Law School Application Advice
Personal Statements & Essays
Personal statements are used to frame how you want the law admissions officers to view your application. The statement should make sense to the reviewer - the reviewer should not have questions remaining when they are finished reading.
- Personal Statements: what to write about
- Example personal statements from students at the U. of Chicago School of Law
The DU Writing Center is available to help with questions about personal statements or to meet for a consultation to review your personal statement and essay drafts.
It is important to tailor your resume for your law school application. These articles have some useful tips:
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of Recommendation, similar to your LSAT Score, last for 5 years. If you are planning on taking a gap year or two, go ahead and get the letters before you graduate from your undergraduate institution and send them into the Credential Assembly Service.
Provide your recommenders with a blurb about why you are pursuing law school. This will help them understand your perspective and allow them to write you a better quality letter.