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Law School Applications / UC Berkeley--LOR HELP plzzz read
« on: October 01, 2009, 09:33:55 PM »
so here is my situation:
I have all my essays and resume and what-not done and ready to be loaded. I have also received one of my LOR from a former Professor (at a UC). The other Prof. I asked for a recommendation, recently started teaching at Yale and is no longer at my UC campus, she said she will not have the LOR in until 1.5 to 2wks from now.

Here's my question:

For schools that only ask for one LOR or none(like Berkeley), is it worth going complete as early as next week or waiting for a second LOR from a Yale Prof. Mine you, I think they will both write great things that are about the same, they both loved me and I did research with them. The only thing is that is one LOR from a UC prof.(not LA or Berkeley) just as good as two LOR when one comes from a Yale prof?

please help, I can possible be complete at some of these schools as early as next week if I'm not been such a school whore.

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Recommendations / UC Berkeley--LOR HELP plzzz read
« on: October 01, 2009, 09:27:55 PM »
so here is my situation:
I have all my essays and resume and what-not done and ready to be loaded. I have also received one of my LOR from a former Professor (at a UC). The other Prof. I asked for a recommendation, recently started teaching at Yale and is no longer at my UC campus, she said she will not have the LOR in until 1.5 to 2wks from now.

Here's my question:

For schools that only ask for one LOR or none(like Berkeley), is it worth going complete as early as next week or waiting for a second LOR from a Yale Prof. Mine you, I think they will both write great things that are about the same, they both loved me and I did research with them. The only thing is that is one LOR from a UC prof.(not LA or Berkeley) just as good as two LOR when one comes from a Yale prof?

please help, I can possible be complete at some of these schools as early as next week if I'm not been such a school whore.

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So when will the first decision notices be sent out?

My apps are going out OCT 1 and I need to know when to start getting my panties in a bunch?
 
Late  October? Early November? NEVER??

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Personal Statement / Re: personal statement consultants?
« on: September 01, 2009, 11:13:53 PM »
i'm sorry but I find these things/places to be a waste of time. Just write about yourself, if you are applying to LS you should at least be able to convey who you are and your ideas in a decent manner. Get a friend or  someone who is good at grammar to edit for grammar, have others edit for content.

Another that works is reading other good and bad PS, see how the goods succeeded and how the bads failed--mainly it is about been honest and finding a bomb ass topic :)

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Personal Statement / Re: personal statement consultants?
« on: September 01, 2009, 11:05:22 PM »
i'm sorry but I find these things/places to be a waste of time. Just write about yourself, if you are applying to LS you should at least be able to convey who you are and your ideas in a decent manner. Get a friend or  someone who is good at grammar to edit for grammar, have others edit for content.

Another that works is reading other good and bad PS, see how the goods succeeded and how the bads failed--mainly it is about been honest and finding a bomb ass topic :)

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Personal Statement / Re: PS length?
« on: September 01, 2009, 10:59:45 PM »
usually most colleges are looking for a two pager(except if you are Berkeley-they ask for a 4pager). If your story is interesting enough, maybe 2 1/2, 3pages, but in general, they have a lot of apps to look at and reading a 10pg PS is not what they want.

hope this helps

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Personal Statement / Re: PS topic too cliche?
« on: August 30, 2009, 01:17:46 PM »
I pretty much agree with most of the comment--a PERSONAL statement is about you and who you are. Just think of the personal statement as a "get to know you." You have to sell yourself to the law schools, why they should pick you, most people applying have similar GPAs and LSAT, so use your PS to distinguish yourself. Also the personal statement is about showcasing your communication and writing style.

So just think about all this when you come up with a topic--I think it is always better to pick a particular moment, or create your own questions like: what was one profound experience I had?, what is one difficult decision I had to make?, what was an obstacle I overcame?, what was the most interesting experience I had and how does this make me ready for law school? If you want, I can read your PS.

Good luck, I just finished writing mine, and I know it can be a female dog(it took me a whole month to write 2 1/2 pages)and I am still editing it every time I read it

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Law School Applications / UC Irvine
« on: August 22, 2009, 10:02:53 PM »
What do you all think about UC Irvine, and do you know how long it will take for the school to be aba approved?

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Personal Statement / Re: Anyone willing to read my first draft?
« on: August 16, 2009, 12:23:15 PM »
i am willing to read it, if you want you can PM it to me

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Personal Statement / Berkeley's 4pgs
« on: August 16, 2009, 12:21:57 PM »
So I am currently working on my PS. I will be using the same or about the same ones for all the colleges. I know Berkeley  wants a 4pger, how important is it to actually write a 4pger. My PS right now is about 21/2pgs and this is most likely were it will stay.

And help will be greatly appreciated.

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