Should I be answering "why will you be a good lawyer?"?

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gmreplay
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Should I be answering "why will you be a good lawyer?"?

Postby gmreplay » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:29 pm

Very simple question, one that I've seen answered firmly in both directions: should I be answering the question "why will you make a good laywer?" in my PS?

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Re: Should I be answering "why will you be a good lawyer?"?

Postby bdubs » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:44 pm

gmreplay wrote:Very simple question, one that I've seen answered firmly in both directions: should I be answering the question "why will you make a good laywer?" in my PS?


"Why will you be a good law student?" is a better question to answer in your PS.

See: http://www.top-law-schools.com/chapter2.html

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gin
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Re: Should I be answering "why will you be a good lawyer?"?

Postby gin » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:46 pm

I think your PS should address the issue without being too explicit about it. If you imply it through the PS should do the trick. I am far from an expert so you might also want to wait and see what others say

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Re: Should I be answering "why will you be a good lawyer?"?

Postby birdlaw117 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:47 pm

You should be answering "why should we accept you into our school?"

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Re: Should I be answering "why will you be a good lawyer?"?

Postby reverendt » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:52 pm

bdubs wrote:
gmreplay wrote:Very simple question, one that I've seen answered firmly in both directions: should I be answering the question "why will you make a good laywer?" in my PS?


"Why will you be a good law student?" is a better question to answer in your PS.

See: http://www.top-law-schools.com/chapter2.html

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