"In making admissions decisions, we give consideration, among other things, to diversity factors (including but not limited to racial or ethnic group identification, cultural, linguistic or economic group; sexual orientation; or other factors), obstacles that applicants have overcome, and/or discrimination that you have experienced. If you choose, please submit a separate statement (in addition to the required personal statement) discussing any or all of these issues to the extent they apply to you."
To those who have questions about diversity statements, this is a good prompt (one of U Mich's optional essays) that I posted on the other board:How might your background and experience enhance the diversity of our student body or of the legal profession? You might discuss perspectives or experiences relating to socioeconomic disadvantage, disability, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, or religious affiliation. You might also discuss atypical career goals, employment history, educational background or special talents or skills.The diversity statement speaks to what makes you different from the rest of the applying class. It doesn't have to be about a specific experience or obstacles that you've overcome.
What is a certification letter?On the wisconsin-madison app it has this included at the end:note: If you are applying electronically via LSAC, print out and sign your certification letter instead of signing this application.Where is it? And do what with it then? I feel like this is probably a really stupid question, but...I'm asking anyways.
You will not find it on the application. You will find it only once you've submitted. Then you'll have access to it. It's a form you'll print out and mail.I was pretty confused by this sort of thing last year.
Anyway, applying is really not as complicated as it sounds. All you need to do is tailor your resume to the study of law (should be easy), then write a few general personal statements about why you want to go to law school (a diversity statement if applicable), and an addendum if it applies to you. (i.e. I had a M.I.P. my freshman year of college --- not a big deal at all) ... Apply before November and the rest will really take care of itself.All I am saying is that it is good to be concerned in advance, but donít sweat the small stuff. I would again stress the importance of your LSAT score (you CAN help this) and your GPA (you CANíT help this) above any of the aforementioned documents. Just take it one step at a time, you will learn as you go.
Beautiful, thanks.Addendums will be added to the list. What sort of addendums are we looking at?