Kill the Editor on Your Shoulder

Tiffany Sanders, J.D. Law School Admissions Leave a Comment

Professional writers and those who aspire to be pros often speak of “the editor on my shoulder”. On first hearing, the editor on your shoulder might sound like a helpful being, someone who would help you tweak and hone your writing and make it better. Seasoned writers know better: the editor on your shoulder isn’t your friend. She doesn’t improve …

Law School Personal Statement Subject Matter

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In my years as a law school admissions consultant, I’ve seen a wide range of winning personal statements and other essays, and the subject matter of some of them might surprise you. Writing a personal statement or optional essay that really captures the admissions committee’s attention requires breaking free of the “what do they want to hear” mentality and thinking …

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Law School Personal Statements: Finding Your Story

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When I applied to law school in 1987, I had no clue what admissions officers were looking for in a personal statement—very few prospective law students did. Most of us dutifully recapped the highlights of our applications and resumes, not really understanding what a law school personal statement was for. Today, your competitors are a bit more savvy. Most law