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Law School Applications / Re: George Washington Full Scholarship
« on: November 06, 2007, 05:28:54 PM »
so is there a catch to that deal? i've seen so much on this board about "beware the scholarship" due to curves meaning some people will lose it if it's based on grades.

i don't see any further info on the site or the app that says anything about keeping the scholarship.

Personal Statement / Re: pls!
« on: November 05, 2007, 09:53:34 PM »
cool ideas - thanks for sharing   :D


Go have a beer (or tea or wine or whatever) and calm down.  I've been there myself.  You just have to give your a brain a rest.


thank you both for your replies!

maybe someone can help me.

i get all inspired and excited about an idea.  i go to the computer. i start writing.  i get a paragraph or two or three. then i think, wow, this isn't going anywhere positive! how is this going to show the adcomm i am law school material? 

i started to write about an ethical dilemna i faced in a job, but then it got too complicated to keep short but didn't make sense without extra detail.

then i tried writing about no one in my family has gone to college or even graduated from college.  but then it just didn't seem quite right.

everything ends up sounding forced. i even tried several times just writing whatever came into my head. and that didn't work either. i got all kinds of ideas but they didn't pan out.

as far as i can tell, finishing this semester without imploding will be a great accomplishment. i have 19 credits and my cat won't stop meowing at me.

my boyfriend is upset that all i seem to talk about is either school or applying to law school and none of my friends have a clue about this.  they just say nice things like "oh, you're so smart! you'll get in, don't worry!" get into cooley, maybe! ha.

i'm usually a pretty good writer. and lord knows i like to talk about myself.  i' m thinking maybe i need to stop thinking about it for a few weeks and give my brain a rest.

ok, so i've started like eight different drafts of my ps and all on various topics.
but i get done the first paragraph and i'm like, hmm, where am i going with this?

i've read great books about it and lots of great samples. i know i need to show is not apparent from my resume and app, what i would like the adcomms to know about me.

i think that everything i write will make them go "hmm..nope" after the first paragraph. it's just not interesting!!!!

ok, i'm done now. just needed to vent.  :P

Law School Applications / who wants to read a resume?
« on: October 31, 2007, 12:24:03 AM »
any takers?

that's pretty much it.  couldn't find a thread about it or an answer on google.

hadn't thought of that - the legal status thing.

i'll call my uncle and ask. i don't think she has anything like that because i don't think she gets any gov't money except SS and i'm not sure she gets that either (born in 1925). 

thanks for the idea!

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