Law School Personal Statement Review
Your personal statement is perhaps the most thought-provoking and time-consuming element of your law school application. Since most law schools don't require interviews, your personal statement is your one chance to show admissions committees what makes you unique and deserving of a spot in next year's class. With so much riding on your personal statement, you owe it to yourself to get it right.
Frequently Asked Questions about Law School Personal Statement Review
Q: How does the service work?
Q: Who will be reviewing my personal statement – what are their credentials?
Q: Does my consultant do the work for me?
Q: How many essays can I submit?
Q: What are the dos and don'ts of personal statement writing?
One business day after you enroll in Law School Personal Statement Review, you will receive a welcome email, including a link to a brief survey. The survey inquires about your goals, target schools and more to help us better understand your needs. We then use this information to match you with the right consultant. You will be paired with the consultant whose experience and expertise best matches your goals, target school and level of competitiveness.
The service is delivered remotely with your consultant advising you via phone and email. The remote delivery allows Kaplan to provide the most convenient scheduling and to match you with exactly the right consultant regardless of geography.
One of Kaplan's expert law school admissions consultants will be assigned as your essay reviewer. Kaplan's law school admissions consultants are so effective because of their deep experience in the field. Most have served on admissions committees or as pre-law advisors—many at the top law schools—and they bring really cogent insight into the admissions decision-making process. Many of them have a JD themselves, so they know first-hand the challenges you face as an applicant. Most importantly, they understand that this process is about you presenting the best you possible. Our consultants know how essential it is to preserve and amplify your voice. They bring their expertise to bear to help you succeed.
Absolutely not! Kaplan consultants work with you to enhance your original work. They'll help you brainstorm, polish your work, and help you position yourself for the greatest effect. But don't forget, law school is a very personal choice—it's important that the schools understand who you are as a person. And a Kaplan law school admissions consultant can help you do that.
Law School Personal Statement Review is good for one personal statement, on one application for one law school. However, during that 90-day period, you can submit as many drafts as needed to get your essay just right. And, one stellar personal statement can often be used at multiple schools, or, as the basis for more tailored essays for specific schools. Our experience shows us 90 days is more than enough time to complete one stellar personal statement; many students have a finished draft they are proud of much earlier.
It's always a good idea to have someone else proofread your essay to make sure it answers the question being asked, it sounds like you and it's free of typos and other errors. However, your friends, siblings or parents likely don't have the admissions expertise to distinguish a great essay from a great law school personal statement. In fact, there are a lot of misconceptions about what makes for a great personal statement. You need a lot more than a well-written, error-free finished product to position yourself as a strong candidate. Why not check out one of our upcoming free personal statement workshops to learn how to get a great head start? Enter your zip code at the top left to find free events in your area.