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Admission Evaluation - Stanford Grad

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Hi there,

Before I dive into the Gmat, I would appreciate some feedback about my prospects.

I'm a lawyer, 31 years old. Graduated in 2016 from Stanford Law School (with an LL.M degree - not JD. For some context, LLm (master of laws) is a law degree for foreign lawyers who already have a JD from their home country).

5 years of experience working in biglaw in Israel (before Stanford), and post graduation from Stanford - 1 year of experience in Silicon Valley (in legal/business position at a seed startup).

Recently took the California bar exam so hopefully by the time I submit my application I will be also a member of the Bar in the US.

I am thinking of applying to Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Berkeley and Columbia.
Just started studying for the GMAT. English is not my native language and as a lawyer I'm sure the quantitative part will be challenging so I expected to receive around 660.

How are my prospects in your opinion.
While I am a Stanford alumni (which probably counts for something) - I feel that my weak points are my age (will be 33 in the beginning of the program), and I heard that some top b-schools don't find lawyer as appealing candidates (at my age probably even more so).

Thank you!

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I think your rationale for applying to b-school as a 33 lawyer will be the thing they focus on the most. So why are you interested in an MBA? Now on the GMAT front you know how high the averages are at these schools. As an older applicant your score will be less important but still will be part of your evaluation so you will want to get as close to that target 730 as possible
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