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Re: Profile Eval: From Law school to B School [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2012, 14:09
I am not sure your shot. I think the fact that you almost completed another program then changed your mind will not sit well with them, no matter your rank. I had previously been shooting for a joint JD/MBA, but I am now very careful not to mention it in my applications. They want to know that you are really committed to an MBA.

That is also not a lot of work experience time wise. When are you planning to apply? This fall to enter 2013? is the time until you start the program factored into the work experience you put down? If not, that is better.
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Re: Profile Eval: From Law school to B School [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2012, 15:05
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I am not sure your shot. I think the fact that you almost completed another program then changed your mind will not sit well with them, no matter your rank. I had previously been shooting for a joint JD/MBA, but I am now very careful not to mention it in my applications. They want to know that you are really committed to an MBA.

That is also not a lot of work experience time wise. When are you planning to apply? This fall to enter 2013? is the time until you start the program factored into the work experience you put down? If not, that is better.


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Re: Profile Eval: From Law school to B School [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2012, 15:38
Love your handle. Easily my favorite book and one of my favorite characters.

I think you have a solid shot at Top 15 bschools so long as you can alleviate their concerns about 1) sticking it out 2) being focused. I agree with you on the approach of using the law school experience as a development opportunity that helped you grow. You can leverage that to point out that having been through that, you're more calculating about your decision to go to business school and have even more conviction that this is EXACTLY what you want to do. Although it is concerning that you decided you hated the idea of practicing law AFTER beginning law school (are you going to realize you HATE the idea of being a consultant/ibanker/asset manager/general manager after beginning business school?)

Not sure what your GMAT breakdown is, but if your quant is low, you might want to retake (given your non-quant undergrad) or possibly take some quant courses at a local school.

Pardon my candor and bluntness here, but your goals are incredibly vague and trite. You need to put together a story between your past and your future, and clearly elucidate how business school fits in. The future needs to be something that any business school 1) wants to be accredited with helping you achieve 2) recognizes is feasible 3) finds believable and specific enough to recognize that you're not being aimless.

Keep in mind, also, that at business school you'll likely quickly determine that 1) you're smart enough to do it 2) you may similarly be disinterested in subsequent career opportunities.
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Re: Profile Eval: From Law school to B School [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2012, 04:53
i think faro hits it mostly on the head. given your decision to leave law school (which, IMO, was prbly the right decision), you need to be extra crisp about your career focus and objectives to offset this weakness in your app. If you can do that effectively, you'll be competitive in the t15. saying you want to go into mgmt consulting won't be tight enough for you.

bear in mind, however, that top 15 is a large spread. there's a big difference b/t admission to stanford vs. #15 (univ of richmond). i think what you're asking is "Can i get into a top tier?" ansr is the same as long as you address that focus issue.

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