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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?

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.

Where should I go next fall? / Borderline GULC admit?
« on: July 21, 2005, 11:06:17 AM »
I'm interested in hearing from people who were admitted to GULC this past cycle even though they didn't have a 3.87 UGPA and 171+ LSAT.  My UGPA is gonna be 3.47 from LSAC and I'm wondering if I even have a shot.  I'm a 26 yr old white female with some average WE.  I'm taking the LSAT Oct 1.  Any thoughts?

LSAC and LSDAS / Classes taken after college
« on: July 12, 2005, 10:28:17 AM »
I took 2 classes a couple years after I graduated from college at a CC.  I got a B and a C.  I listed the college since LSAC asks for all colleges attended.  Should I have left this college off?  My UGPA is 3.6 and I'm worried that this recent coursework is going to reflect negatively even though it won't be calculated into the LSAC GPA.  I'm aiming for Georgetown so I can't have too many blemishes on my app.  Any thoughts?

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