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Just wondering since I haven't seen anyone posting that was ED.

The Web Site recommends applicants submit one of two optional essays. Does that mean if you wanted to submit both, you shouldn't and just stick to one? What did some Duke applicants do?

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?

Anyone willing to read a completed personal statement draft or diversity statement? I'm willing to swap and promise quick turnaround time! Its much appreciated, thanks in advance.


Choosing the Right Law School / PLEASE help in assessing my chances!!!
« on: October 23, 2005, 01:46:53 AM »

I have a 3.84/166, major in Political Science/International Affairs, Asian, lots of ECs and some good WE, including a legal assitant position.

Please help me assess my chances at the following schools:

Far Reaches : Northwestern, Cornell, NYU, UMich
Reaches : Duke, UVA, GULC, UCLA,
Targets : Fordham, GWU, BC, USC
Safties : BU, George Mason, Brooklyn, UConn


Thank you!

Please? :) It's a very rough draft but I'm stuck and looking for input on what I have and where I can go with it.

Law School Admissions / GW/BU - which is tougher
« on: August 07, 2005, 05:38:49 PM »
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?

Studying for the LSAT / Powerscore Bibles/Private Tutoring ?
« on: August 07, 2005, 08:32:21 AM »
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 already have two professors lined up for my LORs but I'd like to get an employer too as a third. I don't know which one is more advisable:

1) current employer, a partner of a mid-sized law firm, that I've been with for only this summer and can attest to my legal abilities


2) former employer, the president of an insurance agency, for whom I worked for nearly 3 years and knows me VERY well.



I'd appreciate any suggestions!
Thank you!

Hi there:

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.

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