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Hello Tthigpen82,

What is your top choice school?  Also, since you have a more limited and decided focus on where to apply, as seems to be the case, you can craft your personal statement to specific law schools.  I would be glad to give you a free assessment and critique.  Please email it to me at

I look forward to reviewing it.


Kal, Write Track Admissions


The LSAT is undeniably going to play be a huge factor in your application.  It is not unheard of to be admitted into a top 20 law school with a lower GPA.  However, you are going to need, 1) an outstanding addendum to explain why it is that you received a 2.6 GPA (family issues, personal issues [i.e. health], field of study [history v. Electrical Engineering].  Did you improve in your last year/semester? etc...), 2) a fantastic personal statement & Diversity statement to show why you would be an ideal candidate for the law school of your choice, of course featuring your URM status, 3) a great LSAT score of at least 168+.  Therefore, it is imperative that you put together the best application you possible can.  At this juncture with your scores it may be advisable to seek professional admissions help.  I am happy to take a free look at your personal statement or brainstorm some ideas with you.



Write Track Admissions


Your statement is solid, but lacks the provocative and compelling style that truly distinguishes good law school statements from standout statements.  Your content is great, but the delivery could be signficantly enhanced and todld in a more compelling fashion - especially in the introduction, which is the most key component of the statement.

If you would like to see samples of successful personal statements, or would like professional help with your personal statement, please contact me directly.


Kal, Write Track Admissions

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Re: Addendums
« on: September 30, 2009, 12:02:27 AM »

An addendum can be a vital tool to provide broader context regarding your GPA to the admissions committee.  Your GPA is solid, but an addendum would be appropriate if: (a) you had a term where your semester GPA deviated from your regular standard of performance; (b) you had an uncharacteristically low grade, or series of grades, that were abberrations; and/or (c) you faced or endured an extenuating circumstance that disrupted your undergraduate career, or brought down your performance, or had another commitment that you had to balance with your studies (work, family, etc).

If any of these instances are true for you, than I would highly consider drafting an addendum.  An addendum empowers you with the ability to provide the admissions committee with specific context as to why your grades are not a full reflector of you potential to excel in law school. 

If you have further questions, or need help constructing an addendum, please contact me directly.

Kal, Write Track Admissions


If you want a free expert assessment of your personal statement, I'd love to provide you with a general critique.  As a former admissions officer, and expert consultant, I'd be glad to give you by insight.  Fee free to email me directly with a word document.


Kal, Write Track Admissions

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Re: PS length?
« on: September 22, 2009, 04:24:54 AM »
Always double spaced, and never go below 11-point font.  Also, be cognizant that Pepperdine Law also requires an additional essay that centers on studying law at a Christian institution, which provides you with another opportunity to address points about yourself that were not addressed in the personal statement.  Thus, stave clear from being redundant, and if you need additonal space to address an extenuating circumstance or personal challenge, exercise the addendum option.

If you have any questions, or would like an expert review of your statement, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kal, Write Track Admissions

How many of your ads to I have to delete?

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What is your direct email, I can send you some samples of successful law school personal statements. Please email me directly with your email address so I can send them directly to you.


Kal, Write Track Admissions

Pursuing an LLM / Re: Help! Need to know where to apply for an LLM
« on: September 14, 2009, 08:29:04 PM »

What are your professional goals, and how will an LLM advance these goals?  Are you seeking a general LLM, or a specialized degree?  Thee are many factors to consider when choosing to apply to an LLM, and most principally your chosen field of practice, the ranking and prestige of the program, and where you plan to sit for the bar.

As a former admissions committee officer and head of Write Track Admissions, I can personally attest that a compelling personal statement is critical for admission into a top LLM Program.  I am glad to speak to you to learn more about your goals, and potentially help you gain admission to your first-choice LLM Programs.

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Likewise, please send it directly to me at for a review.  Best,

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