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ii) Essay Questions
Please answer each of the following questions, paying particular attention to the word limits. Attach to your
1) What is your main interest or purpose in pursuing a law degree? (Limit: 100 words)
2) Achieving success on the LSAT, in law school, and in one’s professional career, requires what educators
call “grit.” Grit is defined as “perseverance and passion for long-term goals.” Researchers have identified the
following traits as essential components of “grit”:
a. Having persistence despite setbacks.
b. Having humility about knowing a goal doesn’t necessarily come easy.
c. Recognizing that accepting help does not equate to weakness.
d. Having a capacity for human connection and collaboration.
Please write an essay concerning a goal you have set or a project on which you have worked that
demonstrates one or more of these traits. (Limit: 300 words)
3) Describe some challenges you might face while pursuing your personal goals during the next year and one
or two SPECIFIC things that will help you overcome these challenges. (Limit: 100 words)
4) Starting in February, successful applicants will need to be able to attend EVERY LSAT review class. The
classes meet two evenings per week, from 6:15 to 9:45PM, and on six Saturdays during the semester, for 3 ½
hours. Moreover, students need to spend between 15 and 20 additional hours each week doing LSAT
preparation on their own. Finally, during the period between the end of final exams and the June LSAT,
students must spend at least 4 to 6 hours per day, six days a week, on LSAT preparation.
Are you prepared to commit to this many hours of pure, honest work? If so, how will you change your
current schedule so that you are able to fulfill the time requirements? (Limit: 200 words)
iii) Spring Schedule
Please prepare a schedule listing EVERY activity or time commitment in which you will be or are likely to be
This schedule should include the courses you intend to take and/or work responsibilities, extracurricular
activities [both school-related and non-school related], family and social responsibilities [ie: weddings, family
obligations, trips, etc.], internships, and any other similar activity. Include both the time you will be in the
LSAT Prep classes, and the 15 to 20 additional
hours each week doing LSAT preparation on your own.
[Remember that during the period between the end of your final exams and the June LSAT, you will need to
spend 4 to 6 hours per day, six days per week, on LSAT preparation.]
The purpose of this schedule is to ensure that you will have the time to complete the Program successfully. See Application Requirements
Your schedule should cover the period from February to June.
If you do not know your Spring class schedule, say how many credits you plan on taking, the courses you
plan on taking, and estimate where your LSAT Prep study time will be. Omission of any significant
activity will be considered an Honor Code violation and grounds for expulsion from the Program.
iv) Letter of Recommendation