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Personal Statement / Re: Anyone willing to read my first draft?
« on: October 25, 2009, 01:25:51 PM »
Send it over

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P.M. it

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Personal Statement / Re: feedback on ps
« on: October 25, 2009, 01:14:03 PM »
Sure, P.M. it

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Personal Statement / Re: Read mine? (I'll read yours!)
« on: October 25, 2009, 01:12:28 PM »
Sure, I'll be happy to.

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Personal Statement / Re: Anybody mind looking over my personal statement?
« on: October 25, 2009, 01:11:58 PM »
Sure, P.M. it over.

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General Board / day in the life of biglaw
« on: October 01, 2009, 02:25:17 AM »
What is it really like? People say the work is mind-numbingly boring and soul crushing, but I want to know more about the nature of the work. Is most of the work finance-related and require a firm grasp of business/accounting? Are there folks who genuinely enjoy it? Anyone!?

What was generally considered more bearable, biglaw or ibanking (in conditions pre-financial crisis)?

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Recommendations / What does the form ask
« on: September 29, 2009, 06:39:52 PM »
I haven't decided on my recommenders yet, and seeing what the form looks like may help me in deciding who to ask for my letters.

Can anyone describe what the form ask? Are there specific questions or does the recommender have flexibility to write in free form? Does the recommender have to attest to his/her belief in the student's ability to succeed in SPECIFICALLY law school, or can it be a general description of the student's past performance?

On a related note, I have a couple of recommenders who wrote letters for me for summer internships/fellowships. Would these letters, with maybe a little tweaking, be acceptable? Or should they be completely re-written?

If it matters, I'm shooting for top 14 schools.

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Law School Applications / Re: Do second semester grades matter?
« on: September 24, 2009, 11:29:10 PM »
Do FIRST semester senior year grades count if we're going complete in December? Is it normal procedure for admissions committees to request 1st semester grades prior to making a decision? This is in regard to top-14 schools.

I plan on working just as hard but want to know if we should be concerned about a couple of B's

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 7 Days until September Test Day!
« on: September 20, 2009, 11:00:54 AM »
By the way, in June LSAC implemented a new rule (along with the modified test date/centre changes) that makes it possible for you to take the test only once in a lifetime.

You're not serious, right?

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