To say that gaining admission into William & Mary is competitive is a bit of an understatement. Its acceptance rate rivals that of such top schools as NYU, Michigan, Duke, and Georgetown. More applicants have applied each year for the past three years while class size has remained steady. Shealy, perhaps with these numbers in mind, encourages students to “take each part of the application process seriously. The competition will be putting their best foot forward each step of the way. So should you.”
She goes on to say, “This is not a time to be modest. Admission officers need to know all the strengths the applicant can bring to the school and it behooves you to be detailed and proactive.” That said, you should have no shame in putting down all of your achievements, even if they seem irrelevant to the study of law. Being an apprentice puppet-maker, an accomplished viola player, or even a certified crossword puzzle master might be news that separates you from the pack.
Would you list that your a "certified sommelier" on your resume even if it has no bearing on your career past/present/future?