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Law School Admissions / LSAC help!
« on: October 15, 2013, 12:07:32 PM »
I decided to re-apply to law school after leaving from my previous law school after the first semester due to a major loss in my family. I figured since my LSAT score and LSAC account are still active, I would give it a shot. The only school I would be applying to gave me a fee waiver and encouraged me to apply since I am a URM and a Veteran. Anyways, does anyone know how to update my docs on LSAC.ORG. I need to write a new PS and update my resume. I have very strong LOR's that i would like to still use. I know that they are a little outdated, but they are good. Forgive me for not knowing, it has been more than a few years since I have navigated this process. Do I submit a PS and Resume on LSAC or do I directly send those in to the admissions office? I fell like I should know, but I don't. Thanks in advance!

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / What should I do?
« on: October 09, 2013, 11:34:17 AM »
I am 33 and I actually matriculated into a Law School in Calfornia in 2009. I left after the first semester due a major loss in the family. I am currently a Registered Investment Advisor with a Series 7,63 and 65 licenses. I have read the writing on the wall and my career in this industry will come to an end. I have been thinking about going back to law School. I have an LSAT and GPA to probably get accepted into the school I would want to attend. Its either Law School or get into the family business which is Real Estate. I haven't really researched much lately about employment statistics regarding to being an Attorney. Should I even consider going back to law school? Its either going to school for the next 3 years with more education debt and just starting as a newly minted Attorney at 37 or have 3 years under my belt as a Realtor. I am interested in hearing both sides. I am looking for longevity and obviously the opportunity to actually get ahead.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

After spending the summer with my family, I quickly realized that I do not want to practice law in So Cal. Does anybody ever transfer because they realize they don't want to live in a particulkar location? FYI, both schools are similarly ranked.

Are you supposed to title your essays? P.S., Why X, Addendums?


Law School Admissions / Re: Hard copies?
« on: November 16, 2008, 02:22:03 PM »
Thanks, wasn't sure.

Law School Admissions / Hard copies?
« on: November 16, 2008, 11:15:04 AM »
Do you send in hard copies of your P.S., D.S., ect., with your applications or do you just use LSDAS?

I have a first draft of my PS. I don't even know if this the direction I want to take it and want to get some feedback.

Law School Admissions / When is too much, too much?
« on: October 25, 2008, 06:48:33 PM »
I am in the process of writng my P.S., "Why X", an addendum and a diversity statement.  LSAC says that my target schoo requires 3 LOR's, but my target school's website say's only 2. Also, my target school only asks for one P.S. With all of my other essays, when does eagerness fall into overkill?

Law School Admissions / Need to get this right!
« on: October 13, 2008, 03:47:56 PM »
I received an email from the Assistant Dean of Admissions and she said that I could write an addendum regarding my GPA and LSAT. My GPA will go back up after this semester and next because I get to replace an "F" and a "D" on my transcript. I am going to re-take the LSAT in February. I would take it in December, but it will be physically impossible. My only grandparent became ill for no reason about a week before the LSAT. I took testmasters and thought that it would not affect me. She passed away a week after the test ans cancelling was the last thing on my mind.  I need a little advice in how to structure my addendum and personal statement to not sound like I am a victim or have a "poor me" attitude. I want to make both of them kick ass. I am not looking to go to a T14 or anything. The school I want to go to is local and has an LSAT average of 154 (mine was a stinking 147!) and the average GPA is an average 3.4 (mine is a 3.14 with both an F and a D, which will be replaced with at least C's, but I am betting on an A and a B) I think that my soft factors are pretty good.

7 years of military experience
Iraqi war vet
Intern for Congresswoman Bono
Briefed President of South Korea as well as the Secretary of the Air Force
Independent student
Worked either 1 or 2 full time jobs during my undergrad
Mexican American
First to graduate college in my family

Anyways, I am lost as far as my personal statement and my addendum.

Any suggestions will be gladly appreciated. I want to get this right because at this point in my life, it is Fall 2009 or bust!
Also, I want to figure out how to get the point across that this school is my only choice.

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