I've received fee waivers from some schools I didn't expect. How good are your chances if a school is waiving the application fee? Does it mean anything at all in terms of admission or are the schools just trying to up their own number of applicants?
Their both ranked equally, which one is tougher to get into? I have a 3.85 and I'm taking the Oct LSATs. I have been performing around 160 lately, and I'm trying to get it higher but if I don't, what are my odds at both schools?
I've already taken the Kaplan course and I haven't raised my score substantially. In prepping for the Oct LSAT, do you recommend the Powerscore LG and LR Bibles? I've heard good things but Im afraid of confusing myself with different techniques! I'm crunched for time now so I want to make the most out of what I have left. What are some good books out there? Has anyone done private tutoring with Kaplan? Did that help at all?
I have a few options that I am considering for the personal statement. I would really appreciate any input anyone can give me on the following topics:
1) I have considerable work experience in areas unrelated to law, in addition to a summer at an attorney's office. I want to highlight my diverse background, which is primarily in journalism. I've learned tons from each of them, all of which will make me a more informed, and better prepared law student/lawyer. I don't know how to do this, however, without making it sound like a laundry list of my past jobs. Any suggestions?
2) I coordinated and directed my school's largest student-run event; it was a year-long, $200,000, 150+ person project that I oversaw and is one of my proudest achievements. The only problem with this is that if adcoms were to look into it, there was an (unrelated) incident that same night that could potentially put a negative spin on the event itself. Should I just stray away from this topic?
3) I am currently a closing agent/bank attorney for JPMorgan Chase. This is something that can directly show how I'm successful at my law office job and on the path to becoming an attorney but has probably been done 89797 times.
I'd appreciate anyone's comments/suggestions! Good luck to you all that are applying and experiencing similar conundrums.