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Optional Essays

BadatcomingupwithusernameBadatcomingupwithusername 51 replies14 threads Junior Member
edited September 2007 in Law School
In general, are optional essays worth doing? It seems like most of them are usually about why you want to attend the specific school. I plan to definitely do the optional essay for one school where I have a very specific reason for wanting to go there, but for the others, I don't feel like I have a very compelling reason.
edited September 2007
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  • jonrijonri 7371 replies135 threads Senior Member
    Write it. If your stats are above the 75th percentile and it isn't YHS, it may not matter. Otherwise, it does.
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  • sallyawpsallyawp 1948 replies111 threads Senior Member
    My experience has been that if there is an optional essay that allows you to articulate your interest in that particular school, it is best to write a thoughtful essay. If I was advising someone close to me how to approach these essays, my advice would be to treat them as mandatory rather than optional. The last thing you want is for a law school to question your intentions when applying to that school and to decline your admission as a result. I wouldn't want to take that chance.
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  • BadatcomingupwithusernameBadatcomingupwithusername 51 replies14 threads Junior Member
    thanks, will do
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