Submitted PS with name of wrong law school within.

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Submitted PS with name of wrong law school within.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:42 am

How screwed am I? Will they reach out to other law schools I applied to over this? I used a generic personal statement for a good amount of the schools I applied to and simply tweaked or replaced the names of the schools within (yes I know that's dumb from reading on here, but what's done is done). :cry:

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Re: Submitted PS with name of wrong law school within.

Postby 34iplaw » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:59 am

I don't see why they would reach out to other schools about it. It may be a minor knock against you from the school you sent it to, but I don't think it'd make a huge difference if you are a sort of bread and butter admit.

They'll probably assume you did what you did (not that there's anything wrong with it beyond being careless) or think you uploaded the wrong statement.

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Re: Submitted PS with name of wrong law school within.

Postby rpupkin » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:How screwed am I? Will they reach out to other law schools I applied to over this?

No. Why on earth would they do that?

This can only hurt you at the school that received the mistake. And even at that school, there's a decent chance they won't even notice. And even if they notice, there's a good chance they'll admit you anyway if your GPA and LSAT are good enough.

This kind of mistake is made all the time. Don't let it happen again, but stop worrying about it.

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Re: Submitted PS with name of wrong law school within.

Postby galeatus » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:36 am

Anonymous User wrote:How screwed am I? Will they reach out to other law schools I applied to over this? I used a generic personal statement for a good amount of the schools I applied to and simply tweaked or replaced the names of the schools within (yes I know that's dumb from reading on here, but what's done is done). :cry:


Email them the correct statement.

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Re: Submitted PS with name of wrong law school within.

Postby katthegreat11 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:47 am

Yeah I would email them the correct statement with a sincere apology. At the Georgetown group interview the Dean said that if someone did that and didn't correct it and apologize it would be a significant blow against their application. The mistake is small, but the follow up can make a huge difference.




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