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Why I Hate Personal Statement Examples… and Why You Should Too!

Stuck on personal statement ideas and looking for samples? Yeah, a lot of people come to my website in search of a personal statement example when they are struggling with what to write in their law school applications. After all, it sounds so appealing to get answers to concerns like these: “Let me just see what someone else did that

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Law School Application Advice and LSAT Tips — Podcasts You Shouldn’t Miss

Check out Ann’s top Blog Talk Radio shows to get help with your LSAT prep strategy and law school application: Law School Personal Statement Tips – This 15-minute podcast will help get you started, as well as give you direction, with your personal statement. Law School Admission Strategy: Session 1 – Ann strategizes with a law school applicant who has 1-2 years

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Law School Optional Essays: Here Comes Georgetown Law’s Application

Georgetown Law just released their 5 optional essay topics for this year. In my book “The Law School Admission Game,” I refer to these as the “silly” optional essays and I really, truly love them. You have 250 words to let loose, be yourself, make an argument, be memorable, be real, and get it out. It’s my favorite kind of writing.

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Should I Tailor My Personal Statement to Each Law School?

3 Guidelines for Whether to Tailor Your Personal Statement to A Law School: 1. Do they ask you to do it? Some do: Santa Clara and Chapman are two examples of law schools that specifically ask you why you are interested in their law school as part of the personal statement prompt. Therefore, it’s pretty lame if you fail to

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K-JD or Take Time Off Before Law School?

Should I take time off before law school? When people first ask me this question, I think they usually mean, “Will law schools like me better if I take a year or two off before applying?” If your grades need to show another year of improvement and/or you need more time to prepare for the LSAT, waiting a year can...

Tips for College Students Considering Law School

If you are more than 18 months away from college graduation, here are some suggestions that will help provide a strong foundation for a possible application to law school in the future. Since your GPA is still within your control, work hard. Pick classes that interest and excite you and do well in the most challenging classes you can take....

The Best Time to Visit Law Schools

The best times to visit law schools are when you've been waitlisted, and when you're deciding where to attend. Visiting a Law School Where You've Been Waitlisted Today, a client asked me for help writing letters of continuing interest to three schools - all three schools were located in the city where she lived. So my first question to her...

Thinking about Becoming a Lawyer?

Do you want to be a lawyer? If you’re considering law school because others have suggested it to you, or because you feel compelled as your peers move on to seemingly prestigious employment options, take some time and delve into the lives of actual attorneys. If you have not yet done any serious research about the legal profession, what lawyers...