Monday, March 17, 2014
Law School Personal Statement Tips from Co-Founder of InGenius Prep - Joel Butterly
This is the latest video from admissions expert and co-founder of InGenius Prep, Joel Butterly. He has examples from successful and unsuccessful law school applications and picks them apart to find the good and the bad as you watch. Joel has some terrific examples here to work with that provide concrete examples of regurgitating your resume (don't), telling the admissions officers nothing about yourself, and not tying your application persona to a compelling story about your interest in the law.
You can reach Joel by e-mailing him here.
Labels: admissions, bubble candidates, David Mainiero's Admissions Tips - inGenius prep, law school, medians, personal statement
I am pursuing a JD at Harvard Law School, where I am a member of Harvard’s Journal on Legislation and Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law. Prior to attending law school, I graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with High Honors in History. There, I competed on the Policy Debate team and was the Managing Editor of The Dartmouth Independent. Teaching, mentoring, and coaching have continued to be passions of mine after my time working as a high school debate coach. Throughout college until the present, I have worked with several college and professional school applicants to refine their applications and get into the top choice schools. My favorite part of the job is to watch students grow intellectually and personally throughout the process. I am proud to call many of my advisees lifelong friends. In my free time, I enjoy basketball, soccer, and fitness. My other passion is food, and if there is a Chipotle nearby, you’re likely to find me there at least twice a day. Fortunately, those two hobbies should balance each other out!