You're almost done with the law school application process -- but not yet.
Do you need a new personal statement for each law school you apply to? But do you need to change your essay slightly for different schools? To help you figure out what you need to do (because following the directions provided by each school is part of what you are being tested on when you apply to law school – rule following is slightly important for lawyers), we’ve put together a chart with a link to the current personal statement prompt for each law school.
See below for links to each law school’s personal statement requirements and instructions.
I am listing it by school ranking because most people apply to schools that are similarly ranked and I thought this would make it easiest for you to find the schools you are looking for.
To be considered for admissions, applicants must follow the application instructions, register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and Credential Assembly Service (CAS), take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and demonstrate that they have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U. or Canadian university or the foreign equivalent whose program has been deemed comparable to that of a four-year baccalaureate degree, prior to registering for the first academic quarter at UW Law. UW Law provides for a selective admission process with the objective of attracting students who demonstrate the strongest prospects for high quality academic work.
UW Law reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission if the candidate fails to maintain satisfactory scholastic standing for work in progress, if final records fail to show completion of courses and/or degrees required for admission or if the admission decision was based on incomplete, inaccurate or misleading information furnished by the applicant.
In addition, the law school may also report its findings to LSAC's Misconduct and Irregularities Committee.
This selective admission process shall assure that the University's educational opportunities shall be open to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability or veteran status.
The process of admission shall be mindful of the need for diversity in the student body and for highly-trained individuals from all segments of the population. Applicants are under a continued obligation to notify the law school immediately of any and all circumstances and events that may occur from the date an application is submitted to the first day of enrollment that may change any of the responses to their application.
They combine applicants' LSAT scores and grades, weighting them according to their believed importance.
The lucky few at the very top of the index are likely to be automatically in; those at the very bottom are likely to be automatically out.