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by Baguette
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Baguette wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:49 am
Now for the exciting 6 month wait.
Not exciting! Very unfun!
by Baguette
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Hello everyone! Just submitted my apps today. I ended up not writing any Why X essays at all, although I tried to do optional essays for schools that had them. For anyone reading this in the future: the above advice about colleagues being happy to write letters is 100% on point. I was lucky to have ...
by Baguette
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Speeding Ticket Addendum?
Replies: 6
Views: 2180

Re: Speeding Ticket Addendum?

Thank you all very much for the bath of cold water :)
by Baguette
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Dean Zearfoss has been making excellent YouTube content this summer
Replies: 6
Views: 2851

Re: Dean Zearfoss has been making excellent YouTube content this summer

Buckeye Gus wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:00 pm
I’m a rising 3L and I don’t go to Michigan but I’ve been watching her videos and wishing I approached my application process differently.
How so? Curious what parts I should pay closest attention to.
by Baguette
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Michigan c/o 2023 Applicants
Replies: 1
Views: 1757

Michigan c/o 2023 Applicants

Their app is up on LSAC now so let's get this started :) UM Law website: http://www.law.umich.edu Dean Zearfoss' vlog (currently being updates several times a month!): https://youtu.be/CM4QBwHRDUI Old applicant threads: 2022: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=3601 (thanks to BetterCallDonna whose OP I am mostly ...
by Baguette
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Speeding Ticket Addendum?
Replies: 6
Views: 2180

Speeding Ticket Addendum?

*please do not quote* I have 3 speeding tickets: [snip] Three questions: 1) Is that incident responsive to questions that exclude "minor traffic violations"? I often see vanilla speeding listed as a standard example of a minor traffic violation but 28 over doesn't feel "minor" to me 2) If so, and fo...
by Baguette
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: GPA Addendum?
Replies: 3
Views: 2585

Re: GPA Addendum?

Sorry to be out of touch for a bit – thank you both! Incredibly helpful perspective.
by Baguette
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: GPA Addendum?
Replies: 3
Views: 2585

GPA Addendum?

This is probably the fulcrum of my whole application package, and I can't stop obsessing over it. I'm simultaneously worried this is too long and also that it leaves unanswered questions, but without a stranger's perspective I'm not sure which questions. The second paragraph is meant to be responsiv...
by Baguette
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Academic Interests
Replies: 5
Views: 2756

Re: Yale 250

Thanks, pancakes and Nony! That all makes sense to me. Definitely worth tuning each word in this format.

Do you really think this topic has legs as a PS? I'd love to spill 500 or 600 words on this, but I'm not sure it says much about me as a person (except for being a massive nerd I guess)
by Baguette
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Academic Interests
Replies: 5
Views: 2756

Academic Interests

Curious what others think about this approach.

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by Baguette
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

What are your top two dream schools? I'd also add on a targeted rec there - it may not make a huge difference but it definitely won't hurt. And if your dream schools are HYS then your work is already done! I think your LSAT score and paralegal experience already make you a fantastic candidate for a...
by Baguette
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal statement (I didn't go with D&D)
Replies: 10
Views: 2781

Re: Personal statement (I didn't go with D&D)

Thank you all very much for the input! I think I understand the critique, and am going to rewrite a lot of this to work around those issues. The exciting thing about cutting is creating new room for new content!!
by Baguette
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

I now have a targeted rec for each of HYS; the H writer also offered to write a general professional rec. I picked these people mainly because I know them the best but I also have a couple of decent candidates (people I've worked closely with who like me) who are alumni of other schools. Would going...
by Baguette
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal statement (I didn't go with D&D)
Replies: 10
Views: 2781

Re: Personal statement (I didn't go with D&D)

RichardMilhousNixon wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:00 pm
Thanks!! By story, do you mean more a narrative "how I got here/here's where it all started" sort of thread? I've been resisting that sort of structure because it's so hard to fit into 2-3 pages.
by Baguette
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal statement (I didn't go with D&D)
Replies: 10
Views: 2781

Personal statement (I didn't go with D&D)

Would love to know what strangers think of this. At 515 words I think I need to bulk it up just a little bit. Please don't quote large portions. Thanks!

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by Baguette
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Thanks again to those who pushed me to ask for recs! I now have my second college-prof letter on LSAC (honestly was a little shocked how quickly she wrote it) and my first colleague letter pledged for July. He offered to write me a general one and a slightly modified one for his T14 alma mater. Goin...
by Baguette
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Thanks to all three of you for your responses - could not have gotten this perspective anywhere else. I will start reaching out on Monday!
by Baguette
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Baguette Applies to Law School

Hi everyone, With my family, friends and TLS all unacceptable for various reasons, I have decided to blog about my application cycle in this thread. Hopefully it will be a useful resource to similarly-situated people down the line, but mainly I just need to put these thoughts somewhere. With that sa...