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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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lawschoolboundfuture wrote:GPA- 3.84
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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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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