Top Ten Mistakes That Law School Applicants Make: #5

typewriter-turquoiseThis post continues our 10-part series of posts on the Top Ten Mistakes That Law School Applicants Make.

The #5 Top Ten Mistake That Law School Applicants Make every year is…
THEY DON’T TAILOR THEIR ESSAYS TO THEIR SCHOOLS’ PROMPTS.

Do they want 12 point font?

Do they want only two pages?

Do they want to know why you want to attend their law school, in addition to hearing your story?

Whatever the law school wants, give it to them.

Follow the directions.

I know it sounds simple but you’d be surprised how many times I’ve reviewed personal statements and supplemental/optional essays that did not match what the law school indicated in their essay prompts.

Read and follow the directions on the application. If the directions don’t make sense, contact the admissions office at the law school. Better to know for sure than to guess.

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