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
YUCK. When I see a law school applicant with high school on his/her resume, it reminds me how young and unaccomplished the person is. Remove it. I’ve made one (and only one) exception to this rule – two years ago I had a client who played the bassoon in a professional orchestra at the age
You ask a professor for a Letter of Rec (“LOR”). She hems and haws and sort of turns the responsibility back to you. “You’ll need to give me your resume, final draft of your personal statement, and I’m going to Timbuktu tomorrow so it’ll be about 6 weeks before I can get to it.” she