Transfer Statement

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h2oplyer7
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Transfer Statement

Postby h2oplyer7 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:15 pm

Does anyone have any advice on what kind of personal statement transfer student's should write. Should it look like our initial statement, or should it be heavy on why we want to transfer?

Just curious...

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drmguy
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Re: Transfer Statement

Postby drmguy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:26 pm

Here's the format I used.

Paragraph 1: Intro
2: ties
3: challenges I faced before law school
4: 1L activities
5: 1L success
6: 1L summer
Remainder: why school is good fit and what I would do there

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h2oplyer7
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Re: Transfer Statement

Postby h2oplyer7 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:48 pm

Ok, that sounds great!

Thank you.

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Uncle.Joe
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Re: Transfer Statement

Postby Uncle.Joe » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:46 pm

I just submitted my original personal statement.

shock259
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Re: Transfer Statement

Postby shock259 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:04 pm

My format:

Part 1: why I went to law school (dat prestige)
Part 2: what I did during law school (dat studyin)
Part 3: why I want to transfer (dat employment)

Each part was about the same length. My statement was 2 pages double spaced.

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3|ink
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Re: Transfer Statement

Postby 3|ink » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:23 pm

I wrote the most generic piece of shit ever and still got in.

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stillwater
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Re: Transfer Statement

Postby stillwater » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:25 pm

3|ink wrote:I wrote the most generic piece of shit ever and still got in.


they must have liked your numerical swag.

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jessuf
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Re: Transfer Statement

Postby jessuf » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:02 am

Mine was 50% why law school and 50% why I wanted to transfer to that particular school.




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