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I wrote my PS, but I'm not sure if it's sounds like a diversity statement.  It's somewhat biographical, by somewhat I mean that it does not go as, "I was born here, went there, realized that, went somewhere else,"  but pretty much just one major event in my life that spun for several years. My PS talks about my nationality and obstacles that I have faced due to it.  However, when I was re reading applications to some schools, and although their personal statements guidelines are vagues, they state that a diversity statement should be included if one has faced discrimination of some sorts.  That made me wonder if my PS should even talk about my nationality.  My background made me what I am now, but I wonder if schools want that info in my DS and not my PS.

Any thoughts?

Some applications ask for a recommender's position, dos II just state, "Professor of English," or something like that, or do I need to give a rank, i.e.: "Associate Professor of English?"

So, most schools released their new medians, and although some schools' numbers didn't change much, others had an insane boost, i.e. UMIch, Fordham, GW, WUSTL.  Do new medians mean that for some applicants it will be necessary to scrap their application lists? or is there no big effect, since schools will probably use last cycle's "offer insane scholarship" strategy to keep their medians up, so the bulk of applicants shouldn't worry much?

Law School Admissions / BU application question.
« on: September 13, 2007, 12:33:40 PM »
May I submit a resume with my BU application?  It doesn't state anything in the application instructions about one, and I searched BU's web site and found nothing there about resumes also.

Law School Admissions / Attachments to applications.
« on: September 08, 2007, 01:35:59 PM »
If a school does not ask for it, may I, or should I, still attach something if I want to give additional information about some part of my application?  For example, I was filling out Boston University application and it asked to list and explain all of my extracurriculars, awards, and honors in just 3 lines, that's just impossible.  However, no where in the application did I find anything stating that if I want to I can attach additional info.  So what should I do?

Law School Admissions / To those who were born abroad.
« on: September 02, 2007, 04:48:16 PM »
I wasn't born in the US, so should I answer the "What city were you born?" on applications?   

Law School Admissions / Fee waivers are such a female dog.
« on: August 28, 2007, 08:31:29 AM »
I got a bunch of fee waivers, plus I qualified for th LSAC fee waiver, so even more schools are waiving their application fee for me. I love the savings that I'm gonna get,  but most schools now want paper applications, what the hell is up with that?!  A process that would take me 5 minutes to do, now will take me several days, not to mention, I'll probably have to print out *&^% load of copies of every application in case I screw up. 

Why can't law schools do what NYU does, and waive fees automatically when applying electronically.  It's not that hard to do, gonna save a lot of head ache, and trees.

So, I e-mailed Cornell asking, how exactly do they waive their application fee for those that receive an LSAC fee waiver. Their response was that if I get an LSAC fee waiver, they prefer a paper application. So now I'm thinking whether I should do that.  To those who submitted both, paper and electronic applications, which were transmitted faster?

So, what do I put? It's a weird question and I do not know how schools will treat it.  If I put down schools that are above in the rankings doe that screw up my chances?  I really do not know how to treat this question.  Any ideas?

Well, I was told that my PS is too much like a DS, so I'm looking for more opinions to decide whether I need to go on and completely change it and write something new.  So if you wanna read it, lemme know.

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