101 Law School Personal Statements That Made a Difference

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About the author:
After completing her Ph.D. at Kansas State University in 1987, Dr. Nolan pursued a career in academic and industrial research. Since 2000, she has been the President and CEO of IvyLeagueAdmission, which is one of the nation's most distinguished advisory services.

101 Law School Personal Statements That Made a Difference
 

Authored by Dr. Nancy L. Nolan

At top U.S. law schools, a candidate's personal statement can help him/her to stand out in an increasingly competitive applicant pool. This publication presents 101 personal statements that enabled their authors to gain admission to the law school of their choice.

By design, they include more than 20 different topics, including the candidates' goals, personal background, legal experience, notable accomplishments, contribution to diversity, international travel experiences, and motivation to become an attorney. The selection also includes successful responses to being waitlisted and separate addendums to explain a disappointing GPA or LSAT score.

Collectively, these statements show the many ways that candidates have presented themselves to the committee in a creative (and effective) manner. They also show the caliber of writing that is expected at top U.S. law schools. Before you write your own statement, take the time to read several sample essays from students who have already accomplished what you are trying to do. For something this important, why leave your personal statement to chance?


Publication Date:
2012-04-23
ISBN/EAN13:
1933819626 / 9781933819624
Page Count:
94
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Study Aids / LSAT




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