URM Splitter Non-Traditional

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URM Splitter Non-Traditional

Postby jbpika » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:33 pm

5+ yrs work experience. Stats in profile. Shooting for bigfed or biglaw. What do you guys think? I'm hoping for T14 with a small scholarship or regional with a large scholarship.
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Re: 3.4/170 MA Non-Traditional

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:33 am

170 will get you lower T14. To be real, no one can really predict what kind of scholarship you'll see at schools with recent 169 or even 168 medians. Probably something ($45K? Maybe $60K?)

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Re: 3.4/170 MA Non-Traditional

Postby jbpika » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:35 pm

Thanks. Yeah, I guess that part is especially unpredictable. I'd be pumped if it worked out similar to your guesses though. You think its worth applying to CCN and hoping for sticker? I didn't get any waivers and I'm not keen on dumping $300 if my odds are slim. Do any of these particularly value WE? My other softs are decent (ie extracurriculars, community service, LORs).

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Re: 3.4/170 MA Non-Traditional

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:20 pm

Some chance at NYU - definitely worth the ap. basically none at Chicago or CLS

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Re: 3.4/170 MA Non-Traditional

Postby twenty » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:11 pm

Are you a contractor/federal employee? If so, that improves your chances at getting bigfed from anywhere drastically.

They also don't care about your school's ranking basically at all.

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Re: 3.4/170 MA Non-Traditional

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:06 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:Are you a contractor/federal employee? If so, that improves your chances at getting bigfed from anywhere drastically.



Can you expand on this? Do you mean a former federal employee, or a current employee who is going to law school part time?

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Re: URM MA Splitter Non-Traditional

Postby twenty » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:10 pm

If you're a current employee with status, you should be able to beat out everyone minus disabled veterans. If you have status and you're not current, you're probably still in really good shape.

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Re: URM MA Splitter Non-Traditional

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:22 pm

Well, that's news to me. I have about five years of government service as a DOD employee, although not in anything remotely related to law.

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Re: URM MA Splitter Non-Traditional

Postby twenty » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:31 pm

If you have status as a civilian DoD employee, your chances of getting into any honors attorney hiring increases dramatically. If DoD has an honors hiring component, I'd imagine you'd be close to a lock with civilian background + military background.

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Re: URM MA Splitter Non-Traditional

Postby jbpika » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:50 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:Are you a contractor/federal employee? If so, that improves your chances at getting bigfed from anywhere drastically.

They also don't care about your school's ranking basically at all.



Oh good, I hope not. I was a little worried that I was at a disadvantage for not having gone to a super highly ranked undergrad. Also, yeah my work is GOV related. I'm hoping that helps me during OCI or opens up exit options if I get a firm job. I'm just not sure how much these "soft" factors help me in the admissions process. Will find out soon enough I suppose, but it's fun to speculate.

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Re: 3.4/170 MA Non-Traditional

Postby jbpika » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:56 pm

jbagelboy wrote:Some chance at NYU - definitely worth the ap. basically none at Chicago or CLS


Thanks again. I've been leaning towards a fee waiver or bust mentality with some of these reaches. I'll take a couple of flyers, but it really adds up quickly.




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