A law school application is a compilation of your academic achievements and your professional goals. Law school admissions counselors review applications with a keen eye for detail and reward those who follow best practices. Engage with both pre-law advisors on each of the components of your application to ensure your application will impress.

Create a Strong Application

Each piece of the application is an arrow in your quiver – so arrows can come from different sources, not just your personal statement.  What is most important is attention to detail and a personal statement that is authentic (rings true to who you are).

Exude Professionalism

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Professionalism is just as important when applying to law school as it is when applying for a job.  Your actions demonstrate respect for those around you and a sincere interest in your candidacy.

Professionalism is more than just having an effective resume or strong interview; it includes editing emails and application documents, dressing appropriately for events and interviews, and addressing individuals by formal title. Students are asked to disclose everything (e.g. Academic Honesty violations, open liquor, arrests, etc).  Even expunged crimes must be disclosed. Handling disclosure honestly and appropriately is also a sign of professionalism.

For more information about presenting yourself in a professional manner review this Career Development webinar.