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Personal Statement / PS first draft!
« on: September 15, 2005, 09:31:15 PM »
Hey!
If anyone is willing to take a look at my PS let me know. I would appreciate it!

Tiff

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Is LR Bible helpful?
« on: August 23, 2005, 03:39:40 PM »
I completely agree. I am only on page 50 and I can already see a difference. That is great considering LG is my weakest section. Totally worth every penny. They go into deep detail. Very good book.

Tiffany

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Personal Statement / Cookie Cutter PS?
« on: August 22, 2005, 03:51:58 PM »
I plan on applying to 10 different law schools. Some of the schools website's say that my PS should include why I am applying to their school, but some dont. Should I just write one PS for all 10 or do each one individually?

Thanks!

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Personal Statement / PS Format
« on: August 21, 2005, 03:18:08 PM »
Essays I have written in college always have my name, date, class, professor's name, page numbers, and a title. What is the format for a PS? Do I just put a title and that's it, or what? Thanks!

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Who's to say that the 45 year old lawyer was worth a hoot? It depends on the person. If you are a better lawyer than someone 9 years younger than you, then you have an edge. Dont let that discourage you. If law is what you really want to do, nothing should stop you. It is based on how good you are at your job. Study hard, work with passion and you will be fine. Dont base your life on just the story of one person. She may have a hard time finding a job b/c of many things. Do what makes you happy. Remember, you only live once. Dont waste it. Good luck!

Tiffany ;D

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Test Prep Course
« on: July 26, 2005, 01:57:45 PM »
I would take Powerscore before the others;however, if I were you I would try to find a smaller prep company for less money. I took Kaplan and was not happy. I looked around and found a company in my area. They offered the same amount of hours as Kaplan and for half the price. I have gotten better results from them than Kaplan. Dont spend your money if you dont have to. I would also make sure to do a lot of self studying. That will be what helps you the most. Good luck!

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Law School Applications / Re: JD/MBA Programs
« on: July 25, 2005, 11:20:47 AM »
If you get an MBA and a JD, you can still practice law. You dont have to be just a business person. I know many lawyers who got both an MBA and JD. They practice business law. They are full attorneys with their own practice. They said that getting both degrees was a great opportunity b/c they use skills from both degrees on a daily basis. Obviously, students are not required to do both, but I think if you want to practice business law, then you relly should think twice about getting both. The MBA courses teach you stuff that the JD courses dont. It is very important. I have learned that from both current lawyers and law schools. All the law schools I have contacted said that you do not have to be accepted into both before you start JD courses. You just have to be accepted to the MBA before you start the MBA courses. Of course that wont hold true for all LS's, I am just speaking from personal experience. The original poster should definetly contact the schools he would like to attend for specifics, however, I was attempting to give him some general information. As far as business experience being a prerequsite, none of the schools I contacted requires that at all. You have about 10 foundation courses that you must take in order to be accepted to the MBA program (accounting, finance, etc.), but other than that I do not see how they can expect someone just out of undergrad to have much business experience. In my opinion, it is a perfect opportunity. Dont pass it up.

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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Addendum or not?
« on: July 23, 2005, 09:20:14 PM »
No, its not from the scale, but in my freshman year I repeated two courses. I didnt plan on blaming LSAC, but I think I might should explain the repeats, or do you think law schools wont pay any attention to that?

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LSAC and LSDAS / Addendum or not?
« on: July 23, 2005, 10:48:52 AM »
Ok. My GPA is heading south b/c of the LSAC conversion (by .25 to be exact). Should I include an explanation of why it went down in an addendum w/ my app or PS? This has really upset me and I feel like I need to explain.

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Law School Applications / Re: JD/MBA Programs
« on: July 23, 2005, 09:56:02 AM »
I plan on doing the MBA/JD program. I think it is great. It only cost about 10K more (depending on which school you go to) and you do your MBA in about 1-2 extra semesters. What you do is you first apply to law school. Then once you get into law school, then you apply to their MBA program. The classes for your MBA do not start until your second year of law school. Your first year is all law classes. Everyone I have talked to said that if you can get accepted into their law school, then you will have no problem getting into their business school. It is definetly worth it. You get an extra degree in less time (way less!) then if you were to do them seperately. Who wouldnt love to get an MBA in a couple semesters? I am not sure what type of law you want to do, but if you are planning on going into business or corporate law, this is a must. It looks great to have both a JD and an MBA. As far as other law, I think that it is still a great opportunity. I think that anyone who doesnt take advantage of it is stupid. If you want to know anything else, let me know. Ciao ;D

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