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Candidate:

Mr. Lawyer Turned Consultant

About Me:

Post a 1.5-year stint with a leading law firm, I have moved to a strategy consulting role with a leading boutique firm where I regularly advise law firms and corporations on management and legal-tech and strategy related to the business of law.

Details:

Undergrad School: Top 10 Private Law School

Undergrad Major: Law

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 730

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Set up and led a regional team for a non-profit that sponsors underprivileged students through law school, Leading an initiative to engage with members of under-represented tribal communities in India to ensure they get access to legal aid, Core member of an initiative that aims to ensure that work created by folk artists in India are adequately protected under law and that such artists are represented fairly and equitably in their commercial dealings with large record labels.

Work History:

Title: Management Consultant

Industry: Law

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Corporate Attorney

Industry: Media

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 5 mos

Big Life Wins:

– While working as a lawyer, within 7 months of joining, I was fast-tracked to a role where I was trusted to independently lead transactions and become an integral member on several client accounts that were important to the firm.
– I set up and led a regional team for 2.5 years for a leading non-profit in the diversity and inclusion space that aims to uplift students from underprivileged communities by sponsoring their journey through law school.

Post MBA Goal:

I would ideally like to work in a consulting or product management role in sectors that are right on the cusp of disruption – legal tech and education are my primary preferences.

Schools:

Target School: Yale

Status: Open

Considering: Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard, Columbia, Darden

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Mr. Lawyer turned Consultant – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan here from Stratus.

    Yours is not a traditional trajectory to business school. One key to your success will be to present very clear goals. Adcom doesn’t always look kindly on candidates who got an advanced degree only to leave that field after <2 years. (Though in your case it appears that you went to undergrad law school in India.) It makes them wonder (and they can have active imaginations) if you might come to business school then still not know what you want to do. Think about what you love to do and why. How is an MBA going to set you up to achieve your goals? What areas do you need to develop to …

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