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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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lawyermba1 wrote:
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). You might consider the MsX program at Stanford for mature professionals, I see that 660 GMAT as making it tough for HBS, MIT, Haas and CBS. With all the startup activity in LA also- you might consider UCLA or USC or even Pepperdine which has a waiver for GMAT with 3 yrs of work- you already have the Stanford alum connections so I think you can look at other options for MBA to build skills. Pepperdine details here: https://bschool.pepperdine.edu/mba-prog ... waiver.htm

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