Laura N.Applicant w/ Relatively Low LSAT and Lack of Compelling Background.

Smiling Asian woman
Challenge:

Our client graduated college with a great GPA but a relatively low LSAT for her target schools (the top-14). Knowing that she would need a great personal statement to be admitted to some of the schools she was targeting, she came to us for help with brainstorming and drafting.

GPA :

3.96

LSAT :

161/162/166

Undergrad :

Top-30 (Public School)

Activities :

Some involvement in Greek Life

Personal

Fairly traditional American upbringing in the Midwest.  No significant personal challenges or extraordinary family circumstances.

Overview

Our client interned at a DA’s office and later worked for a law firm, but both were entry level and gave her little substantive experience. Knowing that she would need a great personal statement to be admitted to some of the schools she was targeting (in the top-14), she came to us for help with brainstorming and drafting.

Result

Admitted to NYU

Strategy

After talking about meaningful experiences in her life, we decided to focus on a meaningful experience for her personal life that – on its face – was unrelated to law school. We then connected it to aspects of the current political and legal issues revolving human rights in the United States and how – using her personal experience – she can provide a unique point of view in working towards reforming certain laws. This insightful essay, in conjunction with an addendum discussing her relatively low LSAT scores and highlighting her near-perfect GPA landed the applicant in a T-6 school.

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