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Of course its better to tailor the PS to the law school.  One way to do it without rewriting is to have a single paragraph that is unique to each school (why you want to go there) and the rest remains the same.

That said, at most schools admission is based on 80%:LSAT; 19%:UGPA; 1%:other.  So it probably won't make much of a difference.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who else is freaking out bc school is about to start?
« on: August 15, 2008, 03:30:58 AM »
I've been training.  50 sit-ups/25 jumping jacks/12.5 pull-ups per day...

I think I'm ready...

That routine... helps you out in law school not so much. But might help you get laid when coupled with the disclosure that you're in law school.

In regards to the OP: Yes.

Surprisingly,saying you're in law school doesn't get you laid.

To all, don't freak out...its really not as bad as you probably think.  Its actually kinda fun.

[Also, thinking LS is fun REALLY doesn't get you laid ;D]

Job Search / Re: Interview attire question
« on: August 13, 2008, 12:25:06 PM »
I agree just make sure its chocolate or another very dark brown.

I responded on the other thread.  I recently saw that Georgia only rejected something like 50 applicants in the history of c & f.  So yes, virtually everyone passes.  I think the only way you would fail that is if you embezzled money b/c of the trust account concerns.

I seriously doubt lying about URM status would come to light in C & F.  The only way I could see is if they compared college applications (which to my knowledge they don't).

How can you even prove one is or isn't a URM?  What constitutes minority? 1/2? 1/4? 1/128?  There are some serious proof problems here.

Law School Admissions / Re: Lying about being a URM?
« on: August 12, 2008, 03:31:56 PM »
Even if they ask you for a picture or see you, they cannot prove you are not a certain ethnicity (well, they could but they're not administering a DNA test).

The main problem is if Bar C & F or the law school looks at college applications and notices the discrepancy.  I still doubt one would get in serious trouble for this.

Realistically, no one will probably find out or care much.  Seriously though, who wants to be this sleazy?

PS-I don't think being a URM makes that much difference in the process.  It will only help if you are absolutely borderline and competing with a non-URM for the same spot.

Current Law Students / Re: What did everyone think of the MBE?
« on: August 09, 2008, 12:50:17 PM »
According to PMBR, the scaled score is usually raw score plus 8-20 points.  If the test was truly harder than previous years, look for closer to a 20 point bump.  Thus, if you got 55% then your scaled score will be in the neighborhood of 130.  That will probably pass in jurisdictions that do not require you to independently pass each section.

Current Law Students / Re: What did everyone think of the MBE?
« on: August 09, 2008, 08:39:20 AM »
That's rights.  Just like in law school, it doesn't really matter how hard or how easy the test is because all that matters is that you did better relative to others.

If the MBE was truly harder this year (I agree it was pretty hard) then the scaled score will be adjusted to reflect that.  IF the raw scores are low, they will add many more points to it to obtain a scaled score similar to last years. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: My advice to the starting 1Ls (LONG)
« on: August 06, 2008, 09:36:40 AM »
I agree with everything being said.  Less optimistically, however, it has been my experience that really only Top 10-15% are able to get jobs through OCI. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: My advice to the starting 1Ls (LONG)
« on: August 05, 2008, 09:05:23 PM »
This is 100% correct!

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