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Studying for the LSAT / Re: the 170 blues
« on: July 01, 2006, 03:04:58 PM »
Yup same here 87% 

I'm starting my personal statement this week and I'm a pretty good writer by most standards but I'm not sure what the adcomms need to know about me and how I should present it.Does my ps have to revolve around why I would be a good lawyer/law student?

Studying for the LSAT / the 170 blues
« on: July 01, 2006, 02:45:30 PM »
You guys bum me out I got a 162 and I am so excited about it but reading some of these threads complaining about 170's i'm feeling pretty low.  :(

Studying for the LSAT / Re: what are my chances
« on: July 01, 2006, 02:21:14 PM »
Hey Vera,

Thanks for the advice I didn't know u could meet with the dean of admissions i'm  going to look into that.

Thank You

I took testmasters to in nyc and ross was my instructor my score went up by twenty points tm is totally worth it.

Studying for the LSAT / what are my chances
« on: June 30, 2006, 06:57:58 PM »
Okay I got a 162
3.3 undergrad gpa (History)
3.5 grad gpa (Poli Sci)
urm status (AA from BK)
pretty good volunteer record
what are my top choices for scholarship money and ranking? NYC only.

Thanks to all for advice.

To truly write a statement that would reflect who I am and why I want to be a lawyer, would mean describing the many advesaries I have faced in my life. My issues are complex and may seem a bit much to discuss. However I did spend some time in a Haiti earlier this year and the experience had a huge impact. So should I skip the childhood trauma (i.e, sexual abuse, sexual orientation, poverty) and go for a more positive approach or should I combine the two?

More importantly how personal is too personal? Where should I draw the line? What would make you feel uncomfortable reading?

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