I went to Harvard Law School, and worked at an ultra-elite NY Law Firm (think Non-Wachtell/Cravath, but top-5), will it help?
Hi Everyone - thinking about applying to B-School in a couple of years in order to transition into finance. As the title suggests, I went to Harvard Law c/o 2020 (had multiple leadership roles on campus, but did not graduate with honors/harvard does not disclose class rank outside of that), and have worked in biglaw for the past 2 years. I'll be 29 in about a year, which is when I ultimately want to apply.
I dont like biglaw, but wasn't successful at getting any offers from top ibanks, so considering b-school now. Please don't tell me to just lateral directly into banking because "I went to Harvard Law." I have tried (multiple times) and failed due to my "lack of a technical background" (or so they assumed). Besides, I would like advice on M7 Admissions at the moment, and not the advisability of lateraling directly into ibanking. So please keep this in mind and remain on topic.
Would my background help here? Do i need an insanely high GMAT? Working in Biglaw has not provided me with a whole lot of time to study, and I am definitely the type that does well on standardized tests only if i put in the time + effort. My job is just kind of getting in the way of that.
So lets assume my GMAT when applying is relatively low, as I know my chances of being admitted into an M7 would be very great if I had a high gmat.
My UG GPA was a 3.75 +, from a non-ivy, middle ranked university. Chance me? I want to go to Wharton.
Thanks so much guys!