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Evaluate Profile of an International Lawyer (Stanford Graduate)

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New post 16 Aug 2017, 22:39
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 - not a US lawfirm / biglaw).

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 (at the moment only in Israel).

I am thinking of applying to Stanford (where I already an alumni), 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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New post 19 Aug 2017, 20:23
Hello,

Thanks for your post. So I think the biggest challenge for you would be convincing the schools of your story and why it makes sense for you to get the MBA and why now is the ideal time... it's something you could do but will take some work, and since you haven't been done with the LLM very long you don't want it to seem that you are 'lost' at all and looking for a next step.... that said if you have describe the MBA/LLM over-arching plan via specific career goals etc, that could potentially work. But you'd be more similar to a part-time MBA applicant, or maybe something like the MSx, potentially. The GMAT if it stays at that level would also put top schools (full-time MBA options) out of reach. So really assess why you want this, what your goals are, where you think your GMAT will fall, whether now is the right time etc. Good luck!
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