The last paragraph of a personal statement

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histandard387
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The last paragraph of a personal statement

Postby histandard387 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:48 pm

I know admissions committees frown upon taking up the last paragraph to speak about personal interests in a particular law school. How much should I spend writing about a particular law school in my personal statement at all? Should it even be included? If so, where is the best spot. I am applying to over 10 schools... Thx!

LSATclincher
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Re: The last paragraph of a personal statement

Postby LSATclincher » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:01 pm

Unless it's required, don't do it.

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JoeShmoe11
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Re: The last paragraph of a personal statement

Postby JoeShmoe11 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:11 pm

Woa I have heard the opposite advice - I thought it was standard to mention the school you are applying to in your essay?

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JenDarby
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Re: The last paragraph of a personal statement

Postby JenDarby » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:50 pm

Towards the end of my application process I started incorporating a few sentences about the school into the last paragraph of my PS.

So far I've been accepted to UIUC, Iowa, and Wash U, all of which I did this for. I imagine my acceptances were largely based on numbers, and perhaps WE, and less my PS. All ll the same, it didn't seem to hurt me.




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