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Law School Applications / Personal Admissions Variables
« on: November 01, 2004, 02:58:02 PM »
Hey all,

I was thinking about how I believe my application has several 'unique' things that will help in the admissions process, and then I remembered that no one is special and everyone has crap like this.  So, that got me thinking; what is the special stuff that everyone thinks is going to help them standout?  I'm curious to see how many of our 'singular' traits are really common.

I'll list a few of mine:
Engineering Major w/ high gpa
Varsity Hockey Player
Paper in pre-publication


Law School Applications / Engineering UGPA Usage
« on: October 31, 2004, 06:29:47 PM »
Hey all,

I have seen mentions in other posts that schools *may* place emphasis on the difficulty of an engineering degree when evaluating the UGPA.  I believe someone even quoted Northwestern's adcom as saying a 3.3 engineering GPA was equivalent to something like a 3.8 non-engineering gpa.  My question is, how likely is it for this same 'increased' interpretation to be used if you have, say, a 3.92 engineering GPA? Is this boost more of an equating for people with low GPA? 

Anything to compensate for a 162 :)

Recommendations / Re: To send or not to send letter
« on: October 28, 2004, 12:39:03 AM »
So funny, so true, yet so sad.

On a happy note, my applications are done and sent!

Law School Applications / Re: Thank you card for recommender
« on: October 26, 2004, 05:53:22 PM »
Wow, maybe I overdid it.  I bought one a $15 box of Godiva chocolates because they are her favorite, and I bought the other about a pound of sausage mail order from France becuase he lived there last year and always raves about the sausage over there and how he can't get it here.

The letters better rock :)

Law School Applications / When can I send my apps
« on: October 26, 2004, 04:33:32 AM »
Hey all,

I'm using the LSACD to do my applications.  I have completed the apps, including writing my PS and addenda etc.  My LOR are sent to LSAC, as are my transcripts, all of which are in the magic processing backlog.  When can I actually transmit my applications to the schools?  Do I have to wait until LSAC finishes processing, or can I send them now, and hope LSAC takes care of the rest with the processing?


Law School Applications / Re: Addendum for LSAT?
« on: October 23, 2004, 03:49:38 PM »
I'm going to go out on a limb and say you could write one, but it probably won't matter either way.  The school is going to evaluate the scores however they want, most likely regardless of what you say.  Especially since the scores are similar.  Nice score jump, though.

Personal Statement / Re: Hard luck personal statements
« on: October 20, 2004, 02:32:46 PM »
I agree with the pure gold sentiment in regard to your situation.  I caught the rough end of a large university policy in my ass for doing the right thing, and have struggled with hazing reform for fraternities on a national level, and I use these difficult situations to highlight how it has defined my character (ya, it sounds dramatic, blah blah).  Not everyone meets Nelson Mandela, but everyone has conflicting situations.  You could make your situation far more interesting than meeting Mandela if you approach it correctly and write it well.

My $0.02.

Personal Statement / Re: Want to Trade and Read Personal Statements???
« on: October 14, 2004, 09:41:13 PM »
I'll read it.  email and I'll send you mine.

Personal Statement / Personal Statement / Addendum proofread
« on: October 13, 2004, 10:16:12 PM »

I have finished the first drafts of my PS and my addendum for an academic misconduct charge (,10573.0.html).  Is anyone available to proof them for me?  They haven't been through my harem of english profs yet, so there should be alot to complain about.  Specifically, I am interested in opinions on how I attacked my unique situation.  I would be more than happy to return the favor.


Personal Statement / Re: Addendum- Is this an acceptable reason??
« on: October 07, 2004, 06:45:07 PM »
I'm not so sure that saying you wanted to challenge yourself is the best angle.  What I see in that situation is, this kid almost died, then wanted to challenge himself?  Nah.

I think you should go with 'taking an aggressive graduation schedule' and working extra hard to meet you goal.

Just my $0.02.

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