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Re: Is it possible to impress the admission dept.??
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2007, 11:40:42 AM »
interview or make the effort to speak to a member of the adcomm and impress them that way.  I'm sure its why I got into NU

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Re: Is it possible to impress the admission dept.??
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2007, 11:48:45 AM »
Different things for different schools. Some schools absolutely hate it when applicants call their offices AT ALL with questions or additional info. Other schools will bump up a student when they receive contact from them as it shows them that you are interested and would accept an offer to attend. Just check out the board on success stories and try and determine where your prospective school lies.

Where is the board on success stories? I must be just missing it

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Re: Is it possible to impress the admission dept.??
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2007, 12:05:22 PM »
Personal statement.  Knock it out of the park and you will stand out.

Just ask Data...3.low/165 and Yale Law School Class of 2010.

You need more than just an awesome PS. Here's how Data got into Yale with a 3.2/165:

1) Started a popular travel website.
2) Has a Masters degree with a 4.0 Grad GPA
3) Has a documented learning disability (ADD?)
4) Wrote about how he OVERCAME said disability to do #1&2 in his PS.

Basically, you need to be non-boring and accomplish more than your higher-scoring peers.
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Re: Is it possible to impress the admission dept.??
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2007, 12:10:39 PM »
Personal statement.  Knock it out of the park and you will stand out.

Just ask Data...3.low/165 and Yale Law School Class of 2010.

Yeah but Data also started a popoular travel Internet company...I would say thats pretty unique.

As for the OP, I don't think there is much that you can do, like an activity or something that will boost you up and really impress the admissions. Adcomms like unique backgrounds & diversity in addition to strong LSAT/GPA...Most things  that fall under that category cannot simply be "added" to your resume...They take a lifetime (or at least a long time) to shape your experience/character.


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Re: Is it possible to impress the admission dept.??
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2007, 12:13:34 PM »
1) start a non profit

2)volunteering is not overrated...it isn't impressive because everyone does it, but not doing it would look bad ESP if you do have the traveling in europe that you mentioned before or anything else that would imply that you come from a priviledged background

but really, start a non-profit
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Re: Is it possible to impress the admission dept.??
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2007, 01:13:17 PM »
Different things for different schools. Some schools absolutely hate it when applicants call their offices AT ALL with questions or additional info. Other schools will bump up a student when they receive contact from them as it shows them that you are interested and would accept an offer to attend. Just check out the board on success stories and try and determine where your prospective school lies.

Where is the board on success stories? I must be just missing it

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I have been on this board for 3 years and have seen a number of success stories in the past - mainly involving WLs in the latter months of summer. You can probably do a search of old threads in the "Waitlist" section of LSD for more info. Again, this will probably be school-specific strategies.
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