Optional Statements

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totalmajor
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Optional Statements

Postby totalmajor » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:57 am

How important are the optional statements when a school has a certain available program they'd like to ask you about? For example, Chicago-Kent has an IP program they want me writing about. Will something like this suffice or should it be longer, shorter, more in depth, etc?

Thanks!!

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When I first thought about pursuing a Juris Doctorate, I needed to give myself a reason before making the three year commitment. It wasn’t difficult to see that Chicago-Kent offers a wide variety of programs and opportunities for students to indulge themselves in. What caught my attention was the exceptional Intellectual Property program as well as the Business program Chicago-Kent offers. With the background I have in technology, I will be able to take advantage of the Business program including the first year courses such contracts to run an online business on a more professional level. As someone very intrigued by the current U.S. patent system especially in the technology sector, the Intellectual Property program will help me understand what it takes for a company like Apple or Microsoft to patent an idea and make sure their ideas are protected.

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bluepenguin
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Re: Optional Statements

Postby bluepenguin » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:12 am

https://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2 ... aspx?ID=63
(4th paragraph)

Also, what are your exact instructions?

totalmajor
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Re: Optional Statements

Postby totalmajor » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:24 am

Ahh that's an epic fail on my part... Thanks

"The Admissions Committee would like to know more about the factors that influenced your decision to apply to Chicago-Kent. You are invited to submit an optional essay of no more than one page that describes the programs and opportunities at Chicago-Kent that are of interest to you."

Although I was a PS major, I still would like to give IP a shot, or at least business.




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