T-14 Optional Essays?

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billables247
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T-14 Optional Essays?

Postby billables247 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:31 am

Hi all,

Could someone confirm that the following list for T-14 optional essays is comprehensive? I found a list on TLS but it was fairly old (2009?)
This is only regarding optional essays, not addendum and diversity statements.

Yale - Personal statement + Yale 250
Harvard - Personal statement
Stanford - Personal statement
UChicago - Personal statement
Columbia - Personal statement
NYU - Personal statement
UPenn - Personal statement + Optional Essay
Berkeley - Personal statement
Michigan - Personal statement + Optional Essay
UVA - Personal statement
Duke - Personal statement + Optional Essay
Northwestern - Personal statement
Cornell - Personal statement
GULC - Personal statement


Am I missing anything? Thanks!

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midnight_circus
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Re: T-14 Optional Essays?

Postby midnight_circus » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:40 am

Pretty sure Yale's 250 is NOT optional.

Georgetown has a set of 250 word optional essays, of which you may submit 1. Prompts are here:https://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/jd-admissions/full-time-part-time-program/application-requirements/Optional-Responses.cfm

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Re: T-14 Optional Essays?

Postby phillywc » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:55 am

Penn's is basically required, Y250 is required. Duke, UVA and UMich are YPish without their optional essay but some recommend waiting for waitlists.

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Re: T-14 Optional Essays?

Postby cotiger » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:01 am

Northwestern has optional essays.
Last edited by cotiger on Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:01 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: T-14 Optional Essays?

Postby Kimikho » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:22 am

well fuck.

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phillywc
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Re: T-14 Optional Essays?

Postby phillywc » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:24 am

scoobers wrote:well fuck.

WILL YOU CHILL

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Re: T-14 Optional Essays?

Postby tigersaresexy » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:01 pm

scoobers wrote:well fuck.


Literally can't look at your avatar without saying Ham in an Angie voice. Every fucking time.

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Re: T-14 Optional Essays?

Postby Kimikho » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:25 am

tigersaresexy wrote:
scoobers wrote:well fuck.


Literally can't look at your avatar without saying Ham in an Angie voice. Every fucking time.


as you should.

Berkeley wants their personal statement to be three pages.

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Re: T-14 Optional Essays?

Postby Steveloblaw » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:16 am

scoobers wrote:
tigersaresexy wrote:
scoobers wrote:well fuck.


Literally can't look at your avatar without saying Ham in an Angie voice. Every fucking time.


as you should.

Berkeley wants their personal statement to be three pages.


They actually say up to 4 pages, I believe - correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: T-14 Optional Essays?

Postby jingosaur » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:27 am

Do those NYU scholarship program essays count as optional essays? Also, do diversity statements count? If I remember correctly, Harvard had an optional Diversity essay.

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midnight_circus
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Re: T-14 Optional Essays?

Postby midnight_circus » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:44 am

Steveloblaw wrote:
scoobers wrote:
tigersaresexy wrote:
scoobers wrote:well fuck.


Literally can't look at your avatar without saying Ham in an Angie voice. Every fucking time.


as you should.

Berkeley wants their personal statement to be three pages.


They actually say up to 4 pages, I believe - correct me if I'm wrong.


You are correct. They also have some of the funniest/best personal statement advice. :) http://www.law.berkeley.edu/5188.htm

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Re: T-14 Optional Essays?

Postby Marshmallow » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:07 pm

I've been struggling with whether to write optional essays or not. Came across this and thought I'd share:

http://www.annaivey.com/iveyfiles/2010/ ... s_too_much




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