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Chances and luck

Chances and luck
« on: March 19, 2004, 01:10:21 PM »
I did not do very well on the LSAT (as a matter of fact, I did horrible),but I decided that I will apply to see what happens. The LSAT was my first stand. test in the United States and in my life (I am from Bulgaria), so I guess it was not exactly what I expected. Anyways, I came to America 4 years ago (I barely spoke English), and right know I am getting my B.A. in Business. My GPA is 3.7, and for the past five semesters I had 4.0. To make the long story short, after looking at the data on the www.lsac.org about # of applicants, a# of admitted to particular schools etc, I thought that I have a better chance at top schools rather than Tier 4. I applied to Berkeley, USF, USD...for example in 2002/2003 27 people applied with my stats at Berkeley and 1 was admitted. That gives me hope because it could be me!!!
I was a law student in Bulgaria but I hated it because the education system over there is in complete chaos after communism ended, the professors are corrupted and it simply SUCKS!26,000 people applied and they accepted 100 women.
I really hope US law schools are better because if I get dissapointed again, I don't think I can take it :'( :'( :'(
So far I haven't heard anything from the schools that I applied to. I sent my apps in mid-January, I went complete in the beginning of February, so...who knows

Dum spiro spero
(As long as I breathe, I hope)
Oh, I learned 6 languages in Bulgaria (3 of them are dead languages, but..it still counts hehehehe)

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Re: Chances and luck
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2004, 01:19:19 PM »
Good Luck to you!!  ;D

Re: Chances and luck
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2004, 10:10:07 PM »
Your bulgaria law school story may be (probably was) good for your personal statement on overcoming adversity, etc.

Good luck

I did not do very well on the LSAT (as a matter of fact, I did horrible),but I decided that I will apply to see what happens. The LSAT was my first stand. test in the United States and in my life (I am from Bulgaria), so I guess it was not exactly what I expected. Anyways, I came to America 4 years ago (I barely spoke English), and right know I am getting my B.A. in Business. My GPA is 3.7, and for the past five semesters I had 4.0. To make the long story short, after looking at the data on the www.lsac.org about # of applicants, a# of admitted to particular schools etc, I thought that I have a better chance at top schools rather than Tier 4. I applied to Berkeley, USF, USD...for example in 2002/2003 27 people applied with my stats at Berkeley and 1 was admitted. That gives me hope because it could be me!!!
I was a law student in Bulgaria but I hated it because the education system over there is in complete chaos after communism ended, the professors are corrupted and it simply SUCKS!26,000 people applied and they accepted 100 women.
I really hope US law schools are better because if I get dissapointed again, I don't think I can take it :'( :'( :'(
So far I haven't heard anything from the schools that I applied to. I sent my apps in mid-January, I went complete in the beginning of February, so...who knows

Dum spiro spero
(As long as I breathe, I hope)
Oh, I learned 6 languages in Bulgaria (3 of them are dead languages, but..it still counts hehehehe)

ruskiegirl

Re: Chances and luck
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2004, 10:29:10 PM »
Your diverse ethnic and cultural background will help you at Berkeley.  I am Russian and got in with a 157/3.9.  If your personal statement is strong, I would say you have a decent chance there.

Re: Chances and luck
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2004, 02:29:04 AM »
I did not do very well on the LSAT (as a matter of fact, I did horrible),but I decided that I will apply to see what happens.

Can we ask what your LSAT numbers were?

Karen W.