THE_U wrote:I was going to ask this. How much of my PS should include this? I already have my PS pretty much done so I would just have to add this in. Likely my LSAT score is going to by on the lower end but my GPA should be solid (around 3.7), so I would assume this could be a plus for my situation?pinkcamellia wrote:georgia32 wrote:How much harder is it to get in out of state?
It's not any harder. I was an out of state applicant with an LSAT at median and a GPA at the 75th percentile and I got in with $. They're mostly concerned with your numbers, but they look closely at the personal statement as well. I would include something in your statement about why you want to attend UF/practice law in Florida.
It doesn't have to be a significant portion of your PS, but I would make a strong statement as to why UF and Florida are the best places for you. Just use your common sense, I'd say - they'll notice if you just tack something on at the end like, "...and I believe I can achieve these things at University of Florida."
Your 3.7 is above median but not above the 75%, so when you take the LSAT I'd shoot for a 162+ so you'll be above both medians. If you don't get a 162 or higher, don't despair. If you go through last year's thread, there are quite a few reverse-splitters (low LSAT, high GPA) who got in, but they usually didn't receive their offer of admission as quickly as those with higher LSAT scores. Study hard and apply early, and I think you'll be in an excellent position