Law School Discussion

Poll

how many optional essays are you writing?

none, just my regular PS
0 (0%)
PS plus one
4 (33.3%)
PS plus two
7 (58.3%)
PS plus three
1 (8.3%)

Total Members Voted: 8

michigan essays

lexylit

michigan essays
« on: September 04, 2004, 06:13:23 PM »
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Re: michigan essays
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2004, 06:14:43 PM »
aren't most of the optional essays very limited,like one page or less?

inthesun

Re: michigan essays
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2004, 06:15:19 PM »
Lexy, you just seem too cosmo to be in the midwest...I always imagine you as law student by day, Carrie Bradshaw/glamour girl by night (that's a compliment).  

lexylit

Re: michigan essays
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2004, 06:18:11 PM »
aren't most of the optional essays very limited,like one page or less?

yeah, and i suck because i figured that out just now after writing my one op essay at two pages. do you think that's a big no even if it's the equivalent of two one-pagers?

as is, my ps is pretty short. so a 677-word ps and a 758-word extra essay. can it fly?

lexylit

Re: michigan essays
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2004, 06:19:38 PM »
Lexy, you just seem too cosmo to be in the midwest...I always imagine you as law student by day, Carrie Bradshaw/glamour girl by night (that's a compliment).  

nice  ;)
i definitely prefer not to be landlocked, but they've got those pretty lakes! i bet i could have some fun in ann arbor. on the other hand, nyc might eat me up, you never know.

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Re: michigan essays
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2004, 06:20:06 PM »
not looking forward to writing any of those...whether it's one page or not...

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Re: michigan essays
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2004, 06:40:09 PM »
more essays?  :'(  do you have to write this much during law school?

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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2004, 07:11:41 PM »
Lexy,

follow the directions, don't go over the page if thats what they want.  There is no total count of how long your optional essays should be if your ps is shorter. Stick with the page, going against directions doesn't look good to adcomms (I bet)

Re: michigan essays
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2004, 07:13:18 PM »
and I think it would be to your advantage to reply to two of the topics instead of just one.  You shouldn't go two pages if you are only doing one essay, that would still conflict with their directions.

lexylit

Re: michigan essays
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2004, 07:23:39 PM »
hmm. i do like this one though and can't see cutting it in half-- in a sense it answers two Qs rolled into one. thanks for the advice though. maybe i call them this week & inquire.