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silly101
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Berkeley PS

Postby silly101 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:40 am

so they allow 4 pages
im assuming it would look really bad if i submitted a 2 page one?

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Hattori Hanzo
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Re: Berkeley PS

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:51 am

I sent them 2pgs last year and it was fine. I remember other people who did the same and got in as well.

Aggiegrad2011
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Re: Berkeley PS

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:18 am

I split the difference and added another page to my personal statement for Boalt. I guess we'll see...

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Re: Berkeley PS

Postby r6_philly » Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:57 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:I split the difference and added another page to my personal statement for Boalt. I guess we'll see...


My base PS is 3 pages anyway, I just trim it down for different schools differently. I sent the full 3 pages to Berkeley.

silly101
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Re: Berkeley PS

Postby silly101 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:52 pm

any other opinions on a 2-pager?

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Re: Berkeley PS

Postby r6_philly » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:02 pm

There was a thread a couple months ago where people felt that Berkeley expects you to use more than 2 pages.

From the TLS Deal Tom interview:

The personal statement is the first thing I look at when I open a folder, even before viewing the GPA or LSAT score. I think applicants should be aware that our personal statement option is twice as long as most other law schools, it’s 4 pages, and students should take advantage of that.


Full article:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/tom-interview.html

silly101
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Re: Berkeley PS

Postby silly101 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:10 pm

okay time to write more, ugh
thanks for the link!




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