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Admissions advisors

Admissions advisors
« on: August 09, 2005, 07:19:02 AM »
Every college and university has a pre-law advisor who tells students what to write and how to present themselves to law schools. As it turned out with my alma mater, much of the advice I got recently was generic and hopelessly unfocused. None of what the advisor told me addressed my individual case. So I broke ranks. I went my own way with my personal statement. I wrote what I wanted in my PS, emphasized what I chose to in my resume. The prelaw advisors were appalled. I loved that they were appalled.

Don't listen to any advisor when it comes to your personal statement, or any other important application essays. Advisors are paid to mollify, not to consult in the true sense. Be yourself.