I'd love to have a look-see. PM or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Personal Statement / Re: First draft of PS done, anyone want to help edit (I will always edit others too)« on: December 28, 2005, 03:54:24 AM »
I'll read & edit--PM or email@example.com
« on: December 27, 2005, 05:52:23 PM »
I'm always happy to take a look. PM, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
« on: December 27, 2005, 05:50:42 PM »
*chuckle* who didn't like it? I've read loads of PS's, and yours is easily one of the best I've seen.
I'd keep it--unique, well-written, memorable, shows commitment--going for a more generic, safe topic will only make you a less memorable candidate. I vote to keep it!
« on: December 24, 2005, 11:50:30 PM »
ya, nerves + a 5 point jump aren't worth an addendum. You took it again and did a bit better. Even averaged, you're in the same "band" as your high score, eh? ;-) Really, not much point.
think of it this way--90+% of applicants send a resume. What will your app look like if you don't send one?
I've never heard of a law school saying not to send a resume.
My resume was 2 pages, but I've done quite a bit of stuff.
take some diagnostics--if you're scoring where you need to be scoring when timed (on real LSATs), go ahead and take it. If you're not scoring where you need to be, hold off and regroup. If you're comfy with logic now, age won't matter.
I think your set-up is ideal, though--if I were you. I'd set up the LSAC account, plan to take the LSAT, get teacher recommendations squared away and sent in to LSAC--have it all in there ready to go, so when you are ready to apply, you don't have to backtrack at all--you can just write an awesome PS about what you've been getting up to recently and submit your apps straight away when you're ready for law school.
I was trying to explain to my folks why I hadn't applied to many schools due to my numbers--I explained how the handful of students in my index range who were getting into this one law school were usually URMs who had done something like rescue orphans in Rwanda.
My mom's rejoinder: "Well, you built houses for Habitat for Humanity!"
...in highschool, 10 years ago--for *a week*.