Why x school

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lawschoolboundfuture
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Why x school

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:26 am

If a school doesnt have a why x school essay is it unwise to write one. I have a (in my opinion) compelling essay for why i want to go to a specific t 14 school. My mentor went there who recently died. His experiences as a lawyer really inspired me to want to go to law school. Is writing about that a good reason to write a why x even if its not in the app. I would talk about other reasons as well but that would be the basis for it.

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Re: Why x school

Postby 2014 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:07 pm

What are your numbers and what school is it?

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Re: Why x school

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:16 pm

GPA- 3.84
LSAT- 173
School T-6

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Re: Why x school

Postby 2014 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:25 pm

Don't bother, CCN doesn't care as much about Why X essays and you should get in regardless. If you have to mention it do it in your personal statement.

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Re: Why x school

Postby abc12345675 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:27 pm

Yeah, isn't "Why Columbia?" pretty obvious?

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Re: Why x school

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:41 pm

lawschoolboundfuture wrote:GPA- 3.84
LSAT- 173
School T-6

You're in at at least 2 of 3 of the CCN.
Shot at HYS.

Don't write one. They all know why you want to go there.

Yale explicitly says that they don't want to hear Why Yale.

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Re: Why x school

Postby lynch » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:34 am

I agreed don't write one, of course they will know that.

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Re: Why x school

Postby CCyeah » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:38 am

If it's for Chicago, I'd say write it.

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Re: Why x school

Postby 727813 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:02 pm

CCyeah wrote:If it's for Chicago, I'd say write it.


You need to dig around and find the answer for your particular school. Yes, Asha said on the Yale blog to not do a Why Yale, but on Chicago's it says this:

May I submit a diversity statement or “Why Chicago” essay?
You may, but please do so only when they are important to your application. Remember that you are trying to be concise and genuine.




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