One of my law school admission consulting clients sent me an email this morning with 5 key questions about law school personal statements. The questions were so good (and so common) that I wanted to share my responses with all of my pre-law readers. In addition to the points below, please read these posts about
I tell my clients that the first thing they should be thinking about right now is letters of recommendation. It takes time to consider the right person, ask them, supply them with the appropriate information and materials, and then you have to wait until that (very busy) person gets around to writing your law school
Here are 4 Mistakes I see people make on Law School Applications: 1. Making an essay fit to 2 pages by using 10 point font. Don’t do this. Please. You want to encourage law school admission officers to read your essay and 10 point font isn’t easy to read. 2. Picking an area of specialization
Here are some things you can do while waiting for your LSAT score:1. Work on your personal statement.2. Fine-tune your resume.3. Make sure letters of rec are being sent to LSDAS.4. Send your transcripts to LSDAS.
Don’t wait for your LSAT score; there are things you can do in the 2+ weeks that you’re waiting for your score. Here are some of them:1. Request letters of recommendation.2. Have your transcripts sent to LSAC.3. Finalize your resume, taking out things appropriate when seeking employment and adding in things that law schools want
Here is a great post with advice from the University of Chicago Law School with tips about the personal statement (I concur with all of it)!
In today’s posting, Brett of The Frugal Law Student gave one really great resume tip that applies to law school directed resumes, not just employment seeking resumes. “Give figures and be specific. In your past job descriptions or volunteer section, give specific figures of what you accomplished while holding that position. For example, I used
Pete left me this comment and I wanted to answer his question so more people could benefit from the response: “Do you have any tips for older folks (30+) who are still working their way through their undergrad degrees on applying to law school? As an evening student with a full-time job, I don’t have