« on: January 07, 2009, 03:14:27 PM »
Yeah, there's really not much to read into that email. It just means that they got your application.
1. Repeat after me- nobody cares about your personal statement. Nobody. You are not a unique and beautiful snowflake. The personal statement exists for three reasons:
a. To weed out people who chose not to spell check, cannot write coherent sentences, or otherwise are incapable of stringing two words together successfully.
b. To find those risk-takers who send in videos, write about their drunken spring exploits in Cabo, or send in an audiotape with a mock-epic rendition of their personal statement. Then those people are discarded. Lawyers are risk-averse; next time, apply to business school.
c. To allow people to think that they are more than the sum of their LSAT + UGPA.
2. Do not look for a scholarship to GULC. They should not pay your tuition to go there; they should pay you to go there as a 1L. Why not do what everyone else does? Go to a crappy TTT lawschool where they pay you a stipend and transfer to GULC as a 2L. They take anyone with a pulse at that point, and, if you pay a little extra, I've heard that the pulse "requirement" is optional. Word on the street is that next year, they'll allow you to send in a grand and they'll let you paste "G'Town" over the name of the TTT school that you currently have on your diploma. It's part of their new 4L transfer program.
I seem to keep running into posters whose real LSAT score comes out to be lower than their PT range or average (I'm not sure for what reason this is, perhaps the posts I choose). And, although I know this surely isn't the case for everyone or perhaps even most people, it is beginning to worry me.
So, as someone who will soon begin preparing for the June and/or Sept LSAT very soon, I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts concerning the reasons for the difference in certain people's scores or just general pitfalls concerning the PTs.
I'm interested in going to some fairly exclusive schools on the east coast (W&M, W&L, GW) and am curious about the students and faculty. I come from a low income family in rural Kansas and have never been to the east coast. Nothing will discourage me from going, but I would like to know what I can expect when I get there.