jtemp320 wrote:jdhopeful11 wrote:jtemp320 wrote:I agree with a lot of what has been said here:
4. If you are applying to Gtown's part time program remember that they expect many/most of those they accept to be working and in be in law school - be careful of using work to justify poor grades as they may wonder how you'll do at law school PT
Thanks for the info, I don't plan on working during law school. Is that relevant enough to mention?
I'd say yes - I mean I think its all about how you phrase it.
I think a positive message (obviously more specific but keep it brief and don't go overboard) could be:
Because my parents couldn't pay for college I started a successful small business which helped me pay way through my first two years of college. Unfortunately the X amount of hours it took to run the business made focusing on school difficult and having reached a more financially secure position I decided to close the business to focus on my final two years of school. As you can see my focus/passion for school grew in this years and this was one of the reasons I have now decided to apply to law school. I plan to make school a first priority if admitted to Georgetown's part time program.
That said, I also think this might be even better in a PS with the message that you learned a lot by running a successful small business (that you started out of necessity) and you translated that energy into a focus on school and these experiences made you realize you wanted to attend law school.
I agree. I think I'm going to use the story and moral part in my PS which is already written. I still may write an addendum, but only to highlight some other points very briefly.