Middling numbers/odd personal story

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Middling numbers/odd personal story

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Post by BenJ » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:59 pm

Will help marginally as it is interesting, but a 170/4.0 is probably guaranteed admission at Penn anyway. Try your luck a little higher (Columbia, Chicago and NYU, at least, if not Harvard, Yale and Stanford).
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Re: Middling numbers/odd personal story

Post by artichoke » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:02 pm

soundnfury wrote:I'm a philosophy major (4.0 gpa) and I scored a 170 on the June '10 test. I'm primarily interested in Penn.

My personal statement will perhaps look strange:

I am/was very successful in the music business. Wrote a few hits, been on the cover of Rolling Stone, musical guest on just about every late night TV show, MTV videos, the works, multi-platinum records in many countries…will be an older student.

I'm just clueless about how much of this is relevant, or perhaps even detrimental to my chances at good law schools. Any thoughts will be appreciated.
Law schools like people with interesting backgrounds... you will CERTAINLY get in at Penn, apply higher if you're interested, you have a good chance with those numbers.

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Re: Middling numbers/odd personal story

Post by Pearalegal » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:05 pm

If you're for real, its time to start guessing who you are.

Kidding, good luck.

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Re: Middling numbers/odd personal story

Post by JcM_LAW » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:06 pm

calling fraud until cover is posted

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Post by yinz » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:12 pm

soundnfury wrote:I'm a philosophy major (4.0 gpa) and I scored a 170 on the June '10 test. I'm primarily interested in Penn.

My personal statement will perhaps look strange:

I am/was very successful in the music business. Wrote a few hits, been on the cover of Rolling Stone, musical guest on just about every late night TV show, MTV videos, the works, multi-platinum records in many countries…will be an older student.

I'm just clueless about how much of this is relevant, or perhaps even detrimental to my chances at good law schools. Any thoughts will be appreciated.
For the love of God, why are you going to law school when you can play the cowbell for a living?

Seriously though, if I were an admission director at Penn, I'd ask myself: Why now and for what reason? If you can make a reasonable case or even a half-reasonable case, you're in.

PS. Middling numbers? Let's not fake the funk; modesty gets you no where on TLS.
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Re: Middling numbers/odd personal story

Post by Pearalegal » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:13 pm

Bobby Dylan.

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Post by NonTradHealthLaw » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:16 pm

I'm going with Eagle Eye Cherry.

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Re: Middling numbers/odd personal story

Post by jayn3 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:16 pm

Pearalegal wrote:If you're for real, its time to start guessing who you are.

Kidding, good luck.

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Re: Middling numbers/odd personal story

Post by bk1 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:27 pm

If you are real:

Law schools love saying things like "Our incoming class has a former Olympian" or "Our incoming class has someone from the cover of Rolling Stone." I would say this is probably one of those softs that is a big deal. I would bet you have a good shot at schools higher than Penn (though if you want Penn for personal reasons then there is nothing wrong with going there).

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Post by Pearalegal » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:31 pm

bk187 wrote:If you are real:

Law schools love saying things like "Our incoming class has a former Olympian" or "Our incoming class has someone from the cover of Rolling Stone." I would say this is probably one of those softs that is a big deal. I would bet you have a good shot at schools higher than Penn (though if you want Penn for personal reasons then there is nothing wrong with going there).
Yale has someone who always opens doors for others.

Cher.

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Post by blsingindisguise » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:33 pm

NonTradHealthLaw wrote:I'm going with Eagle Eye Cherry.
This made me lol hard for some reason. TY

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Post by cardnal124 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:33 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abzbVFuxigg

Definitely Bon Jovi (if not a troll).

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Re: Middling numbers/odd personal story

Post by 09042014 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:36 pm

Put me down for Tori Amos.

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Re: Middling numbers/odd personal story

Post by jayn3 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:43 pm

i would also like to point out that even if this is a flame, it's refreshing to read a self-proclaimed "interesting background" that actually is interesting.

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Post by yinz » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:44 pm

Who told Justin Bieber about TLS?

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Post by romothesavior » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:08 pm

As BP might say, pics or GTFO

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Re: Middling numbers/odd personal story

Post by dogmatic slumber » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:27 pm

It's probably Annie Lennox. She said she wanted to study philosophy: http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Annie_Lennox.aspx

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