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New post Updated on: 19 May 2017, 08:32
Hi everyone,

Wanted to ask for opinions regarding which MBA programs to target given the below general stats:

3.9 GPA / large public undergrad
730-760 GMAT (not yet taken)
Harvard / Yale / Stanford law school
1.5 years at a top 10 corporate firm (m&a / pe)
1.5 years at a plaintiff's firm (very small firm with a public interest element)(current position)
And for what it's worth, US URM

The schools I'm interested in are: HBS, GSB, Wharton, Booth, Sloan, Kellogg, Tuck, Columbia, Yale, Ross, Stern, Darden.

Please don't quote.

Any advice or insight is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Originally posted by paperorplastic123 on 17 May 2017, 07:24.
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New post Updated on: 18 May 2017, 10:37
Moved to a better suited forum.

I think the answer also depends are you Ex already and no longer working? or will you be an Ex when you start your MBA? I would clarify that.

Part of the story also depends on "why mba?" it seems you have had a great career/approach, so why are you making the change? Are you adjusting a course or making a U-turn? Schools will be skeptical about admitting someone who seems to have had a great run in another area/field and now is making a radical shift, so you need a good story/explanation, which should not be hard for an attorney to perfect.
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Originally posted by bb on 18 May 2017, 10:30.
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New post 19 May 2017, 08:30
Thanks for the input bb. I've updated my post
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If you have the right reasons for an MBA (even if you don't, we can help to create them with you), you have a great chance at these schools. Your profile is attractive because business schools tend to have lawyers in each class. That said I am interested in why you want to make a change.

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New post 11 Jun 2017, 12:37
Assuming you really do get the GMAT score mentioned (I am saying this as some people overestimate their scores before they actually take the test and are pretty disappointed when they actually have a score) and you manage to write good essays explaining your post-MBA goal and why you need an MBA, I would say your chances are pretty good. (I am assuming you know what the toughest schools out of these ones are, and I wouldn’t say there are any surprises regarding that due to your profile or anything. However, you should remember that it is also important to demonstrate fit with the schools chosen somehow, so don’t underestimate that when working on the essays)
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New post 12 Jun 2017, 00:24
Hey dude,
Looks good. If you have a good story and a great GMAT, MBA programs love top law school grads. You can do all sorts of compliance/legal stuff that an MBA alone can't do, and it makes for a preeeeetty unique profile.

Get that GMAT, write an awesome application with clear logical goals that make use of your law experience, and you are good for top schools.

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New post 16 Jun 2017, 01:05
Hi,

You ave a great profile - two things that need to happen going forward:

1) You actually get that GMAT score... Let's assume that this will happen.

2) You also need to have your career goals clearly charted out. You've done well so far. Why do you wish to transition to a career on the business aspects? Why did you leave M&A to work for the plaintiff's office? Why are you looking to get back into business? You need to have clear and believable explanations for these unasked questions.

If you can cover these aspects, you should be on your way to the top.

Best wishes, and feel free to reach out.

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Hi, posting here because my profile is similar.

Was wondering if its possible to impress top B-school (H/S/W) admissions as a corporate lawyer (WE at matriculation will be 4 years at a quality M&A/capital markets law firm) from India with a law degree from the best Indian law school? Have clerking experience, law review and leadership roles in law school and also took a certificate course at Wharton during my study-abroad at Penn. I haven't taken the GMAT yet, but assuming I get a 720+ score? I'm happy with the exposure in my current role and though I'm looking to transition to IB/consulting post-MBA, I wouldn't want to attempt that jump pre-MBA. Thanks!
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New post 29 Jun 2017, 23:28
Hi fearless22,

You seem to have a good profile. However, a 720 will not help you at HSW, especially as an Indian candidate (because you would be a part of an over-represented pool of applicants).

About transitioning to IB/Consulting - depends on your pre-MBA experience. Feel free to reach out to us using the "Schedule a Free Consultation" link below, and I would be happy to get on the phone with you to discuss options.

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Hi, posting here because my profile is similar.

Was wondering if its possible to impress top B-school (H/S/W) admissions as a corporate lawyer (WE at matriculation will be 4 years at a quality M&A/capital markets law firm) from India with a law degree from the best Indian law school? Have clerking experience, law review and leadership roles in law school and also took a certificate course at Wharton during my study-abroad at Penn. I haven't taken the GMAT yet, but assuming I get a 720+ score? I'm happy with the exposure in my current role and though I'm looking to transition to IB/consulting post-MBA, I wouldn't want to attempt that jump pre-MBA. Thanks!

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