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Re: 4.04/180

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:01 pm

Ti Malice wrote:
bizzybone1313 wrote:If I was in his shoes, I would only apply to Yale, Harvard, Stanford and Columbia (and maybe Chicago/NYU).


Oh jeebus, not more of your cretinous YHSC trolling, please.


As a future CLS grad, I feel compelled to stress this at every opportunity: YHSC is a fucking flame in any context.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby DwightSchruteFarms » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:16 pm

Apply to med school

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:29 pm

Thanks to some of the helpful comments. When I first asked him he did say biglaw, but I really don't think he has thought it out at all.

Meanwhile, I told him to focus on writing his personal statement. I recommended a formulation of: some type of major struggle, how he overcame it, how it made him better, and how he now is driven to help others. But, with less cheese than it sounds.

Luckily, he is not a super boring kid and has actually had a little life experience. He is still really young though.

I know he has stellar chances. I would hate for him to end up deciding, for example, that he really wants to go to Yale, and then gets the rejected because of something within his control.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby mvonh001 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:58 pm

Typhoon24 wrote:ED U of Richmond and hope for the best


I lol'ed

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby guinness1547 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:08 pm

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby Ti Malice » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:08 pm

Having great numbers isn't by itself a good reason to attend law school (even YHS). Sounds to me like your friend could really benefit from taking two or three years to work, travel, mature, figure out what interests him in life, etc. Law school will still be there.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby pupshaw » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:45 am

UnderrateOverachieve wrote:Thanks to some of the helpful comments. When I first asked him he did say biglaw, but I really don't think he has thought it out at all.

Meanwhile, I told him to focus on writing his personal statement. I recommended a formulation of: some type of major struggle, how he overcame it, how it made him better, and how he now is driven to help others. But, with less cheese than it sounds.

Luckily, he is not a super boring kid and has actually had a little life experience. He is still really young though.

I know he has stellar chances. I would hate for him to end up deciding, for example, that he really wants to go to Yale, and then gets the rejected because of something within his control.


Serious advice: have him read through Asha's 203 blog, particularly if he wants Yale. I believe there is a post talking about why the "overcoming adversity" PS is not the best approach.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby Xixak » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:55 pm

UnderrateOverachieve wrote:This is for a friend.


I'm so tired of seeing this crap. This is 2013, your friend has a computer.

Obviously this is for your own sake.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby mvonh001 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:54 pm

Maybe its an uber-covert humblebrag attempt... I doubt it, because people that score that high are usually very proud of their accomplishments.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby Cicero76 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:18 pm

cerealdan wrote:
UnderrateOverachieve wrote:Thanks to some of the helpful comments. When I first asked him he did say biglaw, but I really don't think he has thought it out at all.

Meanwhile, I told him to focus on writing his personal statement. I recommended a formulation of: some type of major struggle, how he overcame it, how it made him better, and how he now is driven to help others. But, with less cheese than it sounds.

Luckily, he is not a super boring kid and has actually had a little life experience. He is still really young though.

I know he has stellar chances. I would hate for him to end up deciding, for example, that he really wants to go to Yale, and then gets the rejected because of something within his control.


Serious advice: have him read through Asha's 203 blog, particularly if he wants Yale. I believe there is a post talking about why the "overcoming adversity" PS is not the best approach.


+1 to this. Asha does a good job of explaining how "overcoming adversity" is very hard to use as the center of your PS. She also does a good job of explaining everything else about applying... just go read her whole blog.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:20 pm

This makes me want to retake my 174. In fact this whole forum makes me feel like my score isn't good enough, but then again I dream of getting into Yale lol.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby mqt » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:51 pm

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:Fine, I don't mean to bite anyone's head off. But the tips for maximizing the strength of your application are the same for this kid as for anyone else, and I assume it's all been stickied somewhere in another forum.

It's already been covered that it was misplaced in the "What Are My Chances" board. I was just emphasizing that Harvard is actually the worst-case scenario here. OP's friend could write about the time he carjacked someone and he'd still be fine.


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Who gets WL'd at Chicago with a 180/4.0? Did he murder a dude?

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby Ti Malice » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:01 pm

Mqt wrote:
Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:Fine, I don't mean to bite anyone's head off. But the tips for maximizing the strength of your application are the same for this kid as for anyone else, and I assume it's all been stickied somewhere in another forum.

It's already been covered that it was misplaced in the "What Are My Chances" board. I was just emphasizing that Harvard is actually the worst-case scenario here. OP's friend could write about the time he carjacked someone and he'd still be fine.


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Who gets WL'd at Chicago with a 180/4.0? Did he murder a dude?


