World's most boring PS

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rinkrat19
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World's most boring PS

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:42 am

I'm not aiming for HYS or even T20, just Lewis & Clark. (3.56 LSDAS GPA & what I hope will be a high 160s-low 170s LSAT.)

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God, I hate it. But I can't think of anything more interesting to write about. No major life adversity overcome, no outstanding softs. My mom died when I was 23, but that didn't spur me to try for law school, 8 years later.

Is it "meh, good enough," or not even that? (Honestly, I'm just hoping to achieve mediocrity at this point. I loathe this entire PS requirement with the heat of a supernova.)

[EDIT] I thought of adding some brief little anecdotes about growing up granola (quite literally, as most of the specifics I can remember from early childhood revolve around the health food from the co-op my mother helped run when I was little), but I'm not sure if they'd add anything useful beyond making my parents sound even more like raging hippies.
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Re: World's most boring PS

Postby Adjudicator » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:48 am

Well, I can only speak for myself and I'm just a 0L. But I like it, it seems down to earth and genuine, to me, and coherently written. I think Lewis & Clark will like it.

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Re: World's most boring PS

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:55 am

CHANGE: The word "promised" as law schools are very concerned about lack of employment for their graduates. "The entry level jobs we were promised as freshmen..."

Overall, this is a well done personal statement. I found it to be genuine, convincing & overflowing with maturity.
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Re: World's most boring PS

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:56 am

Adjudicator wrote:Well, I can only speak for myself and I'm just a 0L. But I like it, it seems down to earth and genuine, to me, and coherently written. I think Lewis & Clark will like it.


Hey, coherence is good! :D Thanks.

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Re: World's most boring PS

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:57 am

CanadianWolf wrote:CHANGE: The word "promised" as law schools are very concerned about lack of employment for their graduates. "The entry level jobs we were promised as freshmen..."

Overall, this is a well done personal statement. I found it to be genuine, convincing & overflowing with maturity.


Very good point, thanks. I'll rephrase something there.

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Re: World's most boring PS

Postby billyez » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:01 am

I concur with Adjudicator and CanadianWolf's sentiment. It's appears to be quite genuine and is very focused on a single issue that is well developed.

Also, I take this opportunity to repeat what regulars here have had to say often that it's become a reflex; you don't need to have to overcome some major life adversity to write a strong PS. You just need to show (utilizing good writing techniques) the adcomm's a piece of who you are - I think this PS is proof of that.

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Re: World's most boring PS

Postby existenz » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:35 pm

If you got a low 170s LSAT why would you go to L&C???

Also, if you are set on L&C and got a 170 LSAT, they'd give you a full ride even if you sent your PS in crayon.

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Re: World's most boring PS

Postby Jackie O » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:45 pm

existenz wrote:If you got a low 170s LSAT why would you go to L&C???

Also, if you are set on L&C and got a 170 LSAT, they'd give you a full ride even if you sent your PS in crayon.

hah - a PS in crayon! You wouldn't even have to bother writing a PS - I would probably just write "I like you, do you like me? Circle yes and accept me if you do."

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Re: World's most boring PS

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:31 pm

existenz wrote:If you got a low 170s LSAT why would you go to L&C???


I live here and work full time, and I'm not going to move or quit my job. So L&C it is.

existenz wrote:Also, if you are set on L&C and got a 170 LSAT, they'd give you a full ride even if you sent your PS in crayon.


That's what I'm hoping! (For both the 170 and the scholarship money). :)




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