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i feel like it sounds so artificial and plugged in if at the end of my essay i'm like, "I want to go to XXXX Law School to be a lawyer..."

Is it okay if I just leave it out and let my personal statement be a statement of a unique experience without the awkward and obvious plugin?

Law School Admissions / mention a new job?
« on: January 02, 2008, 08:28:55 PM »
i'm literally starting a new job on monday. should i add this in my application somewhere, either in the employment grid boxees that allow you to indicate the date started  or as an addendum?

Law School Admissions / put a failure on resume??....
« on: December 29, 2007, 03:57:42 PM »
two years ago i spent an entire summer setting up and starting up a nonprofit organization.  long story short, it didn't exactly take off... but i literally did not do ANYTHING else that summer. do i just leave that time slot blank or should i mention it anyway?

it seems yale doesn't really care if you send in the same PS as you did for other schools, but is the fact that it has no specified page limit, and that boalt's 4 page limit, serve as some kind of hint that i should be writing one specifically tailored to each of those schools?

Law School Admissions / Official Name on LSAC recommendations?
« on: December 25, 2007, 12:09:35 PM »
One of my recommendations was cosigned by a very distinguished professor but a grad student was the one who wrote it. Should I label my recommendations through LSAC with both names (John Smith and Jane Doe) or just the grad student's name? Just want to make sure the prof's name catches their eye but I don't want to be misleading...

Will sending materials into LSAC/Admissions Offices now or January 1st make a difference?  Or is it all going to be piling up anyway without any order?  Just trying to figure out whether I need to work through Christmas or not...

i can't get to the columbia law website right now for some reason.  but anyway, does it really make a difference if you use your lsdas LOR or the "recommended" lor form that columbia offers?  I feel bad about nagging my professors again, but will obviously do so if it actually makes a difference...

Studying for the LSAT / from a hopeful 170+er, to cancel or not...?
« on: December 06, 2007, 11:09:45 AM »
i'm still debating whether cancelling is a good idea for me or not - I am one of the many "I think I bombed RC"-ers.  with the whole "multiple score" policy these days, what is an "acceptable" FIRST score for T-14 schools, particularly HYSCC?? So far  think the lowest possible score i could have gotten on 12/1 was a 162-3 but i dont know if (worst case scenario) that would be a huge turnoff to HYSCC.

i DEFINITELY know the following:
-5 on LR (i am fearing several unknowns though...)
-2 on RC (but this whole f-ing section is a blur so unless a miracle happens i'm sure that these are not the ONLY ones i got wrong)
- so far im pretty sure i aced games

HOWEVER, taking into account possible careless errors on LG, and potential/probable extra careless errors on both LR/RC, I find myself at -18 or so.

My last several PTs were 172-176 so this was DEFINITELY a bad day for me, and I know I can eventually get a 170+ score on a retake, but i don't know if it's a wise idea to keep this one especially when I know I've already gotten so many wrong so far and have room to do worse than that.  While this "room" might be coming from paranoia... I don't want to be sorry in the long run.  Advice anyone???

or do you have to wait until it's officially released as a publication?

Studying for the LSAT / do all T14 schools take the higher score now?
« on: December 02, 2007, 04:50:18 AM »
anyone have a list of the T14 schools that definitely take the higher score?  i am especially curious about HYS.

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