Sincerity Is the Key to Compiling a Strong Activities Record for Law School

Sincerity Is the Key to Compiling a Strong Activities Record for Law School


Hi. I’m Susan Brooks. I’m a senior law
school admissions consultant with Admissions Consultants. I was formerly the Associate
Director of Admissions at both New York Law School and Georgetown Law so I have a lot
of experience reviewing law school applications and I look forward to working with you.
One of the great things about college is that you have the opportunity to get involved in
all kinds of extracurricular activities. But that wealth of choices can almost be too much
for students who are planning to apply to law school.
Future J.D.s know (or they should know) that law school applications have an ‘Activities’
section, and they know (or should know) that what they list there can make a difference
in their admissions outcomes. One question our consultants hear from time
to time is “what kind of activities look good on a law school application?” Does participation
in your student government look better than you heading a sports team or a theater group?
Do you need to do something that shows political or social activism, or that gives you a byline
in a newspaper or magazine? The answer to those questions is simple: Do
something you are genuinely interested in. You are more likely to get involved in an
activity that you care about much more fully and deeply than you are if you pick something
completely random. It’s the quality of your participation, not
the particular thing that you get involved in, that can help convince admissions committees
that they want you in their next J.D. class. There really is no such thing as a ‘right’
or ‘wrong’ extracurricular pursuit. Just do something with some demonstrable commitment
and passion! Whether you are planning to apply late or
early in the admissions season or you just want to discuss some pre positioning issues,
we’re to help. Call us at 1.800.809.0800 to ensure that you maximize your law school admissions
chances.

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