Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

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acdisagod
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Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

Postby acdisagod » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:17 pm

Considering using this in a LOCI/Why X to one of my schools. Opinions? Will it make me stand out in a good way or a very bad way.

"Of course, the most important factor in deciding where to go to law school is the weather. While law school students and admission officers share nothing but reverence and adoration for the U.S. News rankings, we know they are still flawed as while they rank schools by median LSAT, they do not rank them by median degrees Fahrenheit. After living in London and upstate New York for four years, it is time to get out of the cold. The friendly mocking this winter of other law schools by School X's law students has furthered my conviction that I do not want to spend the next three years under a mountain of snow."

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Re: Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:58 pm

Yes, too risky. I figure if i have to write one those I research what the school finds important (PI, diversity, specific practice of law, their prized clinical program or whatever) and go from there. Even if it isn't entirely genuine (try for somewhat...don't lie), if you're writing a LOCI, you don't have much to lose.

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Re: Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:05 am

Not risky, just a bad idea. This makes you sound either not serious about the admissions process (bad) or way too concerned with the weather (also bad).

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Re: Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

Postby set88 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:06 am

^^ I agree, make it sound like you actually care about something the school prides itself on.

Remember what they say about personal statements, humor usually falls flat.... That was cute but I can't see it doing ANY good for you.

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Re: Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

Postby BruceBarr » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:07 am

fucking awesome loci.


but dont do it.

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Re: Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

Postby BruceBarr » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:09 am

Make it professional, why the school wants YOU, why YOU want the SCHOOL, and why choosing you is a great idea because of what you offer the school. All the while be super humble and professional.

It's tough, but a good LOCI can make the difference. One guy on here got into 3 schools he was held/WL'd because of a good LOCI.

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Re: Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

Postby acdisagod » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:17 am

Ok, thanks a lot for the input. I'll probably pass on this paragraph then. I just got a little desperate since my first (and only) four decisions were waitlists.

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Re: Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

Postby BruceBarr » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:46 am

Oh jeez... sorry to hear that. No safeties huh? Well make sure to not get risky then. Make it really professional and to the point. And request a phone interview as well. And pick one and let them know that if accepted, you WILL go.

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Re: Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

Postby BruceBarr » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:49 am

acdisagod wrote:Ok, thanks a lot for the input. I'll probably pass on this paragraph then. I just got a little desperate since my first (and only) four decisions were waitlists.


Your profile says:

Highest LSAT: 171
GPA: 3.6


Where are you waiting to hear back from?

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Re: Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

Postby acdisagod » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:50 am

Waitlisted at Gtown and BC, deferred ED at NYU and put in reserved group at Columbia. Waiting to here back from rest of schools in profile.

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Re: Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

Postby D. H2Oman » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:52 am

This is more utterly retarded than risky

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Re: Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

Postby BruceBarr » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:54 am

acdisagod wrote:Waitlisted at Gtown and BC, deferred ED at NYU and put in reserved group at Columbia. Waiting to here back from rest of schools in profile.


No safeties?

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Re: Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

Postby acdisagod » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:59 am

I thought BC, BU and Fordham were safeties. Hopefully I wasn't wrong.

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Re: Too risky to write in a LOCI/WHY X

Postby BruceBarr » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:51 pm

Maybe apply to one more school as a safety? Or if you dont get in wait til next cycle.

I think you're fine at Fordham...




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