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Applying to Law School => Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation => Topic started by: violinguy27 on October 10, 2015, 12:05:14 AM

Title: Anyone want to swap personal statements?
Post by: violinguy27 on October 10, 2015, 12:05:14 AM
I'd love to swap personal statements and give each other some feedback. Let me know if your'e interested! I'm applying to top 20 schools if that matters to anyone.
Title: Re: Anyone want to swap personal statements?
Post by: 🍟💵🌲🍥 on October 10, 2015, 03:29:59 PM
I'd recommend doing it by PM with people only, I'm already done with mine, but you can PM yours if you want.
Title: Re: Anyone want to swap personal statements?
Post by: violinguy27 on October 10, 2015, 11:38:48 PM
Great! I sent mine over. Anyone else who wants to swap, we can PM each other or whatever.
Title: Re: Anyone want to swap personal statements?
Post by: Citylaw on October 11, 2015, 11:08:22 AM
I finished my PS years ago, but can take a quick look if you want.

Also, just so you are aware the PS doesn't mean that much your GPA/LSAT make up about 90-95% of application decisions. I remember spending probably 50-100 hours on my personal statement and frankly it was pretty good, but at the end of the day I got into the schools my numbers were in range for and rejected by the ones that weren't.

If you have a 3.4 159 LSAT you can get into a number of ABA schools, but not the top 20. With that said I am happy to take a look if you PM me, but as with most things involving law school don't overthink it.
Title: Re: Anyone want to swap personal statements?
Post by: Maintain FL 350 on October 11, 2015, 03:23:09 PM
Just to echo Citylaw's comments a little bit:

Do a good job on the PS. Make it a tight, concise document that tells the committee something about you that they won't get from your numeric qualifications.

But at the end of the day, the admissions process is dominated by numbers. Your LSAT/GPA will pretty much determine where you get in. Your PS is of significantly lower value. So, do a good job, but don't stress over it.
Title: Re: Anyone want to swap personal statements?
Post by: violinguy27 on October 11, 2015, 10:22:58 PM
Totally hear you both on the numbers info. I'm not stressing too much over the PS, just want to make sure that I'm at least on the right track with it.
Title: Re: Anyone want to swap personal statements?
Post by: FleurDL on October 22, 2015, 09:00:53 AM
I would love to have someone look over mine.  I feel like it could use some tweeks and I would appreciate the constructive criticism.
Title: Re: Anyone want to swap personal statements?
Post by: Citylaw on October 22, 2015, 10:46:23 AM
You can pm it to me and I will take a look. However, as this post indicates don't stress to much about your personal statement.

Title: Re: Anyone want to swap personal statements?
Post by: 🍟💵🌲🍥 on October 22, 2015, 05:32:07 PM
Its good that you want to do as good of a job at it as possible, but honestly its like 1% of the admission odds.
Title: Re: Anyone want to swap personal statements?
Post by: JohnRobins on February 14, 2016, 11:18:00 PM
Will you please elaborate what you want to say?
I can't get you.