Swapping Two-Pagers for YHSCCN

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carboncopyx
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Swapping Two-Pagers for YHSCCN

Postby carboncopyx » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:51 pm

I just wrote my first draft and am running into two issues:

1) Length. Two pages double-spaced is NOTHING. Pointing out extraneous/unnecessary parts would be much appreciated.
2) The "why law school" component (or there lack of). I am currently a senior in undergrad and my PS is about an experience in my life that doesn't really have anything to do with why I want to go to law school (it's more a demonstration of my qualities that would make me a suitable candidate, etc.). Should I be trying to work it in? At the moment, mine reads more akin to a college admissions prompt.

PM me your e-mail address if you'd like to swap PS!

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Re: Swapping Two-Pagers for YHSCCN

Postby RPK34 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:54 pm

Gotta be careful not to get any PS from TTTs like MVP.

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Re: Swapping Two-Pagers for YHSCCN

Postby 06102016 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:03 pm

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Re: Swapping Two-Pagers for YHSCCN

Postby honeybadger12 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:51 pm

slack_academic wrote:
carboncopyx wrote:I just wrote my first draft and am running into two issues:

1) Length. Two pages double-spaced is NOTHING. Pointing out extraneous/unnecessary parts would be much appreciated.
2) The "why law school" component (or there lack of). I am currently a senior in undergrad and my PS is about an experience in my life that doesn't really have anything to do with why I want to go to law school (it's more a demonstration of my qualities that would make me a suitable candidate, etc.). Should I be trying to work it in? At the moment, mine reads more akin to a college admissions prompt.

PM me your e-mail address if you'd like to swap PS!


As to your second thing, don't make that connection if you don't have a strong reason for doing so. It's more important that you convey something not apparent in the rest of your application. HYSCCN all ask for variations on this and make no mention of interest in studying law.

I'd modify this slightly: Yale definitely wants you to address Why Law

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Re: Swapping Two-Pagers for YHSCCN

Postby carboncopyx » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:58 pm

The actual prompt for Yale never alludes to "Why Law" or the specific motivations of applicants to law school. It reads like the prompts of all the other schools. What differentiates Yale in this "why law" category?

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Re: Swapping Two-Pagers for YHSCCN

Postby honeybadger12 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:12 pm

carboncopyx wrote:The actual prompt for Yale never alludes to "Why Law" or the specific motivations of applicants to law school. It reads like the prompts of all the other schools. What differentiates Yale in this "why law" category?

See Asha's quote: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=190511. If you are applying to Yale, you should def check out the 203 blog it's extremely helpful




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