Friday, March 02, 2007

Law School Personal Statementa Advice No.10 - M

The last advice!

10. Top 10 Personal Statement Mistakes

This list, culled from discussions with admissions directors, lists the ten biggest mistakes applicants often make on their law school personal statements. Most of these were discussed above.

1. Spelling and grammatical errors.

2. Sending a personal statement to school B meant for School A. Harvard Law School does not want to read about your desire to attend Yale Law School.

3. Merely summarizing your resume in essay form.

4. Staying too detached in your writing style and not letting your personality come through in your “personal” statement.

5. Focusing upon your weaknesses and not your strengths.

6. Using too many big words or “legalese.”

7. Spending just a few hours on your personal statement and submitting your first draft.

8. Exceeding the specified page or word limitations.

9. Stating that once admitted you will save the world.

10. Using gimmicks such as writing in crayon, modeling your personal statement as a legal brief, or writing it as a poem.


0-9 & A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y


M2M - Don't Say You Love Me, Mirror Mirror, Pretty Boy, The Day You Went Away

Madonna - Like a Virgin + Hollywood (Feat. Britney & Christina), Sorry, Who's That Girl?, You'll See, Jump, Frozen, Hung Up

Mandy Moore - Crush, Cry, I wanna be with you, Only Hope (Ost. A Walk to Remember), Extraordinary

Marc Anthony - I Need You

Mariah Carey - Against All Odds (feat. Westlife), Don't Forget About Us, Hero, It's Like That, Say Something, We Belong Together, Without You (Live), Can't Take That Away, Shake It Off, I'll be there , One Sweet Day, All I Want for Christmas is You, Never Too Far

Marion Raven (M2M) - Heads will roll

Marilyn Monroe - River of No Return (1954)

Maroon 5 - This Love, She will be loved, Sunday Morning, Makes Me Wonder

Mary J Blige - Be Without You, We ride

Matisyahu - Youth, King without a crown (Live)

Mattafix - Big City Life

Metallica - Sad but true

Michael Buble - Home

Michael Jackson - Black or White, Smooth Criminal, Thriller, Heal the World, I'll Be There

Michael Learns to Rock - Sleeping Child, 25 Minutes

Mika - Grace Kelly, Love Today

Mims - This is why I'm hot

MisTeeq- Scandulous

Moffatts, The - Miss You Like Crazy

Mono - Life in Mono

Mr Big - To Be With You

Mudvayne - Death Blooms

Muse - Time is running out

My Chemical Romance - Helena, Welcome to the black parade, I don't love you