelcrema » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:39 pm

pepemaui wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Probably in at CCN with a slight shot at either S or H



CCN? Sorry, Im new to this and not up to date on the lingo:)



CCN = Columbia, Chicago, NYU (the band of schools just below Yale, Harvard, and Stanford)

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Re: Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby RedBirds2011 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:40 pm

NYU not northwestern. My bad

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Re: Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby hooma » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:47 pm

pepemaui wrote:
hooma wrote:
pepemaui wrote:WOW!! I figured the initial review is a computer who simply eliminates GPA's lower than X, like med school. How can I "help" my application get "read"?? I think id someone see's it, they would at least consider me.

Amazing acceptances!!! Congrats!!

Haha, I wish this was my profile! Although I can't complain with the way my cycle has turned out. I found it on lawschoolnumbers.com (if you haven't checked it out already, do so).

Good luck in your cycle!


Do we think this profile "cravin jd" is real?? accepted everywhere except Berkley. hmmmm?


It seems credible to me but you could always private message them and ask. They may also have insight about maximizing your chances as a non-traditional applicant.

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Re: Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby Veyron » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:48 pm

Y = decent chance based on unusual qualifications. They seem to like that and be willing to take somewhat of a GPA hit for it.
H = ?
S = Out, GPA

Elsewhere - expect broad acceptances.

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Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:53 pm

Veyron wrote:Y = decent chance based on unusual qualifications. They seem to like that and be willing to take somewhat of a GPA hit for it.
H = ?
S = Out, GPA

Elsewhere - expect broad acceptances.


I'd switch Y and S.

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Re: Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby JasonR » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:59 pm

pepemaui wrote:
dkb17xzx wrote:Out of personal curiosity....why law school?


I have been in EM (emergency medicine) for 22 years


You've been in EM since you were 17? Or earlier, since you also have that MBA?

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Re: Unusual candidiate chances 3.57/175 LSAT

Postby Br3v » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:00 am

pepemaui wrote:
RedBirds2011 wrote:Are you wanting to use the law degree to go into some sort of medical law practice?



One would think, but I am completely open to new concepts as well.


Thats awesome, get to experience two completely different careers




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