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Law School Applications / LSAC help!
« on: October 15, 2013, 03:07:32 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 I know that they are a little outdated, but they are good.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!

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Non-Traditional Students / What should I do?
« on: October 09, 2013, 02:34:17 PM »
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.

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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.

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Personal Statement / Title your PS?
« on: November 19, 2008, 10:30:57 PM »
Are you supposed to title your essays? P.S., Why X, Addendums?

Thanks

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Law School Applications / Hard copies?
« on: November 16, 2008, 02:15:04 PM »
Do you send in hard copies of your P.S., D.S., ect., with your applications or do you just use LSDAS?

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Personal Statement / Blending a P.S. and a Diversity Statement together?
« on: October 27, 2008, 10:51:07 PM »
Is this advisable?

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Personal Statement / Another PS swap
« on: October 26, 2008, 01:04:13 PM »
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.

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Law School Applications / When is too much, too much?
« on: October 25, 2008, 09:48:33 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?

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Law School Applications / Need to get this right!
« on: October 13, 2008, 06:47:56 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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I accidentally posted this in the wrong section...

After a lot of my own research, I figure I would ask some others what schools would work for me and if I should retake the LSAT.  I am a Mexican American male and the first to graduate from college in my family. I served in the Air Force for 7 years and also served in the Middle East post 9/11. I have also interned for Congresswoman Bono in California for over a year and will be able to get a great rec. from her. I have a 3.6-ish GPA and currently attend Oklahoma University. The kicker is that I got a 147 on my LSAT! I took a prep course and was ready to rock. About 4 days before the test, my Grandmother became ill and was in the hospital. It did have an affect on my performance, but I don't want to make excuses even though she did pass away a month after the test. So... what schools should I be looking at and should I consider retaking? I am a URM, but i am not sure what advantages (if all) that is. I still have my Testmasters books and practice tests. Any input would be appreciated.

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