Are you having trouble starting?.........

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Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby sophia.olive » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:59 pm

OK I will compile some introductions for those of you trying to come up with a PS.
Hopefully others will contribute........



1. When I saw vultures over head, I went to the roof of the building and untied the three school girls,...........

2. "Thats what she said" echoed off the precipitous cliffs of Mt. Kilimanjaro............

3. When I realized that the rape victim was describing me to the police, I knew I would have to follow him home. Oddly, this was the begining of a long freindship and sparked my desire to become a laywer.........

4. Though I started the fire that was burning down my house on purpose, I felt bad when I realized I forgot about the baby...................

Hopefully, you can just complete the story and GET THAT PS IN!!!!
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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby PinkCow » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:05 pm

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby Sandro » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:29 pm

8. Fourscore and seven years ago ....

9. December 7th, 1941, a day that will live in infamy

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby ohlawl » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:34 pm

10. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was ...
11. Ever since I was 3 I have loved to argue with people, ...
12. 9/11 was a hoax because ...

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby PinkCow » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:46 pm

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Postby 12262010 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:52 pm

16. It all started with a simple children's toy.

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby icouldbuyu » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:53 pm

17. My Grandma's dying words were...

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Postby PinkCow » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:01 pm

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby CCoolidge » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:10 pm

34. I have a belly button

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby sophia.olive » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:41 am

20. The Lakers won, that means I won $4500. Unfortunetly I was 7 months behind on child support......

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Postby mst » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:29 am

"Hi, I'm Elle Woods, and this is my law school admissions video!"

"loohcS waL dravraH ot og ot t'naw I yhw s'taht dnA"

"Welcome aboard my personal statement! Please ensure that all hands and arms are inside the margins at all times, and that you're seatbelt is firmly tightened. Remember, you must be 170 lsat's high and weigh between 36 and 40 kilo-gpa's to ride! In case of emergency, please contact the law school admissions council for more information."
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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:39 am

"Wow, you're really good at arguing, have you ever thought about going to law school" her words continued to echo through my head as a stepped off the plane. That's when I knew this was going to be so much more than month long trip studying abroad in Paris, if was going to change my life forever.

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Postby mst » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:55 am

D. H2Oman wrote:"Wow, you're really good at arguing, have you ever thought about going to law school" her words continued to echo through my head as a stepped off the plane. That's when I knew this was going to be so much more than month long trip studying abroad in Paris, if was going to change my life forever.


PERFECT. The arguing cliche, the that's when I knew cliche, AND the study abroad cliche all packed together in one neat opening paragraph!

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby PinkCow » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:05 am

Throw in something about justice and you're pretty much a shoe-in at HYS.

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby strawberryfanta » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:20 am

D. H2Oman wrote:"Wow, you're really good at arguing, have you ever thought about going to law school" her words continued to echo through my head as a stepped off the plane. That's when I knew this was going to be so much more than month long trip studying abroad in Paris, if was going to change my life forever.


Very credited!

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby sophia.olive » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:10 pm

"Wanna see a snake coming out of the grass," I told my cousin, before I knew she was my cousin...........

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Postby AUC2MIC » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:26 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:"Wow, you're really good at arguing, have you ever thought about going to law school" her words continued to echo through my head as a stepped off the plane. That's when I knew this was going to be so much more than month long trip studying abroad in Paris, if was going to change my life forever.


ahahahha awesome :D

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby ohlawl » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:29 pm

Here is a demo Y250: "I love money. See you next year!"

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby PostHawk » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:51 pm

As I walked out of the theater my life was changed forever, I knew I had to stop Keanu Reeves from ever starring in a movie again...

I was watching an episode of Walker Texas Ranger when...

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby mala2 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:32 pm

thanks for the laughs :lol:

1. I had a really hard life growing up in the affluent suburbs of [insert city here]
2. My parents' divorce changed my life
3. The economy is really bad right now so I thought I'd try out law school
4. I love community service and saving all the poor people who aren't as affluent and culturally developed as me (ug I really really hate the little rich kids who think they are saving the world crap)

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby Shooter » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:34 pm

This thread is the greatest ever.

I have nothing to contribute beyond that.

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby jarofsoup » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:39 pm

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby jarofsoup » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:54 pm

When I realized that the rape victim was describing me to the police, I knew I would have to follow him home. Oddly, this was the begining of a long freindship and sparked my desire to become a laywer.........

this is very weird

I got one.

In March of 2009 i was sitting on my toilet. I feel in. For the next 72 hours I would struggle to survive. My ass submerged in 3 gallons of water hopelessly screaming for help. From this experience I have gaine the strengh, and persistant that demonstrates that I would make a good attorney

I also love personal statements that talk about run ins with the law.

Like:

The sheriff had the cold rifle butt against my forehead. He began to speak and said, "Boy, pull up your pants, and step away from the goat." I had always had a problem with drinking, but in I had hit rock bottem.....

There is one personal statement in the archieves about some one in a feritility clinic and the intro makes it seem like she is shooting drugs in the bathroom of a doctors office.

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby PinkCow » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:06 pm

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Re: Are you having trouble starting?.........

Postby PostHawk » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:22 pm

30. Chuck Norris told me to go to law school. <<< whole personal statement right there

31. "I laughed as I pulled the knife from Nicole Brown Simpson's body..."




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