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Personal Statement / Re: Need final PS and Addendum read...any takers?!?!?!
« on: September 11, 2005, 08:32:18 PM »
I'll check it out--PM me.

Personal Statement / Re: another plea to read a PS draft
« on: September 11, 2005, 04:36:04 PM »
Pretty please somebody?  I'm more than willing to trade. I'm a great editor--just not with my own work!

Personal Statement / another plea to read a PS draft
« on: September 11, 2005, 03:50:13 PM »
It's just a first rough draft but I'm having trouble working in the "this is why I'd be a great lawyer/law student" into it.  I'm having a hard time with the 2 page limit.  Anyone want to rip it to shreds?

I'm wondering what everyone thinks about the "school visit."  I'm really poor and I can't really afford even a short trip from the midwest to DC to visit GULC, but I'm probably going to be borderline with my numbers and I'll do anything to improve my chances.  Do you guys think it's worth it to eat Ramen noodles for the next 2 months so I can afford to make an appearance at GULC? Is the visit absolutely necessary for us borderline applicants or a waste of $$$$ ?

Studying for the LSAT / Powerscore weekend course
« on: August 11, 2005, 11:54:01 AM »
I know this topic has probably been addressed millions of times here, but humor me-- I'm an LSAT virgin.  I can't afford the full Powerscore course but the weekend couse 1 week before the Oct 1 LSAT is fairly resonable.  Has anybody taken it?  Was it worth it or not?  Do you feel that it likely improved your score?  I'm doing self study from Kaplan, Princeton, etc books.  It seems like taking the class with only 1 week left to study using the Powerscore material might be cramming too much.  I'm curious to hear what people think.

Personal Statement / Talking about law school/being a lawyer in PS
« on: August 10, 2005, 10:10:47 AM »
I've read several of those "How To Get Into Law School" books and some of them say never, ever talk about why you'd be a great lawyer or how you'd be a great law student in your personal statement because the adcomms have seen it a million times.  But I've read others that say to somehow magically weave it into your PS as in "I worked for Enron and now I'm interested in being a corporate lawyer....blah blah blah."  I'm wondering what everyone thinks about this.  Are you avoiding talking about being an attorney in your PS or is it a major theme?  To include or not to include?

Personal Statement / Re: an unusual extracurricular
« on: August 09, 2005, 03:17:04 PM »
Sounds interesting-- I'll look it over.  PM me.

Thanks dbgirl.  It's nice to know I'm not doomed just because I made the bad decision to go with a debt management agency.  They've ruined my credit and now I'm terrified I'll get into my dream school and then have no way to pay for it.  Thanks for the advice!

My credit is totally f--ed.  I won't get into the sob story, but my credit cards got out of control so I enrolled in a debt management service last year.  I thought this would help my credit but so far it hasn't.  I already work 2 jobs and pay as much to my credit cards as I can, but I make less than 30K and I have student loans on top of this, so it's barely make a dent in my CC debt.  Does anybody out there have any advice on how to clean up my credit before I have to apply for a private loan?  I am hoping to attend a T14 in the fall of '06 and assuming I don't win the lottery between now and then, I'm going to need to borrow quite a large sum.  Any ideas or advice would be appreciated.

I too think there's way too much negativity on this board as well.  The minute someone says something positive there is always someone waiting to deliver the beat down.  It's too bad, but  the important thing to remember is why you're going to law school and what you're going to do when you're done.  I have a friend who attended Harvard, but I also have a friend who went to Golden Gate.  They're both happy because they love their work.  I don't think a 125K job at a big firm is the only indication of intelligence and success.  There are tons of people on this board who got accepted to T14 schools that clearly have the comprehension level of a stapler.  Personally, I can't wait to whip those people in court.  Try not to let a few tools take away your optimism.

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