Lack of Softs in T14 Admissions

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MattM
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Lack of Softs in T14 Admissions

Postby MattM » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:42 pm

Hello,

Outside of HYS, how much do soft factors matter in T14 admissions? I am a Undergrad in college so I don't have nearly the amount of softs most TLS users have. ....It's 99% a numbers game but I wonder if lack of softs will keep you out?

However, I plan on sitting out a cycle and look to get some WE first before law school ( not just for admissions, but for overall experience and when it comes time for OCI and internships during Law School)

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Re: Lack of Softs in T14 Admissions

Postby elterrible78 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:47 pm

MattM wrote:Hello,

Outside of HYS, how much do soft factors matter in T14 admissions? I am a Undergrad in college so I don't have nearly the amount of softs most TLS users have. ....It's 99% a numbers game but I wonder if lack of softs will keep you out?

However, I plan on sitting out a cycle and look to get some WE first before law school ( not just for admissions, but for overall experience and when it comes time for OCI and internships during Law School)


Softs just don't matter that much, really. I mean some, but not enough that lack of softs will offset great numbers. Work experience will help, but I don't think I'd worry too much about getting involved in random organizations that aren't interesting to you.

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Re: Lack of Softs in T14 Admissions

Postby Big Dog » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:33 pm

softs only matter at the small schools: Y, S and perhaps Chicago.

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Re: Lack of Softs in T14 Admissions

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:40 pm

If you have absolutely no softs, that might hurt you a tiny, tiny bit, but in this era of declining LSAT medians if you have the numbers it's not going to be a huge deal. Most non-HYS T14s just can't afford to be that picky.

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Re: Lack of Softs in T14 Admissions

Postby MattM » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:27 am

I should have edited to say weak softs not 0....involved in Moot Court and a few campus organizations but nothing major

Even as a semi splitter 3.55 gpa would my weak softs hurt me? ( for other reasons like improving my LSAT I am sitting out this cycle, plan on getting WE for the right reasons though but I may be at an advantage as well if I don't apply to go K-JD route)

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Re: Lack of Softs in T14 Admissions

Postby zugzwanger » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:33 am

TheSpanishMain wrote:If you have absolutely no softs, that might hurt you a tiny, tiny bit, but in this era of declining LSAT medians if you have the numbers it's not going to be a huge deal. Most non-HYS T14s just can't afford to be that picky.

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Re: Lack of Softs in T14 Admissions

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:19 am

MattM wrote:I should have edited to say weak softs not 0....involved in Moot Court and a few campus organizations but nothing major

Even as a semi splitter 3.55 gpa would my weak softs hurt me? ( for other reasons like improving my LSAT I am sitting out this cycle, plan on getting WE for the right reasons though but I may be at an advantage as well if I don't apply to go K-JD route)


if you're going to get work experience then youll already have better softs than almost all KJDs




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