Value of a "why xxx law school" statement

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woodstocker
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Value of a "why xxx law school" statement

Postby woodstocker » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:29 pm

Is it effective to include a personalized letter of interest for a school or would it appear as desperate. I'm not talking about a personalized statement, but a separate addendum explaining why it is you want to attend the school.

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missvik218
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Re: Value of a "why xxx law school" statement

Postby missvik218 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:32 pm

Depends, I sent 4 this year. 2 to super reaches both rejections, and 2 to normal reaches TBD. So ... I would say this, they can help if your numbers are close, they mean nothing if you're an auto-reject.

woodstocker
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Re: Value of a "why xxx law school" statement

Postby woodstocker » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:34 pm

yeah, my primary reach is my undergrad institution and I'm thinking a thoughtful explanation of 'why' could tip the balance. Thanks.

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ccs224
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Re: Value of a "why xxx law school" statement

Postby ccs224 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:56 pm

How will they know how committed you are to porn law without your why xxx essay?

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Re: Value of a "why xxx law school" statement

Postby KibblesAndVick » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:03 am

ccs224 wrote:How will they know how committed you are to porn law without your why xxx essay?

i lol'd
in the library no less




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