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Lagunitan
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Postby Lagunitan » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:39 pm

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Mad Hatter
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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby Mad Hatter » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:41 pm

I see Valparaiso Law in your future :roll: .

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:43 pm

Enjoy YSH

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby TheThriller » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:56 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Enjoy YSH YSCH

/thread.

Lagunitan
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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby Lagunitan » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:59 pm

TheThriller wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Enjoy YSH YSCH

/thread.


This is my main question. I'm pretty sure, just based on my numbers, that I'm in at Columbia on down. How much does Harvard, in particular, care about me being unemployed (or just doing volunteer gigs or something) when I apply? I assume I'm probably not competitive for Y/S based on my GPA and the other issues mentioned above.

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby sunynp » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:01 pm

Lagunitan wrote:
TheThriller wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Enjoy YSH YSCH

/thread.


This is my main question. I'm pretty sure, just based on my numbers, that I'm in at Columbia on down. How much does Harvard, in particular, care about me being unemployed (or just doing volunteer gigs or something) when I apply? I assume I'm probably not competitive for Y/S based on my GPA and the other issues mentioned above.


Don't assume you will be dinged. I don't think Harvard cares about employment. You should put together a great package and apply to all these schools. Let them ding you.

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:01 pm

Lagunitan wrote:
TheThriller wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Enjoy YSH YSCH

/thread.


This is my main question. I'm pretty sure, just based on my numbers, that I'm in at Columbia on down. How much does Harvard, in particular, care about me being unemployed (or just doing volunteer gigs or something) when I apply? I assume I'm probably not competitive for Y/S based on my GPA and the other issues mentioned above.

Y/S are so unpredictable that you might as well apply. Harvard has a giant class size and your numbers put you in unless you have some serious C&F stuff.

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby JWalker » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:20 pm

Retake, ED UVA.

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby RPK34 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:23 pm

Apply to everywhere in the T14, take the school that gives you the biggest scholarship (I bet at least one will give you a full ride).

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:29 pm

I used to frequent PC gamer forums where "Can my PC handle [insert new processor intensive + graphics intensive game]" questions were common. Every so often you had people coming in with clearly top of the line stuff, high quality processors, amazing graphic cards, ram up the wazoo, asking that question. It just made you want to slap the basterd. :D

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Lincoln
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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby Lincoln » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:01 pm

I would recommend filling that gap on your resume with something, even if it's just travel or volunteering. I had a school actually call me and ask about a gap in my resume (though that gap was longer than yours).

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby Lagunitan » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:50 pm

Lincoln wrote:I would recommend filling that gap on your resume with something, even if it's just travel or volunteering. I had a school actually call me and ask about a gap in my resume (though that gap was longer than yours).


Yikes. Was this a T-14 school?

To be fair, I have been doing some stuff in my time (traveling, doing some freelance-type work for start-ups, etc.), but not full-time employment. Maybe I'll pick up some volunteer gig. It's just hard finding good/interesting full-time work when I can only commit for 10 months or whatever.

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:55 pm

you did two years of TFA. They don't care about a few months of unemployment. Though I would suggest getting something for the next 10 months, and sending updated resumes when you get it.

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby ScratchableItch » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:55 pm

Lagunitan wrote:traveling, doing some freelance-type work for start-ups, etc.

That sounds like pretty good stuff to me. Especially since it was just a few months...what's the issue here?

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby Lagunitan » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:00 pm

ScratchableItch wrote:
Lagunitan wrote:traveling, doing some freelance-type work for start-ups, etc.

That sounds like pretty good stuff to me. Especially since it was just a few months...what's the issue here?


Thanks. Hoping they see it the same way.

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby dingbat » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:54 pm

what are the unique circumstances?

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:56 pm

retake

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby Lagunitan » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:57 pm

dingbat wrote:what are the unique circumstances?


Graduated semester late, some withdrawals from senior year on transcript, 3-4 months of not full time work at time of applying. Trying to get a sense of how these will affect my cycle at HYS in particular (where my numbers are fairly borderline, but maybe a slight bit better given the downturn in apps this cycle).

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby Lincoln » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:25 pm

Lagunitan wrote:
Lincoln wrote:I would recommend filling that gap on your resume with something, even if it's just travel or volunteering. I had a school actually call me and ask about a gap in my resume (though that gap was longer than yours).


Yikes. Was this a T-14 school?

To be fair, I have been doing some stuff in my time (traveling, doing some freelance-type work for start-ups, etc.), but not full-time employment. Maybe I'll pick up some volunteer gig. It's just hard finding good/interesting full-time work when I can only commit for 10 months or whatever.


It was Michigan. I told them that I'd been traveling but didn't feel that warranted an entry on my resume. Although I was rejected from Michigan, I doubt that the gap was a reason for it. I was admitted to other T14s, as will you. If I were you I would just include the bolded on your resume.

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Re: 177/3.8 with some unique circumstances

Postby ScratchableItch » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:40 am

Lagunitan wrote:
ScratchableItch wrote:
Lagunitan wrote:traveling, doing some freelance-type work for start-ups, etc.

That sounds like pretty good stuff to me. Especially since it was just a few months...what's the issue here?


Thanks. Hoping they see it the same way.

Just be confident in the way you present it. Not many applicants are going to have done freelance work for start-ups so highlight it and stand out.

Tell a story with your personal statement and include specifics. Have a good reason for attending law school. Apply early. You'll do just fine.




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