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For People of Color, Inc.
Is Accepting Application Materials for Review
For People of Color, Inc. ("FPOC") is now accepting application materials, from its members, for review. FPOC has assembled a stellar team of reviewers, led by Ms. Cesia Minemann, our Senior Admissions Consultant.
We kindly ask that you adhere to the following instructions when submitting your materials:
1. Online Submission Form: Click on the link below to submit your materials. The link will take you to a form that will collect your information and attachments.
Important Note: Attachments MUST be in Word (.doc) format. Do NOT attach documents in .pdf, wordperfect, .docx, or any other type of format. Please carefully follow the form's instructions.
Important Note: You must submit your materials using the form below. Materials submitted via e-mail to FPOC will be ignored.
2. Limit on Number of Submissions: You will only be able to submit your materials once. We will not review multiple drafts.
3. Deadline: We will not be accepting any application materials after August 31, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific). This will be your only opportunity to have your materials reviewed by FPOC this year.
4. Quality: Please make absolutely sure that your materials contain no spelling or grammatical mistakes.
Click Here to Submit Your Application
Materials for Our Review
General Tips & Guidance:
The following are the six most important tips every law school applicant should keep in mind when crafting her or his materials.
1. Spelling & Grammar: Your application materials should be completely devoid of spelling or grammatical mistakes. Strunk & White's "Elements of Style" is particularly helpful in this regard.
2. Theme: Make sure that your personal statement contains a core theme. In other words, what is the key point that you want the reader to ascertain about you?
3. Narrative style: The most powerful personal statements use the narrative style. It is much better to convey your theme via a vivid and powerful story.
4. Length: We suggest that your personal statement be no longer than 1.5 to 2 pages. The best personal statements are very concise and to the point. Longer statements tend to be rather unwieldy and convoluted. Thus, they lose their potency with each unnecessary additional sentence and paragraph.
5. Editing: Developing "perfect" law school application materials requires an abundant amount of time and dedication. Continually edit and refine your materials. Solicit advice from friends, professors, colleagues, and other professionals. You should, however, take their suggestions with a grain of salt. In the end, you must determine how best to craft your materials.
6. Resume: Please use complete sentences--not bulleted fragments--in your resume. Remember, the resume can also be used as a vehicle to further showcase your writing ability.
Video of Law School Admissions Workshop
Guide to Law School Application Process For People of Color
We look forward to reviewing your materials and hope that you take advantage of this opportunity.
Anthony Solana, Jr.
President & Chairperson
For People of Color, Inc.
6080 Center Drive, 6th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90045