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Skip artificial endings.  If your essay is truly personal, it sounds awfully strained when you slap on a concluding paragraph talking about why you want to go to that school.  If law schools ask you for a personal statement, they don't expect you to make token reference to their programs.  If you really want to talk about why that law school appeals to you, do so in a full length statement of purpose, not in a personal statement.

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And 1 more thing: Ski[ artificial endings.  If your essay is truly personal, it sounds awfully strained when you slap on a concluding paragraph talking about why you want to go to that school.  If law schools ask you for a personal statement, they don't expect you to make token reference to their programs.  If you really want to talk about why that law school appeals to you, do so in a full length statement of purpose, not in a personal statement.

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I am sorry to say that you are making couple big mistakes in your PS statement.

I have read "The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions."  Anna Ivey is a bxxch, but she does give very good advices on applying for law schools.

Personal statement should be something that can make the admission officers think, "I really like this person---I would love to run into her in the halls every day for the next three years."   That is how a good personal statement works. It shows your own experience that can tell the admission officers that how will you can do in law school, and what you will become after law school. 

I remember that Ivey mentions it's not a good idea to talk about religions, philosophy, and anything that are hard for the admission officers to understand are not good PS since an admission officer will only have 5 mins or less to assess if you are a qualified candidate.

Here is something straight from the book:

Bad topic #1: why you want to a law degree: If admission officers wanted to know why you're pursuing a law degree, they'd ask you expressly and you'd writing what I call a statement of purpose, not a personal statement.  Most people have lousy reason for going to law school, so many school don't even bother asking.  The only people who should be discussing their career goals in a personal statement are older applicants pursuing a career change (admission officers will want to know).  This is an especially important tip for current college students who have become disillusioned with their majors and often use their personal statements to explain why their grades were so poor until they decided to become lawyers instead of switch their majors.  that's almost never a good idea for an essay. or even an addendum.

I strongly recommend you read those books about law school application, especially you are applying for a top school. Those books will give you a very know feel of how it feels like as an applicant and what admission officers look for.

I hope that my advise help.

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Yes.  I was thinking that I won't be able to raise that much.  The thing was that the  Oct LSAT didn't really reflect my real score, because I was so exhausted due to lack of sleep for the whole night before the test.   I think it's safe to just spend another half year on it while I can get a job, so I can make sure that I can get above the target score.  Thx

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After I have read The IVEY GUIDE TO LAW SCHOOL ADMISSIONS,  and I feel like I shouldn't go to law school after this 145 LSAT score with 3.0 business major GPA.  Anna Ivey says that it's really bad if you take LSAT for more than 2 times,  and my problem is that I feel like I am not ready to bang out a 155+ (I am going for CUNY Law school) on LSAT, and I have registered for Dec's LSAT.  Should I postpone the test? or take it? 

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Do u guys think 150 is enough for CUNY Law School?

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Yes. CUNY is great in terms of tuition and location.  If I can't go there, I am not gonna go anywhere else. 
I have couple questions now. I can submit my application for that school now and tell them that I am taking the LSAT again?  If so when are they going to process my application? after the December score (doing Dec.'s test again)  comes out?

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Yes, I admit that I messed up on the LSAT, and I hate it very much.  So, Should I just apply CUNY Law School with 145 or study hard to retake the LSAT again? I would appreciate your constructive recommendations.  Thank you.

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