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Law School Applications / Resume Format -- looking for affirmation here!
« on: September 01, 2006, 08:51:01 AM »
I'm looking over Anna Ivey's examples, and I definitely grasp the concepts of pulling out highlights from minor situations, use less words to express more, etc.  However, I just don't like the visual setup of her resumes.  I've gone through plenty of resume writing workshops over the past year, and am leaning towards using another format -- still tying in WE and soft factors. 

Anyone else using a different format?

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Studying for the LSAT / Partial Credit
« on: August 18, 2006, 12:56:23 PM »
Oh how I wish the LSAT gave partial credit.  I just took a prep test and BOMBED one LR section (50% wrong, other LR was ok), but all of those 50% were answers that could be classifed as "runner up" or "second best".  If only I could get half a point for picking the 'almost right answer'.  :::sigh:::

Ok, I'm putting the crack pipe down.  And now back to reality.

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Law School Applications / economic/social/personal disadvantage
« on: August 14, 2006, 11:16:36 AM »
If a application has an opportunity to add a statement on times you overcame economic/social/personal disadvantages, and you have to stretch to come up with one, is it better to write a statement showing that you did overcome something or does it look like you're a privleged jerk just trying to fill up space?

I had a normal upbringing, so my social/personal disavantage would have just been growing up as a geek in high school -- "geeks who don't know that they're geeks" -- that was me.

After UG though I've got my Army time and can write about being a woman in a man's world, particularly when we were in Iraq and I was supposed to interact with neighborhood leaders who weren't too fond of talking to an American woman, but it was my job to overcome that and convince them to work with me.  IMO, it's wasn't "overcoming" much, but rather just a crappy part of my job.  What do y'all think?

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Non-Traditional Students / Work Stinks
« on: August 08, 2006, 02:23:01 PM »
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Law School Applications / .
« on: August 04, 2006, 05:18:51 PM »
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Looking to buy The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions: Straight Advice on Essays, Resumes, Interviews, and More (Paperback) by Anna Ivey.
ISBN: 0156029790

Do you have a copy you're looking to sell? 

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