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Law School Admissions / Re: High LSAT/Low GPA - My story
« on: June 03, 2005, 10:36:18 AM »
Re: LoR W analysis

W here.

I sent Hunter my letter a couple of weeks ago because I'd happened upon and read this thread and was quite impressed.

Hunter provided me with two other resources that helped me write my LoR that he didn't mention:

Thanks for the extra analysis, Whammer!

Law School Admissions / Re: High LSAT/Low GPA - My story
« on: June 03, 2005, 10:35:12 AM »
The schools that rejected you are nuts.


Law School Admissions / Re: High LSAT/Low GPA - My story
« on: June 02, 2005, 06:13:26 AM »
LoR W analysis

I originally asked W to write a LoR because I needed two of them for some schools, and I thought he could reflect on my bad grades the first time in college.

Looking back, it was a bad idea to ask him to write the letter for this reason. Luckily for me, he didn't just talk about bad grades. The LoR he wrote is much closer to what I should have asked him to write.

Since he has known me for so long, he was able to talk about my growth and character. This perspective was a unique perspective among my LoR; even better, it had information that was not contained in any other part of my application.

I still think that people should be very cautious when asking a friend to write a LoR, but I think that this one worked well for me.

Law School Admissions / Re: High LSAT/Low GPA - My story
« on: June 01, 2005, 12:39:07 PM »
This post is awesome! I am also reapplying this year for Fall 06' admissions. I need to re-work my personal statement. Would you mind looking at my original PS? Any feedback would be appreciated.   :)

Thanks for all your time & energy on this...You have been a huge help...

Thanks; sure, I will read your PS.

Law School Admissions / Re: High LSAT/Low GPA - My story
« on: May 23, 2005, 01:21:30 PM »
Thank you for all of the kind words. The support and encouragement has made this thread more than worth my time.

Law School Admissions / Re: High LSAT/Low GPA - My story
« on: May 23, 2005, 10:10:25 AM »
I hope you will accept the following as constructive criticism. One part of your original PS that may not have helped you was the second to last paragraph:

I have many things to offer to the classroom. My enthusiasm for learning and tendency to ask probing questions combine to make me a natural leader in the classroom. Furthermore, my developed analytical skills and willingness to hold a well-reasoned position, even if it is unpopular, will contribute to the diversity of the school.

Based on what I've read on this board and in other places, law school professors and to an even greater extent law school students are not fond of students who "ask probing questions" or "are leaders in the classroom." In law school, that is the professor's job. I imagine that a great many law students have these qualities; I know I do. My guess is that those are qualities that we best suppress in law school, at least during class, unless we are interested in becoming very unpopular. I trust you have discoverd this by now too, but I thought I would mention it just in case.

It was not my intention to sound like I wanted to take over the professorís role. As a former instructor (and of course, student), I enjoyed classes with students that asked questions much more than classes that were all silent.

I also donít plan to be the person that makes comments all the time. I do plan to ask questions when I have them. I am going to school specifically to learn, and I will ask questions when I don't understand the material. At the same time, I hope not to annoy everyone else!

Thanks for the input. I probably could have made that section a little more clear.

Law School Admissions / Re: My new PS - tell me what you think
« on: May 20, 2005, 09:03:01 AM »
After looking at the results of my letters of interest, I don't think they helped me very much. At best, they got me waitlisted at some of the schools. So, it's not really worth the time to post them.

Good luck to everyone!

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Actually, don't use your PS for this. I have a low GPA also. Since you are still in school, I highly recommend getting a 4.0 or as close as possible these last two semesters. Besides that, you can look at my mistakes/success in this thread,33427.0.html

Law School Admissions / Re: My new PS - tell me what you think
« on: May 18, 2005, 03:35:23 PM »
This thread proves that you have the ability and perserverance to succeed no matter where you attend law school.  Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

You are the second poster to say something like this. I didn't realize that I put more effort into this process than other people, but maybe I did. Certainly, if I had not continued to refine my application, I would be attending South Texas or DePaul instead of Chicago-Kent. Although some people on this board don't see this as a step up, it is for me.

I did hear from Georgetown today. They rejected my reconsideration. Oh well, I had to try.

I still have to talk about the last part of the application process. I wrote letters of interest to many of the schools. It was a complex letter, and I'll talk about it soon. I am not sure how much it helped; I haven't analyzed the results yet.

Law School Admissions / Re: My new PS - tell me what you think
« on: May 17, 2005, 09:04:21 AM »
Schools that only saw my old PS:
  • University of Houston - Rejected
  • Texas - Rejected
  • George Washington - Rejected
  • Miami - Rejected
  • UC-Boulder - Rejected
  • Yale - Rejected
  • Valparaiso - Waitlisted
  • DePaul - Accepted
  • Cooley - Accepted
  • Florida Coastal - Accepted

Schools that saw both my new and old PS
  • Harvard - Rejected
  • George Mason - Waitlisted
  • San Diego - Waitlisted
  • South Texas - Accepted
  • NIU - Accepted

Schools that only saw my new PS
  • Oklahoma - Rejected
  • Illinois - Waitlisted
  • Rutgers - Camden - Accepted
  • Arkansas - Fayetteville - Accepted
  • Denver - Accepted
  • Quinnipiac - Accepted
  • Chicago- Kent - Accepted

I think my second attempt at the addendums and PS was much better than my first attempt.

Georgetown only saw my first PS. I recently sent this new one in and asked them to reconsider. I have not heard back yet.

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