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Re: Thoughts, suggestions on "Excellence" as a topic?

Postby Columbia Law » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:19 pm

Bro, what's your LSAT? Unless you have a 175+ and a 3.9+, you're not even close to the best and you'll be laughed at.

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Re: Thoughts, suggestions on "Excellence" as a topic?

Postby cinefile 17 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:32 pm

First response- it seems a little arrogant to write a personal statement about how you are the best or strive for excellence. Also, unoriginal. Who doesn't want to be excellent?

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Re: Thoughts, suggestions on "Excellence" as a topic?

Postby James Bond » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:18 pm

If you were concerned with "excellence" you wouldn't be going to law school

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Re: Thoughts, suggestions on "Excellence" as a topic?

Postby dakatz » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:26 pm

Obsession with being the best? OP, that will not distinguish you from a single applicant. It will likely come off as cliched and arrogant. The schools want to see excellence. If you have to tell it, then you already have a problem. Also, while schools want to see accomplished individuals who strive for excellence, there is still something to be said for humility as a trait of a well-rounded person. It would be hard to show any scrap of humility if you are forcing the "I strive to be the best" thing down the adcom's throat.

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Re: Thoughts, suggestions on "Excellence" as a topic?

Postby antonin » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:15 pm

jd20132013 wrote:I know that this topic has to be cliched. However, when I think about what defines me, I keep coming back to the fact that I'm obsessed with being the best or "figuring out the game", so to speak, in whatever I do.

I know that I am going to tie this into my acute medical experience I suffered during high school, but are there any other tips in making a PS about excellence,(insert synonyms here) stand out?


You are not striving for the best if this is what you are coming up with.




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