Ok, so in the last 2 days several of my clients have heard great news – acceptances came in from the University of Miami, Loyola-Chicago, and two of my clients got the thumbs up from UC Berkeley (Boalt).
But the best proof that those dreaded law school personal statements matter (and that the LSAT is not the end-all, be-all) came in today. One of my clients just got a phone call from the director of admission at UCLA – She is going to UCLA with a 156 LSAT!!!!!
Did she have something special to offer the law school beyond the numbers? Absolutely. But so do many law school applicants. The personal statement and optional questions matter; don’t blow them off. Hundreds of applicants with LSATs in the 160s won’t get into UCLA this year, but one with a 156 did!
The lesson? Don’t get too down about the LSAT. Control what you can control – sell yourself in the most positive light possible, and pick schools where the programs match your interests and background. To learn how I can help, see these success stories.