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Law School Applications / Re: Splitter--->Chance me!
« on: November 04, 2011, 11:56:36 AM »
here is another website - lawschoolpredictor.com - not sure if you're an URM or not but that could help things as well.

Based on your GPA and LSAT you would be:
CONSIDERED at Northwestern, Cornell, Texas-Austin, UCLA, Vanderbilt, USC, Missouri, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Emory, North Carolina, Georgia
STRONG CONSIDERED George Washington, Illinois, Boston College, William & Mary, Fordham, Washington, Alabama, George Mason
ADMITTED Boston, Indiana-Bloomington, UC Davis, Iowa, Washington&Lee, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Wake Forest, Arizona State, Hastings, Utah, Maryland, Colorado, Florida, Tulane

hope this helps :) You can check out the website and put in your numbers as well.  Also check out lawschoolnumbers.com - you can search for people with similar GPA/LSAT and see where they got admitted



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Law School Applications / Re: Splitter--->Chance me!
« on: November 04, 2011, 01:06:42 AM »
ps - you should easily be able to get into a top 20 school...but check out that website, it should help :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Splitter--->Chance me!
« on: November 04, 2011, 12:48:59 AM »
really great LSAT - GPA is a little low but still good
you should check lawschoolnumbers.com

hope that helps
goodluck

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Law School Applications / Re: C&F - University Housing Violations
« on: November 03, 2011, 07:35:04 PM »
Ah I see that makes a little more sense.  I think if you're honest as possible that's the best idea.  I don't think you need to say you slapped your RA though haha, you're funny - "I'm not sure if I actually slapped him or was waving my hands around" - it's ok trust me, it happens to the best of us.  I definitely have been there and am in no way judging you...we all have fun in college, well most of us :)

Also not sure if you need to list exactly what the charges are; "underage alcohol consumption, harassment/abuse, illegal drugs."  There is this book I read by Ann Levine "The Law School Admissions Game" I downloaded it on my ipad and on page 88 I think it talks about what to do in this sort of situation - you may want to check it out.

It might not be a bad idea to discuss with a lawyer (if you know of one) and ask the best way to go about it.  You could also call an admissions consultant at the school and talk candidly/anonymously and ask for advice that way. 

I wish I could give you better advice of how to phrase the charges.  I do think it's important that you say the hearing never came to term and no judicial sanctions took place - just that your housing contract was cancelled (makes it seem a little less serious)

I think your GPA and LSAT score is good enough (again depending where you are applying) that you should be okay :)  Try not to stress too much about it though.  People have much worse - jail time, DUI's, forgery, etc.

Deep breaths and you will be ok :)

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Law School Applications / Re: C&F - University Housing Violations
« on: November 03, 2011, 06:52:11 PM »
Okay - so you have two drunk in public charges which were both lowered to disturbing the peace, it's okay - it's much better than a DUI. looking on the bright side of things..

I think the best thing to do is to discuss both of them, the first one was your freshman year, perhaps if you spin it more as you had new found freedom and maybe (grew up in a strict household).  Maybe talk about how going through that shaped you and focused you to be more diligent about school etc? 

The second one was 2.5 years ago - did something significant happen that caused this (besides just partying?) Maybe if there is something (not to use as an excuse) but more so an explanation of the behavior it might help.  Death in the family? etc? 

I don't think you need to disclose the housing incident separate from the first drunk in public I would just combine the two since it technically is the same night/incident.

I think your GPA and you LSAT scores are fine depending where you are trying to get in....

Hope this helps a little.
Not sure if you have checked it out but lawschoolnumbers.com you look at other applicants with similar GPA and LSAT score and see where they have gotten accepted.

let me know if you have any more questions or need more advice - I'll do my best to help
goodluck!

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Personal Statement / Re: personal statement any feedback would be amazing!!
« on: November 03, 2011, 01:12:48 PM »
I think you have a good base but I think you need to re-work it a little bit.  You need to make sure you have a clear thesis - I feel like your paper sort of jumps around a lot.  Maybe starting out your first paragraph more like this (just a suggestion)

 Growing up in a small rural Minnesota town, population 800 - I had never traveled outside the state. I often wondered what opportunities there were for me in the wider world.  I decided in high school at an early age that I must experience something bigger and thus sparked my decision to enroll in college in a large city.  Within my first few days there I was told (by who, was this person influential to you?) to take advantage of the opportunities that college offers.  This advice, along with my own motivation, enthusiasm, and commitment to (succeed/excel?) has pushed me to reach for the most diverse education possible. <--this last sentence can function as your thesis but I think you may need to work with it a little. Think about what you really want the admissions committee to know about you and what your experiences taught you


Student Today Leaders Forever – I think you should talk less about the experience/memories and more about HOW this influenced you, HOW this will help you in the study of law, and perhaps HOW this will help you as an attorney one day

Machine Design competition – this is great and I think you can add to this, talk about how you maybe excel in an environment of competition and can rise to the challenges – HOW will this attitude and personal characteristic you learned about yourself b/c of this competition help you in law school?

St Jude Medical and tech aid at 3M– I think this is great as well; I think you should take out the first sentence “multiple high profile companies.” Maybe just start this paragraph with… “My professional work environment has further shaped my desire to study patent law and allowed me to not only see who I am but what I am capable of accomplishing as well.” (Something like that)

*in the last paragraph I think the ending is great but the beginning starts out a little iffy.  Perhaps just take one last glance at everything you have accomplished and reflect on that – what do you want the admissions committee to know - how have these experiences and opportunities helped you and how will they help you in law school

I hope this helps :)

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Recommendations / Re: E-Mail Required?
« on: November 02, 2011, 12:42:34 PM »
I agree - some of my recommender's didn't want their phone number going out - the address is just fine. 

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Recommendations / Re: Need some advice. Should I disclose or not.
« on: November 02, 2011, 12:39:51 PM »
I agree, it won't hurt you to disclose - if anything it might explain your low LSAT score

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Personal Statement / Re: PS feedback please
« on: November 01, 2011, 03:27:31 PM »
I can look at it if you would like - not an expert but I will give you my honest opinion

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