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What chances do I stand? Lawyer (double degree) from top 5 law school

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Hi All,

I am a lawyer from a top 5 law school in India. I hold a dual degree (Bachelor of Socio-Legal Sciences + Bachelor of Law).

Work experience: 3 years.

1. Consultant - EY, Bangalore for 1 year. Work profile- corporate advisory, private equity/funds advisory, tax advisory.

2. Associate Legal Counsel- role of an in-house corporate lawyer with Infosys Limited. Work profile: Negotiations, Deals, Risk strategies and liabilities.

GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.6 plus

Extra curricular: Professional Classical vocalist with 15+ awards from various institutions.

Blogger+ Run an online fashion initiative promoting Indian fashion and brands. Run the team newsletter at work.

Volunteering work: good amount of volunteering and community service including Bharat scouts and guides, Make a difference etc.

Preferential schools: Yale, Stanford, Booth, CMU Tepper, Kelley’s

Significant achievements: 0.1% merit certificate from CBSE; Part of British Council’s “Dreams and Teams” leadership initiative.

Other courses: Hold diplomas from Asian school of cyber laws, World intellectual property organisation.
Completed “Harvard Manage Mentor” modules.

Languages: English, hindi, tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Marathi (7 languages)

Wanted to understand what are my chances to any of my dream schools?




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Hi there,

Thanks for sharing your background - in my view, you have a good shot at your preferential schools (the top 5-6 schools will be stretch since you come from a tough demographic, but beyond that, you should be quite competitive). The key thing for you will be your story - in other words, why are you seeking an MBA given your legal background? Note that lawyers have a lot to offer business schools (and they definitely have a unique perspective) - I've worked successfully with lawyers and the most important thing (as always) has been conveying the story.

I hope this helps!

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Sandhyabiswas93 wrote:
Hi All,

I am a lawyer from a top 5 law school in India. I hold a dual degree (Bachelor of Socio-Legal Sciences + Bachelor of Law).

Work experience: 3 years.

1. Consultant - EY, Bangalore for 1 year. Work profile- corporate advisory, private equity/funds advisory, tax advisory.

2. Associate Legal Counsel- role of an in-house corporate lawyer with Infosys Limited. Work profile: Negotiations, Deals, Risk strategies and liabilities.

GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.6 plus

Extra curricular: Professional Classical vocalist with 15+ awards from various institutions.

Blogger+ Run an online fashion initiative promoting Indian fashion and brands. Run the team newsletter at work.

Volunteering work: good amount of volunteering and community service including Bharat scouts and guides, Make a difference etc.

Preferential schools: Yale, Stanford, Booth, CMU Tepper, Kelley’s

Significant achievements: 0.1% merit certificate from CBSE; Part of British Council’s “Dreams and Teams” leadership initiative.

Other courses: Hold diplomas from Asian school of cyber laws, World intellectual property organisation.
Completed “Harvard Manage Mentor” modules.

Languages: English, hindi, tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Marathi (7 languages)

Wanted to understand what are my chances to any of my dream schools?




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Sandhyabiswas93,

1. Your overall profile (and GMAT Score) is powerful, even for your demographic.
2. Have not seen your bachelor's in the top 5; Yet, the profile itself, including study of Law is great. That said, your goals would matter an immense lot, since the connections you seek to establish with your targeted future roles will be instrumental in convincing the AdCom (or not). Pretty good shots at CMU & Kelley. Yale is a bit of a reach, while Stanford and Booth are good dream targets. All this provided your story, LORs etc are strong, and are able to set a strong link
3. From your details, it is not clear whether you are continuing with Infosys (or any corporate body).

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Sandhyabiswas93 wrote:
Hi All,

I am a lawyer from a top 5 law school in India. I hold a dual degree (Bachelor of Socio-Legal Sciences + Bachelor of Law).

Work experience: 3 years.

1. Consultant - EY, Bangalore for 1 year. Work profile- corporate advisory, private equity/funds advisory, tax advisory.

2. Associate Legal Counsel- role of an in-house corporate lawyer with Infosys Limited. Work profile: Negotiations, Deals, Risk strategies and liabilities.

GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.6 plus

Extra curricular: Professional Classical vocalist with 15+ awards from various institutions.

Blogger+ Run an online fashion initiative promoting Indian fashion and brands. Run the team newsletter at work.

Volunteering work: good amount of volunteering and community service including Bharat scouts and guides, Make a difference etc.

Preferential schools: Yale, Stanford, Booth, CMU Tepper, Kelley’s

Significant achievements: 0.1% merit certificate from CBSE; Part of British Council’s “Dreams and Teams” leadership initiative.

Other courses: Hold diplomas from Asian school of cyber laws, World intellectual property organisation.
Completed “Harvard Manage Mentor” modules.

Languages: English, hindi, tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Marathi (7 languages)

Wanted to understand what are my chances to any of my dream schools?




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Your profile has a lot of positive aspects but in order to really “seal the deal” with a top school like Yale or Booth, you need some “secret sauce” as well, for them to really get who you are as a person, besides all the statistics. Do you have anything to add with regards to your background, your post-MBA goal, measurable and impressive achievements from your extracurriculars etc? If so, that can make a huge difference in your case, where the basics are definitely covered but you need something special to make you stand out and be more memorable.

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Thanks for sharing your profile. Looks good across the board with competitive GMAT, GPA, and work experience. Not sure if I missed your career goals. On paper you are in play but to breakthrough you will need to stand out...often aligning your career goals around some underlying passion is a nice way to do this
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Sandhyabiswas93 wrote:
Hi All,

I am a lawyer from a top 5 law school in India. I hold a dual degree (Bachelor of Socio-Legal Sciences + Bachelor of Law).

Work experience: 3 years.

1. Consultant - EY, Bangalore for 1 year. Work profile- corporate advisory, private equity/funds advisory, tax advisory.

2. Associate Legal Counsel- role of an in-house corporate lawyer with Infosys Limited. Work profile: Negotiations, Deals, Risk strategies and liabilities.

GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.6 plus

Extra curricular: Professional Classical vocalist with 15+ awards from various institutions.

Blogger+ Run an online fashion initiative promoting Indian fashion and brands. Run the team newsletter at work.

Volunteering work: good amount of volunteering and community service including Bharat scouts and guides, Make a difference etc.

Preferential schools: Yale, Stanford, Booth, CMU Tepper, Kelley’s

Significant achievements: 0.1% merit certificate from CBSE; Part of British Council’s “Dreams and Teams” leadership initiative.

Other courses: Hold diplomas from Asian school of cyber laws, World intellectual property organisation.
Completed “Harvard Manage Mentor” modules.

Languages: English, hindi, tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Marathi (7 languages)

Wanted to understand what are my chances to any of my dream schools?




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Thank you for the detailed profile post. Whenever we work with lawyers they tend to do really well. I was just talking with an attorney client yesterday and we went over how he needed to connect his litigation work with his post-MBA goals. As long as you do that you should have a very good chance at these schools. Stanford would be the stretch school, with the others all realistic options. I even see some scholarship money for you.

Reach out with any other questions or if you want to explore further together.

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