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Personal Statement / Re: **HELP me perfect my PS**
« on: February 20, 2011, 01:14:19 PM »
For information on personal statements, you can visit this law school info website.  I found this information useful when I wrote my statement. 

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BTW... I'm 22 years old, and got a job with a start up company last year, that has taken off. Guess how much I am making now? Almost 70K annual salary... Not bad for a 2010 undergrad.... I didn't include that in my initial post either.

How much does the district court pay you???

Have you paid off your law school debts yet???



I'm not trying to be an a-hole, and do appreciate your insight. I just think you have some ill concieved thoughts travelling through your mind. Who honestly passes judgment on someone based on their LSAT score?

It sucks that people are using this site to throw around insults.  If you really want to go to law school you can do it.  I agree with the poster who suggested that you take a pay cut and work at a law firm for a while.  Within 6 months you should get real perspective on whether or not you would like being a lawyer.  You should also find a couple professors from undergrad that you did well in their class and stay in touch with them, you are going to need some good undergrad LOR's to overcome a lower GPA.  Check out this law school information website.  It offers a free book on law school admissions--read it.

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What do your junior and senior year grades look like?  Admissions committees look for an upward trend.  It will also be very important that any letters of recommendation you get (yes you will need them for applications) are from professors who are familiar with your work.  If your lsat comes in below 160, take a prep course and get it above 160.  Visit the law school information site. If you can get into the 160's and a couple of professor LOR's you can get into a school.  Not going to be T14. 

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Non-ABA versus ABA
« on: February 05, 2011, 05:57:32 PM »
If you want to live and practice anywhere other than CA, you need to go to ABA school.  If there is no shot in hell at an ABA school, you can go to on unaccredited school.  But, you will have to spend at least 3-5 years in CA practicing before you can even take a bar exam in a different state.  Non-ABA can't usually waive into different jurisdictions even if they have experience.  Check out http://www.law-schoolcoach.com/Considering-Law-School/Choosing-Law-Schools.htm

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Here is another link that is actually free and has a lot of the same information:
http://www.law-schoolcoach.com

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Personal Statement / Re: 'Alternative' idea for a PS
« on: January 27, 2011, 03:45:57 AM »
You may want to consider using the essay for a reach school.  It does really border on gimmick, but it would certainly make you stand out.  I found a usefull article on personal statments.  Here is the link: http://www.law-schoolcoach.com/Considering-Law-School/Law-School-Personal-Statement.htm

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