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Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / PS help?
« on: November 06, 2007, 12:19:19 AM »
Anyone willing to take a look at a PS? I just completely re-did mine. Any help would be great...

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Top-5 Deferring
« on: November 02, 2007, 12:26:39 PM »
I really want to apply now just for peace of mind basically. I'm pretty set on deferring a year because I'd like to take a year off working in a government job or teaching English overseas potentially and take a short break from school. It sounds like Stanford, Harvard and NYU are pretty generous with the deferral policies which is good to hear. I guess the only risk is I'll have to decide what to do if I'm wait listed. Do you know if my chances go down the following year if I'm wait listed and then take my name off the list? Also, do you think a D.C. job or english overseas could be enough for Yale to let me defer (if I even get in anyway, which seems pretty impossible). I'm probably just going to apply to the top 6, plus UCLA and USC.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Top-5 Deferring
« on: November 01, 2007, 03:05:30 PM »
It seems like Harvard has a pretty liberal practice for deferring, but do any of you know how often Yale, NYU or Stanford allows admitted students to defer acceptance for a year? I really want to apply now but if I'll be forced to go I'm not sure what to do. Any advice would be awesome.

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Thanks for the help! Any others?

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I have two choices for a topic and I'm not really sure which one I want to go with. I'm trying to be non-traditional but am struggling to pick one.
If you could just let me know which one you think is stronger I would be eternally grateful :).

1) Journalism—talking about my experiences with 3 entertaining stories illustrating certain characteristics, then tying journalism into my interest in law school (really different than usual hardship one, but they do want something “risky” right?)

2) Heritage—talking about traveling throughout E. Europe with my grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, and how it put my life and anti-Semitism I’ve confronted into perspective

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Thanks! Any other help would be great. I'll gladly look over any personal statements of yours.

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I have a good lsat (178) and a pretty good GPA, but I really don't know if my personal statement completely missed the mark. I know I can write, it's just that this style is far more difficult than I imagined. Would anyone like to read over the draft I just did? It would be a huge help and I love the criticism!

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