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Postby CanesaLuva » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:57 am

Is it a good idea to include a picture of yourself with your application?

Do people do this?

I think it puts a face on the application which is nice.

It may be difficult to do through lsac though

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Bildungsroman
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Re: Picture

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:58 am

Absolutely not. No no no no no no no no no no no no.

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Re: Picture

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:59 am

Just say no.

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Re: Picture

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:00 am

This is a terrible idea.

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Re: Picture

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:00 am

gonna go with "no"




unless you send a video too

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Re: Picture

Postby johansantana21 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:02 am

Make sure it's a nude pic.

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Re: Picture

Postby Opie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:03 am

I don't know about admissions, but in hiring a lot of places will ding you immediately if you have a pic. They don't want to have the appearance of bias based on the pic.

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Re: Picture

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:03 am

What would compel you to include a picture?

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thelawschoolproject
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Re: Picture

Postby thelawschoolproject » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:03 am

The ONLY way anything of this sort would be acceptable is if you're doing the GULC optional video essay.

Otherwise . . . save yourself the embarrassment.

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Opie
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Re: Picture

Postby Opie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:05 am

I've read in interviews that trying to do anything "original" is a BAD idea.

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Re: Picture

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:06 am

If you can send a video/picture like this, then do it. Otherwise, probably not the best idea.
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thelawschoolproject
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Re: Picture

Postby thelawschoolproject » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:06 am

Opie wrote:I've read in interviews that trying to do anything "original" is a BAD idea.



In other words: You are not Elle Woods.

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Re: Picture

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:08 am

Picture? L-O-L. If you're going to show your face, at least be fabulous about it. My sorority sisters helped me film a video that explained why I would be a good fit for Harvard, and I totally got a KB1. My ex-boyfriend is going to be so excited when we attend HLS together. It's the perfect way to win him back!!!

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Re: Picture

Postby Opie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:09 am

thelawschoolproject wrote:
Opie wrote:I've read in interviews that trying to do anything "original" is a BAD idea.



In other words: You are not Elle Woods.


Precisely. Law schools want future lawyers. Lawyers aren't original or interesting. They're logical, pragmatic, and have good judgment. Pictures show none of those things.

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Re: Picture

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:10 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:If you can send a video/picture like this, then do it. Otherwise, probably not the best idea.

I don't understand, why are you outing me? Where did you find that picture? This is inappropriate, one of the mods should ban you!!!!

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Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:11 am

crumpetsandtea wrote:Picture? L-O-L. If you're going to show your face, at least be fabulous about it. My sorority sisters helped me film a video that explained why I would be a good fit for Harvard, and I totally got a KB1. My ex-boyfriend is going to be so excited when we attend HLS together. It's the perfect way to win him back!!!


You got in to Harvard Law? What? Like it's hard?

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Re: Picture

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:13 am

CanesaLuva wrote:It may be difficult to do through lsac though

It's easy. Just insert the picture into a word document - your CV would be best.

The other posters are just reacting negatively because they don't want to be judged on their looks.

I would include a selection of photos - you don't want them to think that you only look good from one angle, et cetera.

Perhaps dress in a suit and have your photo taken outside the local courthouse?

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Re: Picture

Postby thelawschoolproject » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:14 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:Picture? L-O-L. If you're going to show your face, at least be fabulous about it. My sorority sisters helped me film a video that explained why I would be a good fit for Harvard, and I totally got a KB1. My ex-boyfriend is going to be so excited when we attend HLS together. It's the perfect way to win him back!!!


You got in to Harvard Law? What? Like it's hard?



Would you like to see my resume guys? It's pink and scented! I think it gives it a little something extra! ;)

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Re: Picture

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:15 am

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
CanesaLuva wrote:It may be difficult to do through lsac though

It's easy. Just insert the picture into a word document - your CV would be best.

The other posters are just reacting negatively because they don't want to be judged on their looks.

I would include a selection of photos - you don't want them to think that you only look good from one angle, et cetera.

Perhaps dress in a suit and have your photo taken outside the local courthouse?

Make sure you're holding a gavel and wearing your nicest thick-framed glasses to look extra smart and lawyerly.

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Re: Picture

Postby Opie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:17 am

I think it's hilarious how familiar TLS is with that movie considering it came out when most TLSers were like 12. Could this be everyone's REAL motivation for law school?

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Re: Picture

Postby thelawschoolproject » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:18 am

Opie wrote:I think it's hilarious how familiar TLS is with that movie considering it came out when most TLSers were like 12. Could this be everyone's REAL motivation for law school?



It's the only way I'm going to find a man....

....I should probably post that in the FA thread...

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Re: Picture

Postby Opie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:20 am

thelawschoolproject wrote:
Opie wrote:I think it's hilarious how familiar TLS is with that movie considering it came out when most TLSers were like 12. Could this be everyone's REAL motivation for law school?



It's the only way I'm going to find a man....

....I should probably post that in the FA thread...


Doubtful. I've seen you picwhore. :wink:

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Re: Picture

Postby FryBreadPower » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:38 am

TL;DR rest of posts in this thread but I'm sure its been said.


TROLOLOLOLOL

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Re: Picture

Postby Dany » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:44 am

I actually think this is a decent idea, as it could add a lot of personality to your application. TLS often forgets that admissions committee members want to admit real people, so putting a face to a name could be to your benefit. You'll probably need to run the picture by some unbiased people first, though, since friends and family might just try to spare your feelings. You should post the picture here for our advice.

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Re: Picture

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:47 am

Dany wrote:I actually think this is a decent idea, as it could add a lot of personality to your application. TLS often forgets that admissions committee members want to admit real people, so putting a face to a name could be to your benefit. You'll probably need to run the picture by some unbiased people first, though, since friends and family might just try to spare your feelings. You should post the picture here for our advice.

I agree. You could include a poll so we could rate the photo.




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