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THX for all the advice!  I will write one PS and worry about any supplemental ones when the time comes.

Jacy85 is deadon.  Write about it in an addendum.  That is the appropriate place for that type of information.

I just found a new website (thanks to this board) that has some good info on personal statements.  Check it out.

Law School Admissions / Re: Degree Granting GPA vs. LSDAS GPA
« on: June 22, 2004, 12:16:18 PM »
I am not sure why they list the Degree granting GPA.

Here is what LSAC says about calculating their grading policy:

Hopefully that answers your question.

Okay, one quick questions related to the personal statement.  Sorry if this is a repost of any kind.  I searched it and could not find anything on these.

Do some LS require several personal statements?  I noticed had a personal statement, a diversity statement and a suplimental statement.  Is this typical or only at Boalt or what?


Law School Admissions / Re: LL.M question
« on: June 19, 2004, 12:39:54 PM »
CourtJester, thanks for the info.  I appreciate it.  I have taken a look at some profs at various schools and it looks like most of them either have JDs or JDs and some kind of masters or PhD. 

I will focus on my JD for now and think about an LL.M in the future. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Realistic School for me?
« on: June 19, 2004, 12:19:11 AM »
Enter you GPA and LSAT score here and see where you have opportunities to go.

Law School Admissions / Re: Community college
« on: June 18, 2004, 11:37:35 PM »
Jackie, no worries.  I don't think that the community college will hurt you.  Just keep your grades up and go to a good 4-year and keep your grades up there.  Schools will see that you went to GM for one year, went to a CC for one and back to a good 4-year school.  There are many reasons for this -- money, family emergency, etc.  Law schools will be looking for how well you did throughout school and the school you graduate with will have more wieght.  Plus, you did not fail out of GM, just had to move on for various reasons.

This is just my opinion though. Someone else on this board may have actually gone through this.

Law School Admissions / LL.M question
« on: June 18, 2004, 10:49:50 PM »
Okay, I have looked through this forum and can't find that much information about LL.M.  What are the advantages to getting an LL.M (besides spending several extra grand)?  Does it provide much advangage in the job market?  Can you teach at a 4-year college with a LL.M or do you need a J.S.D?  Do most people get a LL.M while getting a J.D. or do they take the program after finishing law school?


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