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Re-applying to the law school

Re-applying to the law school
« on: November 17, 2008, 06:01:29 AM »
So I am re-applying to several schools after re-taking the LSAT. I know that schools have a place on the application to note this, so they’ll understand I am a re-applicant. I have two questions:

1. What is a graceful way to address this re-application in an essay? I think it’s quite obvious I need a new personal statement (right?), but should I have a supplemental essay to describe why I am still interested? If so, besides seeing it as a “great fit” what more can be said?

2. Does a re-applicant have any slight boost?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Re-applying to the law school
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 10:56:53 AM »
bump ... please?

Re: Re-applying to the law school
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 08:34:54 PM »
1. Maybe, it depends on the law school. I would work on your numbers though, the essays don't matter much if you got it down the first time.
2. No, it's negative actually, they are more reluctant to admit re-applicants.

Re: Re-applying to the law school
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008, 09:22:54 PM »
WHy are they more reluctant?

Re: Re-applying to the law school
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 10:06:19 AM »
They are not more reluctant to admit re-applicants if you have a significant LSAT score increase.  The only times they are reluctant to admit re-applicants is if nothing changed in your file (no GPA boost, LSAT increase, etc.)  If your PS was good the first time I'd keep the best one you can give them.  The LSAT is what really matters to them in re-evaluating your file.