3.62/162 plus huge Greek leadership role

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3.62/162 plus huge Greek leadership role

Postby brookethecook » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:57 pm

My dream school is Vandy. Obviously my LSAT of 162 is on the lower side, but I wonder how well my GPA and the fact that I was President of Panhellenic at my large Big 12 school could raise my chances.

My 3.62 GPA is without calculating my 30ish hours of community college straight 4.0s, which I can't for the life of me figure out how to do.

For those that don't know, Panhellenic is the governing body of all the sororities on a campus. At my school, there are 14 sororities with about 200 members per sorority. That means I was president of the largest women's organization on campus.

How much is Greek leadership valued at top law schools?

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Re: 3.62/162 plus huge Greek leadership role

Postby bjsesq » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:58 pm

brookethecook wrote:How much is Greek leadership valued at top law schools?


It's not. At all.

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Re: 3.62/162 plus huge Greek leadership role

Postby hephaestus » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:59 pm

Retake. The Greek position will do nothing for you.

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Re: 3.62/162 plus huge Greek leadership role

Postby Clearly » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:18 pm

:lol:

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Re: 3.62/162 plus huge Greek leadership role

Postby Winston1984 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:20 pm

Not to mention being president of Panhellenic or IFC is nothing compared to being president of a chapter. But yeah, no real boost to your app. Retake for Vandy.

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Re: 3.62/162 plus huge Greek leadership role

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:13 pm

I would second the general consensus above (although there are a TON of greek alumns in law school...)

It's worth noting that OP's raw LSAC GPA will actually be substantially improved if they had 7 or 8 additional A's in CC courses; assuming as an average benchmark 120 total (public) credit hours, we're looking at ~3.7 or just slightly under. This, plus the 2 pt median drop last cycle, would suggest OP is somewhat less SOL'd at Vandy with a 167.

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Re: 3.62/162 plus huge Greek leadership role

Postby Ti Malice » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:15 pm

bjsesq wrote:
brookethecook wrote:How much is Greek leadership valued at top law schools?


It's not. At all.

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Re: 3.62/162 plus huge Greek leadership role

Postby Void » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:18 pm

+1 your "leadership role" is valueless.

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Re: 3.62/162 plus huge Greek leadership role

Postby Danger Zone » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:11 am

I was literally told by my CSO to take my Greek stuff off my résumé before applying to any jobs.

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Re: 3.62/162 plus huge Greek leadership role

Postby Void » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:53 am

Danger Zone wrote:I was literally told by my CSO to take my Greek stuff off my résumé before applying to any jobs.


This. My resume includes "Public Service Pledge," which is actually a program at my law school where you devote 100 hours to community service, and CSO and even an employer told me to get it off my resume because "it sounds too much like some kind of fraternity thing."

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Re: 3.62/162 plus huge Greek leadership role

Postby Stinson » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:42 am

brookethecook wrote: That means I was president of the largest women's organization on campus.


Not judging, because I have no idea what your position entailed. But as you came for blunt advice I feel compelled to say this statement will, if found anywhere on your application, draw derision and scorn at most law school admissions offices.




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