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I'd appreciate constructive feedback to the prospects for admission to a top 10 or top 25 law school with the following academic credentials and work experience?

UGPA (3.1 from Stanford University/University of Miami: transfered to the University of Miami in middle of sophomore year)
MBA from UCLA in 1990 with a 3.3 GPA
LSAT: 170

Worked as Hedge Fund Analyst and Trader since 1998; with prior positions in venture capital and corporate finance.

Thanks in advance for responses!

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You will get in anywhere you apply, except maybe H/Y/S.

TSWSBTD

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Thanks Xynder.

I am leaning toward NYU and GULC as my top 2.

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Thanks Xynder.

I am leaning toward NYU and GULC as my top 2.

You'll get into both. Black male + 170 LSAT = as long as you don't write your PS in fecal matter and handcarry it to the admissions office wearing nothing but a potato sack, you WILL GET IN to all but HYS.

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I think you'll get into any school you apply to, assuming you write a PS that is sincere.
If looks could kill, you would be an uzi.

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You guys don't think age will have any affect?

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Re: Acceptance prospects for over 40 year old Blk male with 170 LSAT and 3.1 G
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2008, 11:03:57 PM »
You guys don't think age will have any affect?

Negative, you're implying?  Why?
I was referring to your intellectual penis. Which is quite robust.

Jolie is creeping up on me. 

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because he's over 40, i dunno. That just seemed old to start law school is all, but I guess looking at it, it more could harm him with hiring after law school.

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Re: Acceptance prospects for over 40 year old Blk male with 170 LSAT and 3.1 G
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2008, 11:17:24 PM »
Thanks for all the responses. The comments on age have crossed my mind, especially if I were looking for the BIGLAW associate positions; but my preference is an SEC, FTC, FDA, or federal Prosecutor legal track.

Thanks again.

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Re: Acceptance prospects for over 40 year old Blk male with 170 LSAT and 3.1 G
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2008, 11:29:26 PM »
because he's over 40, i dunno. That just seemed old to start law school is all, but I guess looking at it, it more could harm him with hiring after law school.

I think his age would be a positive factor for acceptance into law school. Many top schools pride themselves with diversity.

To the OP, you have a lot going for you. Good luck!