What are the differences between college and law school PS's

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juzam_djinn
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What are the differences between college and law school PS's

Postby juzam_djinn » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:55 am

Hey guys,

Just wondering, what do you all think are the key differences between college app essays and law school app essays? Besides improved writing technique, do you think there's also a general requirement to reflect on the law/your goals/career?

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AntipodeanPhil
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Re: What are the differences between college and law school PS's

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:00 am

juzam_djinn wrote:Do you think there's also a general requirement to reflect on the law/your goals/career?

No.

Read Anna Ivey's book on law school admissions. You don't have to unless the school specifically asks you to (and only a few schools ask). If they don't ask, Ivey suggests that unless you have something very impressive to write about that, you're generally best not to.

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Re: What are the differences between college and law school PS's

Postby Curious1 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:01 am

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
juzam_djinn wrote:Do you think there's also a general requirement to reflect on the law/your goals/career?

No.

Read Anna Ivey's book on law school admissions. You don't have to unless the school specifically asks you to (and only a few schools ask). If they don't ask, Ivey suggests that unless you have something very impressive to write about that, you're generally best not to.


Agree, but this might be along the few things you should trust about her book. Things are really more numbers-based than she claims.

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Re: What are the differences between college and law school PS's

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:10 am

Curious1 wrote:
AntipodeanPhil wrote:
juzam_djinn wrote:Do you think there's also a general requirement to reflect on the law/your goals/career?

No.

Read Anna Ivey's book on law school admissions. You don't have to unless the school specifically asks you to (and only a few schools ask). If they don't ask, Ivey suggests that unless you have something very impressive to write about that, you're generally best not to.


Agree, but this might be along the few things you should trust about her book. Things are really more numbers-based than she claims.


Well, she does say that the law school admissions process is largely a numbers game - although, since it's almost entirely a numbers game I guess that still makes you right.

It is her job to help applicants with the other parts of their applications, so you can see why she underplays the numbers.

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Re: What are the differences between college and law school PS's

Postby Curious1 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:10 am

Well, she does say that the law school admissions process is largely a numbers game - although, since it's almost entirely a numbers game I guess that still makes you right.

It is her job to help applicants with the other parts of their applications, so you can see why she underplays the numbers.



Yeah of course. Still, great book and some interesting insights. Definitely get it




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