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A little about me:

My name is Michael, and I am a Harvard Extension School student in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts program. I am what one could consider a typical HES student: I am 30 years-old, married, one child, with a few years of work experience under my belt. Also, like many HES students, I started college years ago but never finished. I am currently in my senior year at the HES, and I will be graduating on June 4th, 2009. For the purpose of this blog, I will mention that I have never been in trouble with the law, and I am considered to be socially adept by others. I am pointing this out because such things do influence the decisions of law schools, whether it is through an interview or otherwise.

Statement of Purpose:

This blog will be used as a means to evaluate the validity of continuing eduction –especially the Harvard Extension School– and its influences (both positive and negative) in the law school application process. I believe that I am a good case study because:

1. I am a good example of the student demographic found at HES
2. My grades are not super-stellar, but they are not average either. My overall GPA as of right now is 3.46. My major GPA is 3.47.
3. None of my courses were “easy” courses, except for MATH E-3. The rest of the curriculum was comprised of classes that I found rather mentally challenging.

1. I am currently a Research Assistant for a Senior Research Fellow at one of Harvard’s Graduate School research centers. This began through the Faculty Aide program and evolved into a direct hire.
2. For my final year, I was accepted as a GSAS Special Student. (Even though I am an undergrad, I still had to go through GSAS… this is the normal procedure for taking classes at the College.) I am not sure how much of an effect this will have on my law school apps, but I am mentioning it for reference.

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