abcde12345 wrote:lizaregina wrote:I guess to start, I have no idea why I was accepted. My GPA was below the 25th percentile and my LSAT at median. Although, in my case, I definitely think there was some leniency in considering my GPA because I was doing multiple degrees at one time.
I know everyone talks about it being important, but my app definitely did NOT have a coherent narrative. My PS was about one of my summer jobs and what I learned (can't go into detail without outing myself but feel free to PM me) and my 250 was completely random and unrelated. In my opinion, however, my PS is one of the strongest pieces of non-academic writing I have ever produced and was also rather unusual, which I think definitely did me some favors. I think my letters of rec were strong as well, but I don't know how they factored in.
Overall, I would say that my app wasn't particularly "special" although it did have some unusual elements. In fact, I would say that the things that helped me most were, weirdly, that certain factors weren't held against me, namely my GPA & the fact that I'm a K-JD.
Anyway, feel free to ask me any more questions. Also, if the above seems like an incoherent mess, let me know and I'll try to explain further/in a manner that makes more sense.
Thanks for your response! What you said does make a lot of sense, especially about the PS and the multi-degree. I'm putting off working on apps until after the October LSAT, but I hope you don't mind if I PM you after the LSAT to follow up on these questions.
I don't mind at all! Good luck on the LSAT! I took it in October last year too so I feel your pain!