Law School Discussion

Applying to Law School => Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation => Topic started by: babyeatsdingo on September 12, 2006, 09:34:05 AM

Title: three personal statement attachments per app allowed?
Post by: babyeatsdingo on September 12, 2006, 09:34:05 AM
The personal statement prompts in the applications for San Diego and Santa Clara each raise several questions that I could address.  I would need the space of many pages to treat each issue adequately.  I don't find any talk in either application of a limit on the size or number of statement(s) that I could submit.  Must or should I submit a two-page, double-spaced essay or may I submit, say, three separate essays, one per major area of investigation (e.g., why I want to go law school, what qualifies me to do so, who am I etc.)?
Title: Re: three personal statement attachments per app allowed?
Post by: jd2bee on September 12, 2006, 09:46:12 AM
I would say contact the schools individually and ask.  That's what I've been doing when i've had questions, and they've been very helpful and responsive.
Title: Re: three personal statement attachments per app allowed?
Post by: babyeatsdingo on September 12, 2006, 09:51:52 AM
I sent email earlier.  I got an automated response saying I shouldn't expect a reply for a few days.  I'm in a rush of sorts (aren't we all?).  I'll try calling.  Thanks for the pointer.
Title: Re: three personal statement attachments per app allowed?
Post by: ColoJen on September 13, 2006, 10:28:22 AM
I would consider the quality of your essay.  I think one good, solid essay would be better than 3 separate ones.  Can you tie together some of the things they are asking for?  Again, I agree it's best to contact the school for a definate answer.