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What is the shortest amount of time anyone ever took to write a winning PS?

Post by Inhousefuture » Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:27 pm

Hello,

What is the shortest amount of time anyone ever took to write a law school personal statement that got them into a T20 or above law school? Thanks

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Re: What is the shortest amount of time anyone ever took to write a winning PS?

Post by talons2250 » Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:05 pm

Probably an hour? Personal statements aren't that important. As long as the personal statement isn't glaringly problematic, it won't affect much. By the same token, a really good personal statement that you worked on for months... also probably won't affect much. LSAT, UGPA, rigor of undergraduate curriculum, recommendations, and work experience/resume typically seal the deal. The personal statement provides context. That's pretty much it.

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Re: What is the shortest amount of time anyone ever took to write a winning PS?

Post by nixy » Sun Sep 18, 2022 9:01 pm

How would anyone possibly know this?

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Re: What is the shortest amount of time anyone ever took to write a winning PS?

Post by nealric » Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:04 pm

I don't think I spent more than an hour or two on mine. Had an idea, banged out 500 words, proofread a couple times. Done. Admissions is mostly a numbers game anyway.

I'm sure there's someone out there that spent 10 minutes.

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Re: What is the shortest amount of time anyone ever took to write a winning PS?

Post by RecruiterMan » Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:48 pm

No better way to prepare for the realities of a legal career than by spending an hour on banging out whatever the first idea is that comes into your head and then asking a younger sibling to proof it and give them 15 mins

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