kappycaft1 wrote:Elahrairah wrote:Here's a question for you guys: How important is a Why Michigan? I already have one supplemental essay written, and my inability to write a solid Why Michigan has now held up my application for three weeks. (!!) Michigan is among my very top choices because of its focus on public interest work, academia, and clerkships, but I don't know how to turn that into a full page of writing without it sounding obsequious or forced. Would it substantially hurt my chances to submit without a Why Michigan? Should I just get a move on and submit?
Although this thread has kind of moved on from the aforementioned topic, I wanted to address it really quickly. As I mentioned earlier, I have an LSAT score below Michigan's 25th percentile range, but I wrote (what I consider to be) a very convincing and sincere "Why Mich?" statement and was accepted this cycle within 58 days from the day that I sent off my application via LSAC. Accordingly, if you really want to go to this (or any) school and are not an auto-accept (or even if you are but want to avoid YP), spend the time doing research and find reasons to back up your desire to attend.
On reflection, I think you're right. There's a good Why Michigan in me. I just need to take some time with it.