basketball law guy wrote:
I am finishing my 3rd year UG. I am taking the LSAT in October. I want to work on my personal statement, applications, Why? essays, etc. this summer. I will start basketball workouts in September and my Sep-Dec will be hell with school, basketball, applications, studying for the LSAT and the LSAT. My current GPA is 3.95. I will spend my summer studying for the LSAT, working 12-20 hours per week and my basketball workouts.
My question- should I use basketball as a theme in my personal statement? It is a part of who I am and it has paid for college. My strength has been time management- balancing the basketball requirements and school. Or do you think this would be a little goofy and maybe just stick to the basics. Stand out and take a risk or maybe blend in and sprinkle in some references? I have not started any drafts but just curious what you would think? I am unsure as to what law schools I will be applying. I was just thinking about Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa but some of my instructors want me to stretch it to the limit. I know the LSAT will determine where I apply. Thanks for any suggestions and guidance. All criticism welcome.
Don't worry about your personal statement, with your GPA if you kill the LSAT -and I mean really study - you can use the self-study resources here instead of paying for a whole course, you will have options beyond your dreams right now.
I think that basketball would be fine, but you can always write a draft and post it here for comments as well.
But-- STUDY FOR THE LSAT!!!