francisConn wrote: Guicciardini wrote: r6_philly wrote:
LttleBlakDress wrote:Not to scare you but I know a guy who had a gpa above 3.4 and a 170 and did a smiley face instead of a LSAT writing sample and only got into Hastings. Just saying.
I forgot how to spell on my writing samples + I could barely read what I wrote (well this happens all the time anyway).
The smiley may not be the breaking point, the entire application from someone who's ___ enough to draw a smiley on the LSAT probably sinked him.
Yea, I'm a pretty accomplished writer and researcher (to the extent that everyone save my thesis advisor thought I should go to history grad school - she wanted me at law school, though, and so did I), so I didn't exactly draw a smiley face on my sample.
It was just a little, ahem, unusual.
Especially since I may have done part of the sample in the form of a Platonic dialogue, and I'm 100% sure that I used French and Latin.
EDIT: Actually, reading that out loud makes me think I may be a bit of a lunatic. So maybe I'm worse off than Mr. Smiley!
Lol. Was one of the participants in the dialogue Socrates and the other usual suspects?
My area of expertise is Early Modern - specifically Italian and Northern Renaissance/Early Reformation Intellectual History.
So the participants were Machiavelli, Guicciardini, Seyssel, Erasmus, More, and Raphael Hythloday (the person who tells More about Utopia).
Fun facts: My personal statement was about how reading Machiavelli and Seyssel made me want to go to law school.
My honors thesis (which I should have expanded and submitted for a Master's as well) was Bodin plus the main Huguenot writers, Machiavelli, Seyssel, Luther, and Calvin. I figured if it got me special honors at Chicago, it might get me into Law School. Didn't at Chicago though
EDIT: If only I had written them all with accents from various parts of Texas!