Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

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Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby testusername555 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:03 pm

I noticed that on the law school admissions spreadsheets, ECs are judged for our own purposes as "unique", "above average", "average", and so on. I was thinking however that softs are going to be judged differently by highly ranked schools--ECs considered "unique" at a top 20 might be just "average" at Harvard. Would my ECs be "unique" for HLS/YLS/SLS + CCN admissions?

This was completed in two years of undergrad. I may apply for law school after my master's--four years of higher ed.

Academics: LSAC GPA 3.82; LSAT estimated 168-172; large public university; science major completed in 2 years; Asian
Enrolling in master's of public policy program at top 25 university (top 10 in field)

Awards: one of 40 national finalists (not a fellow) for $75,000 fellowship that provides foreign affairs job immediately after master's graduation
Award for top 20 leaders at my university, out of student body of 40,000

Writing: dozens of pieces at Huffington Post, The Hill, and other major outlets. Cited many times by media. 2.5 years, ongoing.

Research: two think tanks--a top Bolivian think tank project on teenage pregnancy; one on Boko Haram, researched for State Dept & US Central Command

Other: founded campus fundraising campaign ($1000 raised). Founded lobbying campaign. Other various small volunteering jobs.

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby Dcc617 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:23 pm

testusername555 wrote:I noticed that on the law school admissions spreadsheets, ECs are judged for our own purposes as "unique", "above average", "average", and so on. I was thinking however that softs are going to be judged differently by highly ranked schools--ECs considered "unique" at a top 20 might be just "average" at Harvard. Would my ECs be "unique" for HLS/YLS/SLS + CCN admissions?

This was completed in two years of undergrad. I may apply for law school after my master's--four years of higher ed.

Academics: LSAC GPA 3.82; LSAT estimated 168-172; large public university; science major completed in 2 years; Asian
Enrolling in master's of public policy program at top 25 university (top 10 in field)

Awards: one of 40 national finalists (not a fellow) for $75,000 fellowship that provides foreign affairs job immediately after master's graduation
Award for top 20 leaders at my university, out of student body of 40,000

Writing: dozens of pieces at Huffington Post, The Hill, and other major outlets. Cited many times by media. 2.5 years, ongoing.

Research: two think tanks--a top Bolivian think tank project on teenage pregnancy; one on Boko Haram, researched for State Dept & US Central Command

Other: founded campus fundraising campaign ($1000 raised). Founded lobbying campaign. Other various small volunteering jobs.


Just focus on crushing the LSAT, then worry about all of this.

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby grades?? » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:30 pm

they are cool softs but not anything that will help you more than someone else. So go crush the lsat and see what happens after. But these softs aren't getting you into H alone without a 173+ lsat score.

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby mukol » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:31 pm

Important stuff: What's your LSAT, though?

Everything else: Cool story, bro.

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby Wild Card » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:38 pm

As an Asian male (?), no matter how strong your softs, you'll have to score at or above one of your target school's medians.

For example, because your 3.82 puts you below YHS's GPA medians, and Chicago's GPA median, you'll have to score at or above their LSAT medians to earn admission.

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby Big Dog » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:10 pm

spending 3-4 months studying for the LSAT would be much more valuable to your app than a Master's degree.

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby theconsigliere » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:26 pm

I'll go slightly against the grain and say with a 170+ I like your chances at all of CCN and I don't think H is out of the question, especially if you're 171 or 172. I'm obliged to point out that you shouldn't limit yourself to T6 when there may be money to be had at T7-13.

No one here can overstate the difference between 168 and 172. Like, it's a travesty for people with 172 potential to apply with a 168.

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby lawlorbust » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:31 pm

mukol wrote:Important stuff: What's your LSAT, though?

Everything else: Cool story, bro.

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby carlos_danger » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:25 pm

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby foxes » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:16 pm

You're going to need a higher lsat than that for hys. I had a similar gpa with a much higher lsat, made it to H and a no go at ys. Your softs aren't gonna change anyone's mind.

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby Nebby » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:23 pm

You need a 173 LSAT to get into HCCN

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby proteinshake » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:14 pm

Nebby wrote:You need a 173 LSAT to get into HCCN

maybe for H, but why would you need to be above the 75th to get into CCN?

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby theconsigliere » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:22 pm

proteinshake wrote:
Nebby wrote:You need a 173 LSAT to get into HCCN

maybe for H, but why would you need to be above the 75th to get into CCN?


My post above about needing 170+ for good shot at CCN was probably as overly optimistic as Nebby's was overly pessimistic.

I think 170 = probably in at at least one
173 = probably in at all 3

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby proteinshake » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:26 pm

theconsigliere wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
Nebby wrote:You need a 173 LSAT to get into HCCN

maybe for H, but why would you need to be above the 75th to get into CCN?


My post above about needing 170+ for good shot at CCN was probably as overly optimistic as Nebby's was overly pessimistic.

I think 170 = probably in at at least one
173 = probably in at all 3

since OP has a 3.82, I'd assume being median at NYU (170) or CLS (171) would give OP a fantastic shot (OP is above CLS 75th GPA and above NYU's 50th). I'd say 171 for UChi to be confident about admission, but that might be harder to predict since they have that 3.9 or w/e GPA median.

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:36 am

I'd say your softs are above average for HCCN applicants. But not substantially above average for HCCN matriculants.

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Re: Judging my "softs" and profile: HLS and CCN

Postby BizBro » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:52 am

Softs sound decent (mostly the being published part). I don't think anyone will care about your masters. Work exp would probably be better. You def need above 170 to get HLS or don't even bother. I got in with a 171, 3.92, and 3 years work exp.



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