3.7/174 Top 14 Chances? White American who speak Mandarin...

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3.7/174 Top 14 Chances? White American who speak Mandarin...

Postby gpblitz » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:44 pm

I've lurked for a while so I know that I have a solid shot at anything other than HYS... I'm just curious about how my semester study abroad in Shanghai and conversational Mandarin will impact admissions and HYS.

About me -

White male.... :roll:

I'm an Econ/Philosophy double major from a good flagship state university.... I have a solid upward trend with my grades... the only semester I got anything below a 3.7 was first semester freshman year with a 3.0, so I guess that helps. Remove that first semester and I have a 3.8.

I'm in the honors program at my school and am in the process of completing an undergraduate thesis, so that goes above and beyond the usual undergraduate coursework I guess.

Last spring I lived in Shanghai for four months to study and practice my Mandarin which I have been studying for the past 4 semesters.

That's basically it... I was the president of my fraternity but from what I've read that's a relatively minor soft that won't be taken much into account next to LSAT/GPA...

I'm not worried about Columbia and up, but what about HYS? Does study abroad experience, particularly mine, help with admissions? Will my knowledge of a critical language impact my admissions chances?

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Re: 3.7/174 Top 14 Chances? White American who speak Mandarin...

Postby 052220151 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:46 pm

No.

You're out at Y and S. you have a better than coin flip shot at H.

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Re: 3.7/174 Top 14 Chances? White American who speak Mandarin...

Postby rad lulz » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:49 pm

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Re: 3.7/174 Top 14 Chances? White American who speak Mandarin...

Postby gpblitz » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:51 pm

deputydog wrote:No.

You're out at Y and S. you have a better than coin flip shot at H.


I can deal with that :)

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Re: 3.7/174 Top 14 Chances? White American who speak Mandarin...

Postby timbs4339 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:32 pm

Hit up the doc review agencies while in school. Enjoy $50 or more an hour plus OT.

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Re: 3.7/174 Top 14 Chances? White American who speak Mandarin...

Postby CalAlumni » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:05 pm

deputydog wrote:No.

You're out at Y and S. you have a better than coin flip shot at H.


This.

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Re: 3.7/174 Top 14 Chances? White American who speak Mandarin...

Postby expelliarmus » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:36 pm

I think speaking Mandarin (are you fluent?) will help you in terms of recruitment. However, when it comes to law school admissions, I don;t think it will make a big difference - or I will be at such a great advantage being a native speaker. haha

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Re: 3.7/174 Top 14 Chances? White American who speak Mandarin...

Postby mindarmed » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:19 pm

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Re: 3.7/174 Top 14 Chances? White American who speak Mandarin...

Postby potted plant » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:56 pm

I applied last year with a 3.6, 178. Also white, from a top public university, studied abroad in Beijing and Shanghai. I wrote about learning Mandarin for my PS, but beyond that I don't think it contributed to my applications much. Pretty predictable cycle based on my numbers, out at HYS, in at CCN.

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Re: 3.7/174 Top 14 Chances? White American who speak Mandarin...

Postby futureesqperhaps » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:20 am

More like out at Y and S. Some chance at H, but don't count on it. In at CCN and down.




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