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Personal Statement / Re: addendum?
« on: October 28, 2009, 02:51:49 PM »
Yes, a gross deviation with your academic record merits an addendum, particularly when applying to the top law schools.  I would candidly explain why you earned a C+ in this course, and if appropriate, discuss any mitigating factors that provide context or justify the lower grade. 

Please email me directly if you need direction with drafting a compelling addendum.

Best,

Kal | Write Track Admissions

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Personal Statement / Re: 3.84 / 161 & 173 LSAT
« on: October 28, 2009, 02:48:57 PM »
UCLA Kais,

Absolutely not!  The personal statement is not intended for discussion of your LSAT score, but rather, an opportunity to explain to the admissions committees who you are as applicant and invidual, to humanize your story beyond your LSAT and GPA, and most fundamentally, state why you decided to pursue a law degree.  I can assure you that drafting a statement focusing on your LSAT scores will impair your chances of admission, and as a former admission officer, I highly encourage you draft an addendum to address your LSAT scores. 

Please let me know if you have additional questions or are in need of more help.

Best,

Kal | Write Track Admissions

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Personal Statement / Re: Please critique my first draft!?
« on: October 28, 2009, 02:45:57 PM »
The statement is a solid write, but reads very generically and echoing the post above, does not standout.  Although your story is compelling, you should seek to tell it in a more colorful and provocative fashion, and also integrate core ideas better into the primary theme.  In addition, your sentences are choppy and disjointed, and the read can be far more fluid.  However, this is a solid first draft, but the statement needs considerable work before you submit.

Please let me know if I can be of more help.

Kal | Write Track Admissions

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Lawschool1012010:

If you require a professional review, please send it to kal@writetrackadmissions.com, for a free assessment.

Best,

Kal, Write Track Admissions

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Personal Statement / Re: Personal Statement Reveiw
« on: October 17, 2009, 11:33:53 AM »
CLRR87,

I would be glad to read your statement, and also share with you samples of stellar statements that helped students with similar numbers get into top schools.  Last year, I helped a student with a 3.1 and a 161 get into USC Law, where she attends; and another candidate with a 3.2, and a 159, gain admission to GW Law. 

Please send your statement draft to kal@writetrackadmissions.com.  Thanks, and I look forward to your response.

Best,
Kal, Write Track Admissions

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Personal Statement / Re: What do they look for in a Personal Statement
« on: October 17, 2009, 11:31:27 AM »
Jeff,

The personal statement is the most vital part of your application, in addition to your GPA and LSAT score.  Therefore, be sure to draft the best personal statement possible.  A personal statement is your opportunity to convey a compelling and provoking illustraton of who you are as a candidate, and individual, which links your salient life experiences to your drive to become a lawyer.  Be sure to be original, tell a cogent and compelling story, and avoid regurgitating your resume in your statement.  Your personal statement is your law school admission interview on paper, if you will, so ask yourself: what would you like the law school to know about you, that is not already articulated in other component of the application?

*Moderator Comment* You can link to your business in your signature, but you may not directly advertise in your post. *

Kal

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L.L.M. Board / Re: L.L.M. in Law and Government: Is it beneficial?
« on: October 07, 2009, 12:34:42 AM »
Scooby,

What are your specific or targeted career interests?  The program would be most beneficial if the institutions have established/strategic links with prospective employers, particularly in federal government and NGO's in the DC area.  If you could, examine the achievements of the program's graduates, and what careers they transitioned into after they received the LLM.  Also, if you have the funds to pay for the program, studying for a year in DC could be an ideal platform to make contacts, intern, establish relationships, and build a presence in DC that could lead to work - this could be more valuable than the degree itself. 

Where do you study law currently, and where do you rank.  Please email me directly,

Kal, Write Track Admissions

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Personal Statement / Re: Help coming up with a topic
« on: October 07, 2009, 12:20:53 AM »
Vthokie 21,

Identifying a topic and theme for your personal statement is the most key aspect of constructing a compelling personal statement.  Have you written down notes and ideas on paper?  If so, please send me your resume and notes and I'll be glad to help you with brainstorming a possible theme and focus.  In addition, I can also share samples of stellar statements with you to facilitate the process, and provide you with statements that merritted admission to top law schools.

Best,

Kal, Write Track Admissions

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Personal Statement / Re: PS review/exchange review
« on: October 06, 2009, 04:47:31 PM »
Hopfulsplitter28,

My name is Kal, Admissions Expert for Write Track Admissions' Law School Department.  I would be more than glad to give you a free assessment and critique of your personal statement.  Please email me directly and I'll begin review today.  Also, please state your first choice programs, and if you do not mind, also provide me with your LSAT, undergrad GPA and institution.

Best,

Kal, Write Track Admissions
info@writetrackadmissions.com

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Personal Statement / Re: A request for Personal Statement critiquers
« on: October 06, 2009, 04:44:03 PM »
Thales,

I am familair with both American and Canadian law schools, and have helped clients gain admission to the top programs in both countries.  In fact, I recently attended an admissions workshop at Osgoode Hall in Toronto.  If you decide that you would like more professional insight of your Personal Statement, please email me directly at info@writetrackadmissions.com.  I would be glad to provide you with a free assessment.

Best,

Kal, Write Track Admissions

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