Different Topics for K-JD

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hos9903
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Different Topics for K-JD

Postby hos9903 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:45 am

So as I work through my PS, I am starting to think that it should be tailored to the fact that I am applying straight from undergrad. As in, the PS from a K-JD should probably paint a picture of maturity and grounded thinking more so than the PS from an applicant with a few years WE.

Does this make sense? I was pretty happy with my PS until I started to think that my job as a K-JD should be to show that I am not impulsively or naively making the decision to attend law school.

My question is whether or not I am over thinking this. Every time I picture an admissions committee reading my PS it freaks me out and I start second guessing my topic....

thanks for any feedback

Innovative
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Re: Different Topics for K-JD

Postby Innovative » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:36 pm

hos9903 wrote:So as I work through my PS, I am starting to think that it should be tailored to the fact that I am applying straight from undergrad. As in, the PS from a K-JD should probably paint a picture of maturity and grounded thinking more so than the PS from an applicant with a few years WE.

Does this make sense? I was pretty happy with my PS until I started to think that my job as a K-JD should be to show that I am not impulsively or naively making the decision to attend law school.

My question is whether or not I am over thinking this. Every time I picture an admissions committee reading my PS it freaks me out and I start second guessing my topic....

thanks for any feedback



I have had very similar thoughts. However, I feel like I would waste a lot of "personal" discussion in the "personal statement" if I just decided to talk about my law school aspirations. Overall, I'm comfortable with the maturity level my PS shows despite it not showing my undying desire in a law profession (although I certainly have one :) ).

My PS is still a work in progress though. Draft #5 --- Perhaps more opinions might help.




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