I applied to Buffalo. I didn't mind their essays, but then again, I love to write!!!
I wrote about a book about what life is like in the "culinary underbelly", or what goes on in the kitchens of fancy restaurants. The second book I wrote about was a compilation of different authors' spiritual journery. I wrote two paragraphs on each book.
I visited Buffalo Law and I loved it. I'd be in-state so the tuition would be a bargain.