Why "X" Statements

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In preparing to write Why "X" statements, what should an applicant's intended goal be:

If accepted, will enroll
1
11%
Strengthen application
6
67%
Both
2
22%
Who Cares? LSAT/GPA all that matters
0
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bos2clt
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Why "X" Statements

Postby bos2clt » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:32 pm

In preparing to write Why "X" statements, what should an applicant's intended goal be:

1) Convince that if accepted, they will matriculate there
2) Strengthen application by tying accomplishments/strengths/goals with knowledge of school's programs/classes/professors

Poll as well, but appreciate opinions/insights.

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Dany
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Re: Why "X" Statements

Postby Dany » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:34 pm

"If accepted, will enroll" is stupid because if that were the case, the applicant would be applying ED.

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Re: Why "X" Statements

Postby Moomoo2u » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:35 pm

#2 definitely. The point is to show .. why you want to go to this school, hence the name. Specifically, how does the school help you to achieve your career goals or what about it would make you want to study law there.

Unless battling YP or coming from way out of the area I don't think #1 is a good reason. If you're applying it's because you think you would attend if accepted.




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