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Hooking law into PS

Hooking law into PS
« on: August 25, 2008, 09:35:51 PM »
Is it important to link your personal statement topic to why you want to study law?  Is it better to tie it in or leave it out?

Re: Hooking law into PS
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 07:34:05 AM »
If "why law" fits into the story you want to tell, then go ahead and include it. If it doesn't, then don't, and it's no biggie!

(NB: Of course, this only applies to schools with 'open' PS prompts. Some schools want you to talk about why law. Read the application instructions for everything you apply to!)

Re: Hooking law into PS
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 11:27:23 AM »
Generally speaking, law schools don't care too much about why you want to go to law school. (I'm serious.)

It is a good idea to mention it in the PS, but your PS should be about more than that.

Re: Hooking law into PS
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2008, 08:04:57 PM »
Agreed. 

That's all I can contribute unfortunately...

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Re: Hooking law into PS
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008, 10:06:06 AM »
Make sure you mention how important it is for you to make a ton of money in the future - law schools love that.