« on: May 09, 2008, 07:00:08 AM »
I think re-using your previous admissions essay is a bad idea. You're not in the same place you were when you were originally applying to law school, and you've now had a year's worth of experience that you should probably talk about. From what I understand (and I'm no expert, but I have already been accepted as a transfer at a T20) the general idea is to explain why you want to go to the school, and how your first year of law school helped you make that decision or changed your goals or...insert insightful phrase here. I would suggest starting anew. Additionally, if you got dinged somewhere initially, why? I don't know if ad comms look at your original file or not, but if you didn't stand out the first time, sending the same thing again doesn't seem to be a great idea. Start over. If you want to transfer that much, taking a couple days to work on a new essay will be worth the trouble.