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Aug 08, 2012
These Law School Personal Statement Clichés are so Cliché

A while ago, I wrote an article listing some clichés to avoid on your personal statement. And yet I still read statements all the time that include these, and other, clichés. To put it simply, do not include any cliché in your law school personal statement. If you can imagine it on a fortune cookie […]

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Jun 25, 2012
Ann Levine on Law School Personal Statements and School Choice

I had the opportunity to conduct a video interview with Ann Levine. Ann is an elite law school admissions consultant. A former law school admissions dean, Ann has helped hundreds of students work succsesfully through the admissions process — so you should take her suggestions very seriously. In this video, Ann answers two questions: 1. How should […]

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Oct 19, 2011
My Law School Personal Statement, Dissected

I applied to law school in October/November of 2006 with a 3.7/180 and the following law school personal statement. It was not even close to the strongest element of my application package. I’ve annotated it in the many, many areas where I messed up. However, I didn’t really say anything in my law school personal […]

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Oct 12, 2011
Top 5 Law School Personal Statement Mistakes

It’s crunch time, people. Many of you are awaiting patiently (drunkenly?) for your October LSAT results, and that’s put somewhat of a ticking clock on your law school personal statement. You should all know by now that applying earlier means a better shot at the school of your choice. The Letters of Rec are out […]

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Apr 07, 2011
How to Avoid the Missteps of the Law School Personal Statement

How to Avoid the Missteps of the Law School Personal Statement Unless you’re one of those people who have, paradoxically, a thousand things on your resume and too much time on your hands, you haven’t yet started your personal statement. And that’s fine. You have all summer to work on it, and you don’t want […]

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Jan 12, 2011
Things to Avoid on the Law School Personal Statement

The Law School Personal Statement and Avoiding Cliches Two pages. That’s how long you have to sum up your life in a personal statement. Law schools already have your GPA and LSAT, so those four years of school and three months of study are already covered, but what about everything else? Hell, it took 240 […]

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Dec 02, 2010
Personal Statement Help (from the U.S. Supreme Court)

Personal Statement Help (from the U.S. Supreme Court!) Law school application season is heating up, and as we head into December, I suspect that the majority of you are working on your personal statements and supplemental essays. For those of you studying for the December LSAT, stop reading now and go study. To the early […]

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Dec 14, 2009
Some Help on Getting Started with the Law School Personal Statement

While oscillating between not caring about Tiger Woods and caring just a little too much about the current state of UCLA basketball this week, it occurred to me that there is little rhyme or reason to determining what subject matter a person will find interesting. Either you give a crap that Eldrick is making a […]

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Dec 03, 2018
Three Tips for Diagramming Conditional Statements

Conditional statements are one of the most powerful tools in your LSAT tool belt. They allow you to properly understand the logical implications of complex statements and to determine what other conclusions can be properly drawn. Needless to say, becoming a master diagrammer is an important part of your LSAT success (dare we say it’s […]

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Dec 06, 2016
From The Vaults: Should You Write a Diversity Statement for Law School?

This post originally appeared on Most Strongly Supported in 2015. Everyone knows you need to write a personal statement when applying to law school, but did you know you might need to write a diversity statement too? Before I share tips on how to write one, let’s first talk about the purpose of the diversity […]

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