A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about the first step in the law school application process–collecting letters of recommendation. If you thought that sounded terrible (and believe me, you’re not alone in thinking that), then you’re in for a rude awakening. This post is about a far worse part of the application process–the personal statement. As if writing a personal statement for undergrad wasn’t bad enough, you have to write another, more heavily scrutinized personal statement for your law school applications ( “hello darkness my old friend…”).
For the following introduction, I’m going to assume everyone out there has a working knowledge of the original Star Wars movies. If you don’t, go watch them. It is more important than studying for the LSAT. Go on, get out of here.