I just found this board, and it looks pretty active and friendly, so I'd like to ask your advice about writing my PS. I have some idea what to write about, but nothing too in-depth though. Anyway, here are the topics I'm thinking about:
1. I've been volunteering as a court-appointed special advocate with kids in foster care for nearly 2 yrs. This involves issues like placement, services, possible reunification with parents, appearing in court for each hearing, and a few other things. It's what's really solidified my decision to go to LS, even though I'd been considering it for a few yrs.
2. I've been working at a major wireless communications company as an electrical engineer for nearly 3 yrs now, since graduating from college. We have a decent-sized legal dept, especially patent lawyers, and although I've never invented anything myself, I've worked with people who have, and know enough about it to seriously consider going into patent law.
3. I'm a first-generation immigrant, having moved originally to Canada when I was 15 and then to the US. I didn't really struggle much, because I adapt well to most situations, so I don't know what I can do with this topic. However, if I've to write about obstacles I've faced, this is pretty much the only thing.
4. Maybe I can combine #1 and #3, and say that having worked with these kids, I saw first-hand what some families go through, and then talk about my own family and the struggles we faced as a family (although not I personally), and what I learnt from this -- although I don't know how to tie this in with LS.
So, any help would be most appreciated. Due to visa issues, I was originally planning to go to LS in Fall '06, but now that most of those issues are resolved, I've decided very recently to apply for next year. As a result, I'm hardly prepared for the Oct LSAT, and can only take it in Dec. Also, I've seen a lot of you posting your LSDAS GPA here. Where did you get that from? Did you already send your transcripts to LSAC and they calculated it?