Does demonstrated and declared interest in a very niche practice area affect admissions?

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RSolano

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Does demonstrated and declared interest in a very niche practice area affect admissions?

Postby RSolano » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:27 am

Positively? Negatively? Neither?

jacketyellow

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Re: Does demonstrated and declared interest in a very niche practice area affect admissions?

Postby jacketyellow » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:43 am

RSolano wrote:Positively? Negatively? Neither?


Likely, neither. Law schools generally just want to see that you've done some research on their course or clinical offerings and are able to conform your interest to them. It is also quite common for people to change their declared interests once in law school. It makes no difference.

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Re: Does demonstrated and declared interest in a very niche practice area affect admissions?

Postby doggozeg » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:01 am

I don't think at makes much of a difference at all unless it's part of an essay for a specific scholarship related to PI, etc.
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RSolano

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Re: Does demonstrated and declared interest in a very niche practice area affect admissions?

Postby RSolano » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:04 am

Makes sense, thank you!

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Re: Does demonstrated and declared interest in a very niche practice area affect admissions?

Postby Alive97 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:24 am

I could see it being a PS topic, if nothing else.

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Re: Does demonstrated and declared interest in a very niche practice area affect admissions?

Postby Keilz » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:03 pm

I wrote my interests in my "why X" essays. I think it helped me show more easily that I was sincerely interested in the school, but don't think it helped me actually get in



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