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Postby jbptls » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:13 pm

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The Gentleman
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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby The Gentleman » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:36 pm

You should not make mention of your age in your PS nor should you acknowledge a perceived weakness. Instead, write about an experience that demonstrates your maturity/commitment/leadership ability. Play offense, not defense.

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby plenipotentiary » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:44 pm

The Gentleman wrote:Play offense, not defense.

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby JazzOne » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:52 pm

The Gentleman wrote:You should not make mention of your age in your PS nor should you acknowledge a perceived weakness. Instead, write about an experience that demonstrates your maturity/commitment/leadership ability. Play offense, not defense.

+1

Act like this is exactly what you've been planning all along. Start researching law firms and get ready for a nice career.

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby jbptls » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:16 pm

Would it be worth it to retake the LSAT to shoot for a higher score? I am looking to get into Top 7 and other top 14's with money.

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby JazzOne » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:17 pm

jbptls wrote:Would it be worth it to retake the LSAT to shoot for a higher score? I am looking to get into Top 7 and other top 14's with money.

I'm the master of the "retake" advice, but seriously, you've done enough. I'd apply everywhere and take the best offer.

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby im_blue » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:20 pm

jbptls wrote:Would it be worth it to retake the LSAT to shoot for a higher score? I am looking to get into Top 7 and other top 14's with money.

subtle B trolling?

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby Lonagan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:27 pm

Your PS should be, roughly, "4.0 / 173".

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Postby im_blue » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:29 pm

Lonagan wrote:Your PS should be, roughly, "4.0 / 173, show me the money."

FTFY

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby jbptls » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:30 pm

I don't know what " B Trolling" is. I am just looking for some candid advice. My friends are not applying to law school so I figured it would be a good idea to discuss my options with people going through the same process.

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby Veyron » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:35 pm

You're solid. Don't even mention the age. Accd. with the above advice just to play up a situation where you acted with maturity in PS. You have a good shot at one of HYS, and CCNP with serious $$$.

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Postby plenipotentiary » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:42 pm

Veyron wrote:You're solid. Don't even mention the age. Accd. with the above advice just to play up a situation where you acted with maturity in PS. You have a good shot at one of HYS, and CCNP with serious $$$.


CCNP?

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby JG Hall » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:48 pm

plenipotentiary wrote:
Veyron wrote:You're solid. Don't even mention the age. Accd. with the above advice just to play up a situation where you acted with maturity in PS. You have a good shot at one of HYS, and CCNP with serious $$$.


CCNP?

P stands for pathetic.

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:53 pm

jbptls wrote:Would it be worth it to retake the LSAT to shoot for a higher score? I am looking to get into Top 7 and other top 14's with money.


You have a good shot at YH with your numbers, and you should be in everywhere else.

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby FuManChusco » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:55 pm

plenipotentiary wrote:
Veyron wrote:You're solid. Don't even mention the age. Accd. with the above advice just to play up a situation where you acted with maturity in PS. You have a good shot at one of HYS, and CCNP with serious $$$.


CCNP?


that is some hardcore penn trolling

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Postby JG Hall » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:55 pm

oh and pay extra attention to your resume.

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:58 pm

OP, your stats and circumstances are somewhat similar to mine. i refrained from talking about my age -- just like the first responder said, write a PS that demonstrates your maturity. ive talked to adcomms before about graduating a yr early (yours is 1.5 but close enough) and they said they wouldnt hold it against you at all IF you demonstrated a rigorous course load + positive results (4.0 = positive results). dont make it seem as if you're trying to blaze through college, however. and i hope a big chunk of your credits were AP/CLEP stuff...that doesnt look too great on transcripts...if most of your college career has been through pre-college pass level exams haha.

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby 4for44 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:04 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:OP, your stats and circumstances are somewhat similar to mine. i refrained from talking about my age -- just like the first responder said, write a PS that demonstrates your maturity. ive talked to adcomms before about graduating a yr early (yours is 1.5 but close enough) and they said they wouldnt hold it against you at all IF you demonstrated a rigorous course load + positive results (4.0 = positive results). dont make it seem as if you're trying to blaze through college, however. and i hope a big chunk of your credits were AP/CLEP stuff...that doesnt look too great on transcripts...if most of your college career has been through pre-college pass level exams haha.


Thoughts on using an addendum to explain why?

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:10 pm

FuManChusco wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:
Veyron wrote:You're solid. Don't even mention the age. Accd. with the above advice just to play up a situation where you acted with maturity in PS. You have a good shot at one of HYS, and CCNP with serious $$$.

CCNP?

that is some hardcore penn trolling

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby ohlawl » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:14 pm

I'm in a similar boat. I graduated high school two years early through a proficiency test. Should I too refrain from mentioning this? The first paragraph of my PS notes this fact, and I don't know whether to leave it or take it out.

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby Stanford4Me » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:16 pm

JG Hall wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:
Veyron wrote:You're solid. Don't even mention the age. Accd. with the above advice just to play up a situation where you acted with maturity in PS. You have a good shot at one of HYS, and CCNP with serious $$$.


CCNP?

P stands for pathetic.

+1

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby Veyron » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:24 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
FuManChusco wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:
Veyron wrote:You're solid. Don't even mention the age. Accd. with the above advice just to play up a situation where you acted with maturity in PS. You have a good shot at one of HYS, and CCNP with serious $$$.

CCNP?

that is some hardcore penn trolling


Ummmm, OP specifically asked about T7 (although he seems to have edited it out), was assuming he was referring to Penn also since he didn't say T6. I don't dispute that the generally accepted tiers on this here chatblog are HYS CCN MVPB (although whether this makes any sense is a whole 'nother argument and one that we need not have here).

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby 4for44 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:30 pm

Back on topic... What about using an addendum? I'm in a similar boat

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby clintonius » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:31 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:
JG Hall wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:
Veyron wrote:You're solid. Don't even mention the age. Accd. with the above advice just to play up a situation where you acted with maturity in PS. You have a good shot at one of HYS, and CCNP with serious $$$.


CCNP?

P stands for pathetic.

+1

Seriously. We #6ers have to hang on to what we got.

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Re: Mentioning age in personal statement? 4.0/173

Postby Veyron » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:41 pm

[/quote] Seriously. We #6ers have to hang on to what we got.[/quote]

We're coming for you NYU, a large school like you can't fight the USNWR gravity forever. Bwahahah!




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