I think I recall you say that you're also applying to SMU.. they want the same thing and I'm having trouble with it as well. Can't you use the same essay for both UConn and SMU?
No, SMU wants to know why you want to go to SMU, not why you want to study law.
Nope I'm pretty sure they want both, although I'd love to be wrong since I've been having trouble with this essay.
A personal statement containing any information that is especially relevant to your decisions to study law, which my include factors such as what motivates you to study law, what you seek to accomplish with your law degree, and how your past experiences may help you accomplish your goals.
A brief paragraph concerning your motivation for applying to SMU Dedman School of Law including: academic reputation, interest in a specific area of study, interest in Dallas, ties to the area or to SMU, and personal reasons such as family, spouse, or significant other moving to, or located in, the area.
I dunno.. that seems like they want a Why law statement..