LSAT addendum

(Personal Statement Examples, Advice, Critique, . . . )
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:24 am

LSAT addendum

Postby wicked3287 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:38 am

Can anyone give me thoughts on my LSAT addendum? Think the below is appropriate and sufficient? Thanks so much for the help!

Upon graduation from Union College in June 2009, I moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to explore different opportunities for employment as well as personal development. In August 2010 I started full-time work for Baker & McKenzie, Vietnam’s largest and most prestigious law firm. While the work for Baker Vietnam is incredibly fulfilling intellectually and has played a prominent role in my decision to pursue a career in law, it is also quite time-consuming and demanding. My role of Business Development Coordinator allows for constant direct communication with the Partners in Vietnam and in the Asia-Pacific region, and due to the constant need for market strategy, my workload is heavy and consistent, averaging about 50 hours, seven days a week.

Soon after joining Baker & McKenzie I was fully convinced that law school was the path of further study that I wanted to pursue. I began studying for the LSAT many months prior to the June exam, however my intense work schedule made it incredibly difficult to devote long periods of time to studying. Moreover, my Vietnamese colleagues did not have a solid understanding on the importance of this exam, and therefore did not alter the workload I was assigned to. Working seven days a week at times for projects for Baker, the rest of my time was almost solely devoted to the LSAT.

Thus I would like to take this opportunity to point out that while my LSAT score, at 153, is not as high as many other applicants, my dedication and commitment to my work with Baker & McKenzie highlights my supreme interest in law. Furthermore, my undergraduate transcript indicates my consistent performance in academia; each year I was enrolling in more difficult and demanding courses while maintaining my high level of performance.

I believe that my great strengths in relevant factors help to emphasize the qualities of a successful, determined individual with a strong desire for a career in law. In spite of my LSAT score that does not reflect my full capabilities, I’m certain I will be a fine contributor to your program. I look forward to your positive response.

User avatar
Posts: 315
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:31 pm

Re: LSAT addendum

Postby theadvancededit » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:30 pm

Your addendum is fine but, is there any chance of you retaking?

Posts: 964
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:54 pm

Re: LSAT addendum

Postby Curious1 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:32 pm

Jesus Baker has an office in Vietnam? It IS the Wal-Mart of biglaw...

Return to “Law School Personal Statements”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.