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Law School Admissions / LSAC's fee waiver to wave application costs.
« on: August 04, 2007, 06:32:43 PM »
I got a fee waiver from LSAC. From reading different law schools' websites I saw that most schools grant fee waivers to those who got the LSAC fee waiver.  So, do I need to send a copy o my fee waiver to the schools I wish to apply, or are my application fees waived automatically when I apply electronically through LSAC?

I was filling out Cornell application and there was a question asking for people who influenced your decision to apply to Cornell. So do you just put the name of the person, or describe how he or she influenced you?

I come from a very unique background and my PS mentions that and the obstacles of having such a background.  My background shaped me.  Most schools ask for a DS, so I"m not sure if I should even talk about my background in my PS. So how much do you ppl think can be mentioned in a PS about diversity?

Law School Admissions / Cumilative GPA %ile rank.
« on: July 13, 2007, 06:29:55 PM »
My transcript was processed and there are two parts of it that I am not sure about. Firstly, there is the GPA percentile rank, it states 65% on my transcript, does that mean I'm in the top 1/3 of my class, which if true is kind of weird, because I was accepted in some honor societies for which you gotta be in the top 15% of the class. There is also a part that states, "College mean GPA 3.26", so is that my mean GPA or my schools?

Finished my draft, it's kind of abstract, so I want some people to look it over. Please, no people with a few posts, there have been a few people who stole PS's over this forum and I don't wanna be a victim of one of them.

Law School Admissions / Why XXX School?
« on: July 02, 2007, 11:14:16 AM »
Do essays asking, "Why XXX School" matter?  To those of you who didn't write one, do you think it hurt you? To those of you who did write one, do you think it added something to your application?

I was checking out applications to different schools and realized that many schools want different formats for essays that applicants submit. Some want 250 words essays, some want 2 pages, some don't ask for a limit. So to those whose cycle ended, how many essays did you have to write?  I want to prepare a few before all the applications are out in september and so that I wouldn't be surprised and rushed into writing something as important as a personal statement.

thnx for your help.

So, I'm thinking of taking the LSAT in October. I already have a 166, but with my 3.5 I'll have to do an insanely good job on other parts of my app to get into T14, so I was thinking of retaking the test. The thing that worries me, is that I wish to apply as early as possible and not sure if I should wait for my LSAT to submit my application. To those who had the same issue or are knowledgeable of the issue, do schools wait for a new LSAT score before evaluating an application, or do they evaluate it as it is?

I'm thinking of using my PS to talk about my mixed ethnic heritage and how it affected my personal development and obstacles that I have faced and then have a portion talking about my life in the U.S., since I moved here 6 years ago.  I do not want to develop much about my U.S. experiences in my PS, since it's just too much for one essay in my opinion. So, is it alright if I use a DS to talk about my experiences in the U.S.? Or should I just edit my PS as much as I can and try to cram a lot of info  in just 3 pages?

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