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APPLYING FOR SECOND TIME!!! help

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APPLYING FOR SECOND TIME!!! help
« on: October 04, 2007, 12:49:03 PM »
  ???  can I use the same LOR? Would it still be on file? I applied just last year and didn't get in..

alternatively....

if i can't use the same exact LOR.... can I have the SAME person write a different LOR??
Will they check?
  :'(

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Re: APPLYING FOR SECOND TIME!!! help
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2007, 12:50:33 PM »
Sorry more questions....


say I can't use the same letter or the same person... ( been out of school and in workforce for almost 10 years now)..
can I use two people from the same office?


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Re: APPLYING FOR SECOND TIME!!! help
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2007, 12:46:22 AM »
Ok some questions...

Have your numbers changed at all? Are you applying significantly earlier than last time? Are you doing a new PS? A Why X statement? Other things differently? New work experience?

The same LORs should be fine if you have something else different to add. Although you may want to get a second opinion on that.

This is round 2 for me too. No numbers increase.... but applying 4-6 months earlier (depending on school), new PS, new job as legal assistant, and 2 new LORs. We'll see how it goes.

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Re: APPLYING FOR SECOND TIME!!! help
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2007, 12:53:55 AM »
Oh, and yes, they would most likely still have it on file.

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Re: APPLYING FOR SECOND TIME!!! help
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2007, 12:57:21 AM »
I would try to get a new LOR, and definitely write a new PS. Update your resume and explain how you spent your year.




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Re: APPLYING FOR SECOND TIME!!! help
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2007, 07:12:54 PM »
Thanks guys! great advice!...
goodluck pennylane :)

Re: APPLYING FOR SECOND TIME!!! help
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2007, 08:47:49 PM »
2.17 GPA, 157 LSAT

Possible URM.

At first I thought your recommendations might have been not so good.  But looking at your numbers, you might not be applying to the right range of schools.

I checked LawSchoolNumbers, and looked at the schools that people with similar numbers got into.  They were all Tier 4 schools.  So you've got a shot.  I would recommend applying to several schools, like a handful of Tier 3 and 4 schools, and maybe a couple of reaches in the 80 - 100 range of the Tier 2.  US News and World Report will list the schools for free on their website.

Good luck!

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Re: APPLYING FOR SECOND TIME!!! help
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2007, 05:59:16 PM »
yeah..truth is.. i'm asking for a friend of mine..forgot i had my stats from before up..oops.. i'm a 3L in a tier 3 school..my friend is looking at a tier 4 school which is actually pretty competitive because it's in manhattan... stats are high gpa..low lsat.  thanks tho happypeople..