Re-applying to law school

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hd1012
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Re-applying to law school

Postby hd1012 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:03 am

So I applied to law school in my senior yer of college, but by the time came around for me to pick a school I realized I wasn't ready and needed a break.

My original plan was after my graduation in March to move abroad and teach and travel and come back in August to start law school. However, I decided to still go abroad and teach and travel but for a longer period of time. I still haven't decided when I'll move back, but it will be sometime between November to June.

I am planning on re-applying for the next year to some of the same schools and some new schools. For the schools I have already applied to I am wondering if I need to rewrite both my personal statement and my diversity statement? So far for my personal statement I was thinking of just adding a paragraph on why I decided to take a year off and how it further my interest in law, but am unsure if that's enough.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

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Clearly
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Re: Re-applying to law school

Postby Clearly » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:06 am

Personally I think if you're happy with your stuff, reuse it. I did the same thing, exact same stuff 2 consecutive years and had no problems. Perhaps an addendum explaining the wait to the schools that had accepted you before would be in order tho

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A. Nony Mouse
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Re: Re-applying to law school

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:31 am

I can't argue with ^ when it worked for them. But fwiw, in the Spivey thread, they've said a number of times that you should write a new PS.




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