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Making a Statement with Your College Personal Statement: 3 Key Tips

January 28, 2014

Yes, the personal statement is the most important part of your college application. No, you do not need to be so stressed about it. You dictate almost everything about the personal statement: the topic, the style, and most importantly, the way you want the admissions officers to react to your writing. Remember, you are in complete control here. You know your life and your experiences better than anyone, including the reader.

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Switching it Up: Transferring after 1L

January 28, 2014

I didn’t go to law school thinking I would transfer. I enrolled at Georgetown University Law Center, happy to spend three years in our nation’s capital studying at one of the country’s best law schools. But when I got back my 1L grades, I realized I had a shot at transferring to the schools I never could have gotten into originally, given my LSAT score and undergraduate GPA. This fall, I enrolled at Yale Law School as a 2L; I couldn’t be happier with my decision. Here’s some wisdom about transferring that I picked up along the way:

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