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Personal Statement / Finally Getting Somewhere
« on: November 20, 2006, 02:48:16 PM »
At Least I think  :-[

So, my first draft was horrible, I knew it and it was confirmed via the helpful members of this board.  I threw it out and went a completely different way.  My new personal statement is 5 pages long (I know it needs to be cut) and I'm looking for some brave members to take a look.

So one more time, anyone wanna read my ps? I'll be ever so grateful  :-*

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Personal Statement / Re: I need a reader pllleaaasseeee
« on: November 14, 2006, 10:19:29 PM »
um, anyone anyone, bueller? ???
Please :'(

Check your PM's, I'm in the same boat and could really use a swap as well.  If you send me yours, I'll respond tonight sometime.

Thanks!

Thanks, I appreciate it.

I realize I'm in a different situation than most people's ps's but if there's anyone else out there up to the challenge i'd appreciate it. :-*

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Personal Statement / Re: I need a reader pllleaaasseeee
« on: November 14, 2006, 04:49:06 PM »
um, anyone anyone, bueller? ???
Please :'(

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Personal Statement / I need a reader pllleaaasseeee
« on: November 14, 2006, 04:29:20 PM »
Will someone please take a look at my personal statement.  It's only the beginning and won't take too long.  I'm trying to figure out where to go with this or if I should scratch it and start over.  The thing is I'm reaaplying to a school after being rejected from it last year so I need a new personal statement. I'll help others out in return  ;D

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Crazy things you saw/heard today...
« on: September 30, 2006, 05:03:37 PM »
The guy and girl and both sides of me, their stomachs were growling the entire time.  It sounded like they were trying to make music.  Groowwwwwlll :P

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Dude, the public interest field in NYC is extremely competitive. If you're serious, I'd take a year off and throw an app into CUNY. It's cheap and actually has a suprisingly good reputation in the NYC public interest community. I know many public defenders and ADAs (even 1 AUSA) who went to CUNY.

Even if you finished 1st in your class at FCSL you'd most likely be out of luck securing any PI job in NYC.


How can this be when I see soo many underprivileged/low income people who make poor decisions due to lack of representation.  I'm not talking about the high glamour PI jobs, I'm talking about the underpaid, will pay off your student loans PI jobs.

dood, T14 people get turned down all the time from these jobs. You really need a Tier 1 or 2, or a solid regional school to even have a shot.

No offense but I do not think this is accurate.  I doubt the legal aid jobs are being fought over

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Sooooo, it looks like the consensus is to re-take and apply next year. :-\

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It is somewhat foolish to assume that you will be at the top of your class and in a great position to transfer. 

Why does every1 f*cking say this?  I mean top 25% at either school puts you in good position to transfer and there has to be somebody up there - oh yes, a quarter of the student body!!!

Confidence is bliss.

I f*cking said it because everyone at the law school you are attending should be as intelligent/talented/driven(except the high LSAT/low GPA splitters) as you are.  If 100% of your classmates are striving to do well, is it reasonable to assume that you will have a better rank/GPA than 90% of them, or 75% of them, or even 50% of them? Half of the class HAS to be in the bottom 50%, think about it.  I think it is more about reality than about confidence.  What I didn't say was that this guy won't be at the top of his class.  I said it is somewhat foolish to assume that he will in fact be at the top of his class. 

Um, I'm a girl :P

Well in that case none of the above opinion applies and I am sure you will be first in your class, on law review, etc. 
Just saying is all :P

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Dude, the public interest field in NYC is extremely competitive. If you're serious, I'd take a year off and throw an app into CUNY. It's cheap and actually has a suprisingly good reputation in the NYC public interest community. I know many public defenders and ADAs (even 1 AUSA) who went to CUNY.

Even if you finished 1st in your class at FCSL you'd most likely be out of luck securing any PI job in NYC.


How can this be when I see soo many underprivileged/low income people who make poor decisions due to lack of representation.  I'm not talking about the high glamour PI jobs, I'm talking about the underpaid, will pay off your student loans PI jobs.

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It is somewhat foolish to assume that you will be at the top of your class and in a great position to transfer. 

Why does every1 f*cking say this?  I mean top 25% at either school puts you in good position to transfer and there has to be somebody up there - oh yes, a quarter of the student body!!!

Confidence is bliss.

I f*cking said it because everyone at the law school you are attending should be as intelligent/talented/driven(except the high LSAT/low GPA splitters) as you are.  If 100% of your classmates are striving to do well, is it reasonable to assume that you will have a better rank/GPA than 90% of them, or 75% of them, or even 50% of them? Half of the class HAS to be in the bottom 50%, think about it.  I think it is more about reality than about confidence.  What I didn't say was that this guy won't be at the top of his class.  I said it is somewhat foolish to assume that he will in fact be at the top of his class. 

Um, I'm a girl :P

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