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Personal Statement / Personal Statement--question
« on: January 01, 2010, 12:56:45 PM »
Describe my personal and educational background?!?  Can someone give me a little more to go on than that?  How long should it be and what should I talk about.

I'm not really a traditional law applicant (if there is such a thing).  I'm 30 and was a chemistry major and then an education major before leaving school for 5 years (during which time I had 2 children and a small farm) which kept me very busy.  I went back to college for one semester and graduated with a BGS.  During my 5 year break, I have plenty of stories that I could tell, which are somewhat entertaining, like the first time I milked the annoying, fence jumping, extemely WILD milk cow that my husband simply had to have or the first time my husband wasn't home and I had to assist in the birth of a baby goat.  Unfortunately, that's pretty much all I did for 5 years and those things aren't exactly relavent to law school. 

I was the second born in a family of 5 children.  We were poor and moved a lot.  By the time I graduated from high schools, I had attended 11 different schools.   It was a lifetime ago, and I don't especially feel like thinking or writing about my childhood.  If I had applied to law school at 22, I'm sure that my childhood experiences would have felt more relavent to me, but at this point I don't want to dredge up things that happened 20 years ago.

I currently teach middle school math.  And while, there are some things that I love about my job, particularly the way that I make a difference in the lives of young people the way that so many dedicated teachers impacted my life.  It isn't enough.  Everyday I day dream about law school.  I thought that the joy that I would get from doing something as noble as teaching would be enough to justify not pursuing the career that has been calling me for many years now.  It isn't, and I'm not sure how to explain that without comming off as a flake who won't stick with law school.

Suggestions?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Results
« on: December 29, 2009, 10:49:42 PM »
Thanks!

My first choice is LSU (Baton Rouge).  I'm also going to apply to Toulane and Loyola (New Orleans).   

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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT Results
« on: December 28, 2009, 12:21:18 PM »
My score is 164 which is 90th percentile. 

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BTW I only had one LG section and mine had the class scheduel.

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My test was LR LG LR LR RC.  I actually thought that the LG section must have been the experiemental section because it was so easy.

I'm not sure how I did on the last section.  I barely finished reading the last passage and I think that I guessed "A" for the last 4 or 5 questions.

As I walked out of the building, I tried to decided if I felt like I had done well or poorly, but the only thing I felt was that I had done it.  I can't wait to see my results.  I so hope that they release them before Christmas.

Any chance of that?

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Studying for the LSAT / Results?
« on: December 06, 2009, 09:09:09 AM »
How long does it normally take to get your results?  Does LSAC ever e-mail scores earlier than their announced e-mail date?

Thanks!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: What motivates you?
« on: September 20, 2009, 08:36:55 AM »
Nygrrrl,  I also have two children.  My son is 6 and my daughter is 3 (almost 4).  When ;) I get into law school next year, they'll be 7 and almost 5.  What are your plans for child care?  My husband works 28/28 overseas, so on his month off, he'll take care of them.  When he's gone, my parents are going to take care of them while I'm at school or studying.  Best of luck!

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: How are single parents financing law school?
« on: September 19, 2009, 11:20:58 PM »
Let this be warning:

I know THREE families who each had a stay at home parent, yet their children also had drug problems. Therefore, if a parent does not go to lawschool, there is a 100% chance their children will have a drug problem. 

My children are doomed!  I was a stay-at-home mom until they started school and now I'm planning to go to law school.  So there must be a 500% chance that they'll be drug addicts.   ;)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: my plastic bag
« on: September 19, 2009, 09:05:27 AM »
Judging from how frequently my math students have to get up and sharpen their pencils, those disney pencils seem to be the worst.  The points dull really quickly and don't sharpen well in a handheld sharpener because the 'picture' is a plastic flim on the outside.   I'd stick with yellow #2.

I second wrapping your hygeine products in napkins or klennex.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: What motivates you?
« on: September 19, 2009, 09:01:06 AM »
I love my job teaching middle school, but everyday feels like a failure.  My job, the sole reason for getting up in the morning, is to teach increasing boring mathematics (like finding the greatest common factor and simplifying fractions) to middle schoolers who have no intrest in it, no real desire to do well and no concequences if they don't do well.  So, ultimately my performance is based on whether or not 100 children did what they were supposed to do, and on a normal day, 75 of them didn't.

Studying for the LSAT is my break from that.  What I do on the LSAT in Decemeber is soley based on how well *I* prepare for the test.  AND doing well in December is my ticket back into school, which honestly is my favorite place to be.

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