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I think the topic will work. However I would fix a few things

1. There are many sentences that need restructuring. Content of the sentences is good but could be worded better. (I.E. "The excellent communication skills that I have developed, whether  during an intense situation on the clinical side of healthcare or in dealings with hospital administration on the opposite side is a key component to a successful career in law") this sentence doesnt really make since...

2. You use some words that are innapropriate for what you are trying to say (I.E.  "her priorities were aligned differently")  ("to hone my communicative abilities")  try something like "her priorities were elsewhere"  and "to hone my communication skills"

"No matter how much you try not to, you take those experiences home with you. On the clinical side during a sad time like that, you feel helpless. I did not want to find myself in those situations for the rest of my working life, so I decided to venture out and gain some experience on the business side of healthcare. "
3. I dont like how you say you dont want to have a career where the thoughts and such will follow you home and interrupt your home life. Admissions commitees will likely believe that the law profession does follow you home, and will probably think you are getting into the wrong business if you think otherwise.

Overall, I would read the sentences really carefully to make sure they are very clear to those reading.  Focus on appropriate verb and adjective usage, and sentence structure.


Law School Admissions / grade trend
« on: May 10, 2012, 07:26:49 PM »
How much will a ridiculous upward grade trend weigh on admission? My gpa is a 3.48 and my last 3 semesters i received a 4.0 while taking 18 hours for 2 of those semesters and 19 for the third semester. How Much of a soft factor is this? I started out my college career pretty rough. I received 3 d's and an f. But i have since retaken all of those classes in which i got bad grades and received A's in all of them. Does this dilute the importance of the rough start?

Law School Admissions / scholarship negotiation letter
« on: April 19, 2012, 04:47:41 PM »
So I am considering attending a school in which I am sure I will recieve a rather nice scholarship. However, I do not think that I will recieve a full ride. I was thinking about writing a scholarship negotiation letter, but I want to get some opinions before I do. Does anyone think that an admissions committee could view me as greedy or disrespectful if I asked for more money? This may be a dumb question but I feel like it's possible that an admissions could take it wrong...

Several schools have just started implementing race blind admissions. Just fyi.

Studying for the LSAT / my score has hit a plateau...what do I do?
« on: December 14, 2011, 02:27:52 PM »
For the past month or more, my scores on preptests have not been increasing much. Ive been stuck at a 157-158 for weeks now and im kind of depressed about it. What do I do now? my goal is a 160 but I cant seem to improve to that point. I still have 6 months to study as I am taking the June 2012 lsat, but I feel like im getting nowhere regardless of how much I study. Any suggestions?

Law School Admissions / law school numbers reliable?
« on: November 26, 2011, 07:33:46 AM »
Can people put fake gpa's and lsat scores on What stops people from saying they have a 4.0 gpa and a 180 lsat and say they have been accepted to all the best schools? I feel like there are way more people on lsn scoring in the 99th percentile on the lsat than there are people who actually scored that high. For instance there are like 50 people that have a 180 on the site but only like 20 people can get a 180 per year if a 180 is 99.98 percentile.

If that's the case then all first or second generation college students should get a boost in admissions. Or those who were poor and whose parents and grandparents never had money to get a good education. Its a load of crap. Admissions should be based on individual achievements for everyone. Work hard and study for good grades and lsat score and it will pay off. I am the very first person in my family to ever get a bachelors and i did it fine. Just work hard at it, black or white. Aa is a big joke that colleges use to avoid discrimination lawsuits due to black under representation in the school. So instead of just proving that not many blacks have the numbers to get in, they just accept them with lower numbers. I would be pissed if i was accepted just because i was a urm or because i grew up poor in an uneducated family.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Solid Strategy for Law School?
« on: October 16, 2011, 06:17:26 PM »
I find it awesome that you are thinking about your goals this early in you college career. However, I would not take a semester off if you can avoid it. A tip would be, if you have the time, not to study rigorously for the lsat for 3 or 4 months like many people do. (because you are right, it WILL show up in your grades in school) Because you already know your graduation time and when you want to take the lsat, study the lsat comprehensively at a nice steady pace. If you can work with the lsat steadily for a year or 18 months, rather than vigorously for 3 months, it might serve you much better. You will gain much more experience with the lsat and retain more knowledge of the test. I have been studying every aspect of the test for about 8 months now, and I still have 8 months until I take the test. I am enrolled in 18 credit hours, and will be enrolled in that many for two more semesters. I only study the lsat when I have free time and am not needing to work on homework and such. Many people will probably tell you that you need to put in hours and hours and hours a week for 3 months or something like that. However, this is not always the case. I took a preptest when I first started studying the lsat and scored a 147. Through 8 months of steady but comprehensive studying, I am almost at a 160. You will nail the lsat fundamentals into your head if you study steadily for a long period of time, rather than hardcore for a few months.

Law School Admissions / Re: 178/3.69 CHANCE ME!
« on: October 15, 2011, 12:35:33 PM »
I know it seems to give lower chances at lower ranked schools with those numbers. Many schools will not accept students who are way outside of their lsat or gpa range. For instance, a school with a 155 average lsat is usually not going to accept someone with a 178 lsat. They feel like accepting students with that high of numbers would be filling up a seats that they know the student will not take because he will likely be going to a better ranked school. You would probably get accepted to at least 10 of the T14. Good luck!

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