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Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / LOR Questions
« on: December 15, 2010, 06:25:12 AM »
Two questions:

1. Should I request LOR's from my boss and coworker before I get my December 2010 LSAT results?

2. Since I'm applying to four schools can I send the same LORs to all four schools?

Hello all,

I've been pre-med all throughout college (I'm in my 3rd year now as an undergrad), and let's say I decided tomorrow to go for a JD instead of an MD.

Would it be possible to get into a great law school if I did well on the LSAT and had a great GPA from a top university, even though none of my extracurriculars are related to law at all?

Here are some of the extracurriculars I have been involved with:

1.   3 summers of bench research (no publications)
2.   2 semesters of independent research in Economics (my major)
3.   2 semesters of neuroscience research
4.   Volunteer EMT-B for 2 years responding to 911 calls
5.   3 years of hospital volunteering
6.   Other volunteer work mainly dealing with the underprivileged
7.   Physician shadowing (haha, doubt I'd even put this on a law school application)
8.   Worked as a chemistry lab technician 3 semesters
9.   Tutoring (paid) econ, SAT reasoning, SAT Math level 2, 3 semesters, 3 hours a week
10.   Pre-Medical Society executive committee
11.   Ski/Snowboarding team and snowboarding in general, 2 years on the "team"

My GPA is definitely in range for top 5 law schools, but I have no idea what I'd score on the LSAT (but I'm very good at logic reasoning and passage analysis). I scored 99th percentile on the MCAT though (too bad it won't help at all for law school), so hopefully if I take 35 practice LSAT's or so I'll be able to do well? Would my chances be good as long as I do well on the LSAT? Am I at a significant disadvantage?


There's no way of knowing if you can get into law schools without first taking the LSAT. Extra crap doesn't matter..LSAT and GPA matter BIG TIME...Schools don't give a crap that you were on the snowboarding team.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / New England Law
« on: December 14, 2010, 10:00:12 AM »
Has anyone visited New England Law in Boston? If so, what's your take on the school?

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