I was planning to devote the next couple months to LSAT prep so that I can apply for JD/MBA joint degrees at Top-Schools this September. The schools I will apply for are the following:
Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, University of Chicago, NYU, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, Cornell.
As by the time I apply I will only have 12 months of work experience (Tier2 Consulting), and by the time I would start the JD/MBA it would be 22 months of work experience, I know that chances are by far not high that I get accepted. I would like to give it a shot nevertheless, and actually would also be fine with a JD admission only.
My profile is as follows:
- GMAT 740 (I do have time to re-take and aim for 760+)
- 1 year Tier2 consulting, though quitted so that I can a) get the chance to see another industry as well (also my previous firm had a toxic culture) and b) prepare for LSAT
- Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering at German university, top 3% of my class
- Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering at Top-US-University (think of Stanford, MIT etc.), GPA 3.68
- Undergrad full-time internship at well-known OEM
- Recently co-founded a local organization in my home town, currently president
- Other extracurriculars during undergrad were TA and RA positions & participation in an initiative, but no leadership positions
- White male
I know many will say that most competitive applicants have 5 years of experience. But I already have a Masters degree and, if I decide to start a JD/MBA in 2022, I will already be 31 by the time I graduate. Therefore, I think it is at least worth giving it a shot, even if having a minimal chance, to start early (and, as I said, I would be also fine if I just get admitted for a top JD program).
Would I have any chance of being admitted in one of the programs above?