5 Things I’ve Learned about Applying to Law School

May 6, 2011 at 4:06 pm (Applying to Law School)

1) Hard work pays. I may not have had a competitive LSAT score, but my high GPA and lengthy resume carried me through.

2) Proof reading (obsessively) is worthwhile.  I’ve heard horror stories from other applicants who submitted their applications only to later find a glaring typo or gramatical error.  I am sure this feeling is daunting – asking to supplement (replace) the erred document with a new one doesn’t make a good impression.

3) Remember that you aren’t given the opportunity to interview with the admissions committee so all of your written materials serve as the “interview” and must convey who you are, why law, why their law school, and why you should be admitted.

4) Timing is everything.  Submit well-written application materials early. Ask for letters of recommendation well in advance.

5). It is not over until it is over. Don’t “sell” yourself on any one school until you are sure you know and can consider all variables.


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