Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - gameswizard

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 16
1
Where should I go next fall? / Re: I'm white and thinking about Howard!
« on: February 28, 2006, 09:07:34 PM »
you may qualify as a URM

2
Personal Statement / Re: Diversity Statement ISSUES!!
« on: February 28, 2006, 08:47:36 PM »
Discuss how utterly pathetic your competition is.  Point to your 4.3 GPA and 180 LSAT, your congressional internships and AIDS clinic, your famous family connections and tell them to beg. 

What's that?  You don't have those qualifications?  Well, guess you're not me.  Worthless trash.
Anybody else having second thoughts on law school?

3
Where should I go next fall? / Re: Should I wait a year?
« on: February 28, 2006, 08:45:20 PM »
if you do not want to do biglaw or corporate law than I say take the money and tech.  It will mean less debt, and a year sooner that you can begin "helping the poor".  I mean I am an aggie and I am suggesting Tech, it is not often that that will happen.  Good luck!

4
Affirmative Action / Re: Construct your own Admissions system
« on: February 27, 2006, 08:32:53 PM »
I think Northwestern and Minnesota have it close to perfect.  They care about diversity (and diversity of interests, geography, and opinions).  They care about grades, and take the higher LSAT allowing for people who screwed up.  Most importantly they are one of the only schools that emphasis's interviews.  I think the committee should make every effort to get to know the people they let in.  People are just that people, which is obviously more than numbers.  Oh and I think Emory does a good job of focusing on Essays.  Writting is important in this profession.  Along those lines...
 
Also I think if one can get a paper published in a prestigous law review or business journal then that should be given some serious weight.  However I am biased becuase I am trying to do this. 

5
Personal Statement / Re: Should I write about this topic? Please Help!
« on: February 23, 2006, 11:52:14 PM »
I wrote a portion of one of my diversity essays about this, and i think it turned out well.  Let me know if I can be of help as you write. 

6
Personal Statement / Re: Diversity Statement ISSUES!!
« on: February 23, 2006, 11:48:47 PM »
Diversity essays can only come from within.  Lay all your cards on the table.  honestly I spent like 4 months on my PS and Redemption and others thought it was just OK.  I spent like 1 week on my diversity essay (with help from red. mag. ect.) and they liked it alot.  Just remeber that diversity transcends race, religion, ect.  What makes you stand out? 

7
I cant believe magnumalv drinks.  What is the world coming to.

8
General Off-Topic Board / Parental Control
« on: February 23, 2006, 01:37:14 AM »
this show with the boy or girlfriend of several months years vs. the 4 hour date is starting to remind me of the several year GPA vs LSAT importance in getting in.  Just how the LSAT has a higher winning percentage (i.e. importance) so too do the datesrs.

That is all.

9
Find a creative way to mention it in your apps.  perhaps the personal statement.

After scoring a 34 on the MCAT I felt medical school was definetly the right path for me.  However after further reflection and for these resons I realize that law school is better for me.

This kills two birds with one stone.  You explain that you are intellegent and why law.
I mean I for one am interested in why law for you, I'm sure the adcoms would be. 

10
Meta Discussion / Re: Not looking to start an online fight but
« on: February 18, 2006, 10:51:48 PM »
to me skin color should not matter we all want to be lawyers and all have an equal chance of becoming great ones

It reminds me of an article that one of the leading business magizines published entitled the 50 greatest women executives.  Is this celebrating women or saying that they need to be celebrated in a different manner altogether than men when they are equally as qualified.  you don't see a 50 greatest men in business article.  I mean I hate the glass celing but IMO even having it is discriminatory to women and just like BLSD works to further segregate our society. 

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 16