Sunday, October 14, 2007

5 Common Mistakes in Law School Applications

I've been checking a lot of law school applications this weekend and I want to remind all law school applicants to proofread their application forms very carefully before clicking "Submit".

Here are the 5 Most Common Mistakes in Law School Applications:

1. Sending School A's personal statement to School B !!!

2. Messing up the dates on employment positions.

3. Forgetting to check off boxes, leaving the application incomplete and unable to be processed.

4. Not following directions about how to label attachments.

5. Playing with margins and fonts instead of really taking the time to analyze whether each word in your essay is necessary for its effectiveness.

I know you're exhausted, but this is not the time for laziness or lack of attention to detail. This is the stuff that matters so do it when you're alert and not feeling rushed. Only then should you click that nervewracking "submit" button.

4 comments:

  1. Do you think it's wise to put headers on each electronically attached documents with name, LSAC account #, and SSN?

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  2. If we find a mistake made, for example, with the employment dates (I had September in my Resume, but wrote 08 by mistake on my applications), would I have to call them and let them know? How much will this impact one's chances?

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  3. JustLev----I have the same question. I was very careful on the text of the resume but have such an extensive work history (including in college) that there were some slight mix ups on the dates.

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