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Law School Applications / Re: a very non-traditional student
« on: June 24, 2008, 10:53:31 AM »
Take this for what its worth because I am just making a pretty uninformed guess, but what I seem to be noticing is that admissions at most bigger colleges have a very liberal bend to them- in other words, any diversity you can bring to the table seems to work as a positive in their eyes.  So..... if I had to guess, I doubt they will hold it against you- just pretty it up and make it sound like a situation where you have had to overcome something (which you have it sounds like).

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Law School Applications / Re: Your Top Five
« on: June 24, 2008, 10:49:36 AM »
I find it very interesting to see how some of the posters have a very geographical inclination (like myself) while others are the opposite and don't seem to mind moving.  Just a comment- I'm glad that everyone seems to be enjoying this thread.

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Law School Applications / Your Top Five
« on: June 23, 2008, 08:39:00 PM »
A lot of us on here are at kind of a stand still, either awaiting acceptance, awaiting August classes, or awaiting (dreading?) the all-powerful LSAT scores.  This is a way for us to learn more about each other and kill time.

Here's what you do- list your undergrad university, then list your top five schools.  Don't list your dream schools- list what is currently your realistic top five list with an explanation of why it is where it is.  I'll go first.

Undergrad: Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)

Top Five:

1. U of Kentucky- best school in the state, very affordable, I think I can pull down some good scholarships

2. Vanderbilt U- best school in area, I love Nashville/ Bowling Green area, places well everywhere, probably too expensive without some great aid

3. Duke U- great reputation, beautiful area, very selective and way outside of my budget, a little (lot) far from home

4. U of Louisville- close to home, nice city that I could see myself in, not a great reputation, inferior to UK

5. Northern Kentucky U- very cheap, could probably get a full ride plus big big money, lousy school, terrible campus

Hopefully this will catch on and we can learn a little more about each other.

edit: I knew they were VU and DU... just forgot :-\

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Personal Statement / Re: Anyone want to take a look?
« on: June 21, 2008, 11:19:00 PM »
Check your email Ninja- thanks for taking a look!

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Personal Statement / Anyone want to take a look?
« on: June 21, 2008, 10:09:33 PM »
I am still pretty new to the board, so I really don't know what is proper etiquette for asking this, but I was wondering if a couple of you guys would be interested in taking a look at my first draft of my personal statement and telling me what you think.  I'm not looking for gramatical advice because that can be hammered out later- I just want to know what you think about the general layout and concept (which ended up being I think pretty unique).  Anyone interested, just let me know.

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Law School Applications / Re: Killing time- what else to do?
« on: June 18, 2008, 09:45:03 PM »
Have one... beat Galaxy... beat nearly all of Nintendo's big games... I guess I should have said, what else is there to do when not perfecting Guitar Hero ;D

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Personal Statement / Getting started... possible topic
« on: June 18, 2008, 02:26:49 PM »
I am going to get started early on my personal statement, and, as much as I would love to come up with some big unique way of saying things, I plan on going with a pretty basic topic instead- potential.  I plan on talking about (maybe) how I will be a first generation college graduate, and how even though I come from an inpoverished and low-education-rate county, I have excelled in college and am one of the top 10 students in my major.  From there, I will probably talk about how I have a lot of potential to excel, and how I want to make the most out of the abilities I have been blessed with.

Does this sound like a pretty decent idea?  I realize it is pretty basic and ordinary, but I am not too shabby of a writer, and I feel like I could turn it into something pretty good.  Any advice is both welcome and appreciated.

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Law School Applications / Killing time- what else to do?
« on: June 18, 2008, 10:57:18 AM »
I took the LSAT a couple of days ago, so that is done.  Today I send a transcript request form for my university to send to the LSAC, so that is done.  I have already gotten 3 professors who have told me they would write letters of recommendation, and I mailed them the required forms today.  I am already registered through the LSDAS.

I guess what I am asking is if anyone can see anything I may have missed.  I find getting this stuff together a good way to pass time until the score comes in- if anyone sees anything else to do, please let me know.

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Studying for the LSAT / Evidence of Unpreparedness- tell your stories
« on: June 17, 2008, 07:14:02 AM »
Mine first- yesterday, after the procter hands everything out and asks if there are any questions, this guy with more than a little fear in his voice raises his hand and says "Do you not provide the scrap paper for us?".  I felt bad for him... anyone else have any funny stories from yesterday?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June LSAT
« on: June 16, 2008, 09:38:36 PM »
I was thinking it was two... man this is going to drive me crazy

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