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Obtain an Outstanding Law School Letter of Recommendation

Posted by Gisele Joachim on 11/25/15 8:30 AM


(Post updated August 7, 2017)

Now that you have written a superb personal statement, I want to focus on another aspect of your law school application – Letters of Recommendation (LOR) are another way that an otherwise average application may rise above the pack.

Although you do not have control over what your letter writer(s) may write, you certainly have control over ensuring that you select the individual(s) with the most relevant and positive things to say. Ideally, your recommender(s) should speak thoughtfully to your strengths and, if necessary, address any weaknesses your application may reveal.

It is also important that your choice of recommenders ‘makes sense’.

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Admissions

How to Write a Personal Statement for Law School

Posted by Gisele Joachim on 11/5/15 10:00 AM

(Post updated August 17, 2017)

I am often asked how to write a personal statement for law school so that the application stands out from the rest. Submitting an outstanding law school application may seem like an unachievable ideal, but consider a few simple recommendations and your application will get full attention!

To get your law school application to stand out you should focus on three components: the personal statement, letters of recommendation, and additional addenda.

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Admissions, Writing

Fall 2015 Law School Admissions Travel Schedule

Posted by Katya Valasek on 11/3/15 11:08 AM


Fall is a busy time for us as we hit the road to meet with pre-law advisors and prospective students at law school and graduate school fairs all over the country. Although all the travel is exhausting, I think many of us consider the opportunity to meet all the amazing people at these events one of our favorite parts of the job! I know I do.

If one of us from Seton Hall Law has already met with you in our travels, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by our table. I hope you found the conversation helpful! If you have not yet been able to meet with us, don’t worry! You’re not too late. Although things wind down as the holidays approach, Seton Hall Law Admissions is still extremely busy in November.

Here’s where you can find us on the road this month:

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Topics: Admissions, Newark

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