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Personal Statement / Re: put this in or leave it out?
« on: February 16, 2011, 03:09:47 PM »
great, thanks for the feedback

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Personal Statement / Re: put this in or leave it out?
« on: February 15, 2011, 07:59:29 PM »
perhaps your right about the flip floppiness/mentioning the bad, but i do feel compelled to explain why ii left the financial industry...or is that really not necessary?

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Personal Statement / put this in or leave it out?
« on: February 15, 2011, 03:55:14 PM »
ok, so I used to work for one of the worlds largest banks as a banker.

part of working there meant attending endless workshops/training.  I'm going to mention how much those training workshops helped me develop my "real world skills" and what not in a grammatically eloquent way, but i'm not sure whether I should include the following story...

while attending a workshop, one of my trainees was also a banker--a banker at this bank holds a mid-level position with a decent wage--and while giving us a speech about how great it is working at the bank and how much he loved it, he mentioned that he was a banker there for 25 years.
this workshop was intended to create longevity at the company, however, it  was a huge wake up call for me.  It instantly made me realize that I don't want to end up doing this the rest of my life.  I want a challenging and fulfilling career, and being a banker was not doing it for me.

now my question is, should I include this story in my personal statement--and of course tell it in a "nicer" way--or does it make me sound unstable/uncommitted?

thanks for the feedback  :)

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Law School Applications / does Arab = Minority?
« on: February 12, 2011, 07:29:44 PM »
i'm Arabic, which technically makes me a minority, however, there is no box to check for Arab, which leaves me with no choice but Caucasian.

being that I'm not exactly "white", i'd like to take advantage of the URM or underrepresented minority program.
does anyone know if/how an Arabic person would or could be considered a minority?


thanks!

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Law School Applications / Re: I need some solid advice/help
« on: November 21, 2010, 03:09:37 PM »
i didn't think I was giving the impression that all i want to do is work at the UN, it's simply a dream of mine.  Of course i'm interested in law, why else would I quit my secure job at JP Morgan and go broke/back to school haha?
i am proficient in two languages; English of course, and Arabic (it's all I speak at home)
also, i'm going to be interning there (at the UN) in the spring and have many family friends that work there, which helps keep the dream alive.

anyway, Pace and New York Law School were just examples.  My real question is do I have a shot at getting into a decent law school in my area with a 149 on the LSAT and a 3.6+ GPA?

again, thanks for the feedback.

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Recommendations / Re: Why can't people just be expeditious?!
« on: November 18, 2010, 04:36:22 PM »
I'm sorry about your loss.

I would say give it another week if that.
Professors normally don't forget, but they do get busy.  My professor tells me to constantly remind him about my LOR and I see him everyday.

I would just shoot them another e-mail saying, "thanks again for agreeing to write a LOR for me, your input is much appreciated.  I intended to start applying to law schools this January and will certainly keep you informed of my progress"  or something like that.

basically, just a little nudge to remind him/her without flat out saying where's my LOR.


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Law School Applications / Re: I need some solid advice/help
« on: November 18, 2010, 04:29:48 PM »
Perhaps I should look into CUNY a bit more. 
My interest in Pace stems from their claim to have a strong international law program, as well as ties with the UN.  (which is where I would love to work one day)

great advice, i really appreciate it everyone.

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Law School Applications / I need some solid advice/help
« on: November 18, 2010, 01:40:08 PM »
Here's my story:

I'm a 24 year old minority from the NY Metro Area

I have a 3.6 GPA

I took the LSAT in June and scored a 149  >:(

I have 5 years of work experience in finance, including companies like JP Morgan, i'm a licensed Mortgage Banker, real estate licensee, and series 6 and 63 holder

I have 3 very solid LOR's from my professors.

I'm a philosophy major, set to graduate in the Summer of 2011.


Here's my dilemma; do I have a chance of getting into a decent law school such as Pace University, New York Law or anything else decent around my area?
I know I should retake the LSAT but the thing is, I have no time to study.  I could retake it in June, but of course I wouldn't be able to go to school until 2012.

So as is, with my above scenario, is there any hope for me?  Is it even worth going through the application process?

I really appreciate any feedback, I've gotten so many mixed opinions and am losing my mind.

thanks

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