That's not me (no LSN), but those bastards WL'd me with stats in that selected range.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:29 am

Ti Malice wrote:
Mqt wrote:
Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:Fine, I don't mean to bite anyone's head off. But the tips for maximizing the strength of your application are the same for this kid as for anyone else, and I assume it's all been stickied somewhere in another forum.

It's already been covered that it was misplaced in the "What Are My Chances" board. I was just emphasizing that Harvard is actually the worst-case scenario here. OP's friend could write about the time he carjacked someone and he'd still be fine.


Image


Who gets WL'd at Chicago with a 180/4.0? Did he murder a dude?


That's not me (no LSN), but those bastards WL'd me with stats in that selected range.


Humblebrag alert! Acceptable if you're a Yale grad who still helps people out on TLS :D

In the search of looking for that waitlist, I found this guy, who had literally the worst cycle I've ever seen.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby ScottRiqui » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:55 am

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:
In the search of looking for that waitlist, I found this guy, who had literally the worst cycle I've ever seen.


Wow, that's amazing (in a sort of 'trials of Job / trainwreck' kind of way.) Makes me wonder if there's a 'rest of the story' there?

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby RodneyRuxin » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:09 am

ScottRiqui wrote:
Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:
In the search of looking for that waitlist, I found this guy, who had literally the worst cycle I've ever seen.


Wow, that's amazing (in a sort of 'trials of Job / trainwreck' kind of way.) Makes me wonder if there's a 'rest of the story' there?


I'm guessing the music major/3-4years of no WE after ls didn't help at YHS, and he had some sort of major flaw in his application to CC and was YP'd at B

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby Huey Freeman » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:04 pm

It's kind of weird how people with 176-177 do better than the 179-180s, from my limited observation.

Pretty sure this means that that even 180s should retake DOWN a few points, just so colleges don't think they're *too* smart or something. TCR is always RETAKE, even with 180.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:19 pm

Huey Freeman wrote:It's kind of weird how people with 176-177 do better than the 179-180s, from my limited observation.

Pretty sure this means that that even 180s should retake DOWN a few points, just so colleges don't think they're *too* smart or something. TCR is always RETAKE, even with 180.


Don't know where you got that idea from. A higher score is always better, in any imaginable circumstance save for a YP. Any appearance to the contrary is probably a result of small sample size, particularly among the 179-180 group.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:33 pm

Huey Freeman wrote:TCR is always RETAKE, even with 180.


I'd love to meet someone with three 180s. I would name my children after him/her.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby Lavitz » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:35 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:
Huey Freeman wrote:TCR is always RETAKE, even with 180.


I'd love to meet someone with three 180s. I would name my children after him/her.

So I take it you'll name them Robin?

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:36 pm

Lavitz wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:
Huey Freeman wrote:TCR is always RETAKE, even with 180.


I'd love to meet someone with three 180s. I would name my children after him/her.

So I take it you'll name them Robin?


What is that 48?

Nevermind, just read the bottom part.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:02 pm

Lavitz wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:
Huey Freeman wrote:TCR is always RETAKE, even with 180.


I'd love to meet someone with three 180s. I would name my children after him/her.

So I take it you'll name them Robin?


I should have clarified: Anyone who takes the LSAT exactly three times--scoring a 180 each time--for the sole purpose of applying to and attending law school (and then actually attends / graduates) will be the namesake of my children.

But Robin is still an impressive bro.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby mqt » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:51 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:
Huey Freeman wrote:TCR is always RETAKE, even with 180.


I'd love to meet someone with three 180s. I would name my children after him/her.

So I take it you'll name them Robin?


I should have clarified: Anyone who takes the LSAT exactly three times--scoring a 180 each time--for the sole purpose of applying to and attending law school (and then actually attends / graduates) will be the namesake of my children.

But Robin is still an impressive bro.


Reported to Robin Singh's lawyers for referencing his accomplishments without permission.

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Re: 4.04/180

Postby Ti Malice » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:10 pm

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:
Ti Malice wrote:
Mqt wrote:
Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:Fine, I don't mean to bite anyone's head off. But the tips for maximizing the strength of your application are the same for this kid as for anyone else, and I assume it's all been stickied somewhere in another forum.

It's already been covered that it was misplaced in the "What Are My Chances" board. I was just emphasizing that Harvard is actually the worst-case scenario here. OP's friend could write about the time he carjacked someone and he'd still be fine.


Image


Who gets WL'd at Chicago with a 180/4.0? Did he murder a dude?


That's not me (no LSN), but those bastards WL'd me with stats in that selected range.


Humblebrag alert! Acceptable if you're a Yale grad who still helps people out on TLS :D

In the search of looking for that waitlist, I found this guy, who had literally the worst cycle I've ever seen.


Haha, touché. Didn't mean to come across that way, but I should just shut up.

Not a grad, by the way. I'm just a year ahead of you.




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