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Tell a Story, Don't Write A Novel If you’ve listed your accomplishments on the extracurricular activity section on your application, you don’t need to run down another list on your law school personal

Tell a Story, Don't Write A Novel
If you’ve listed your accomplishments on the extracurricular activity section on your application, you don’t need to run down another list on your law school personal statement for the admissions committee.
Instead, pick out the most important services that you performed that also crossover into skills you acquired that you will apply toward your law degree. From these, find a little anecdote to demonstrate your acquired skill and interesting volunteer activity. It doesn’t need to be dry and academic to be impressive. Entertaining the admissions committee with just the right touch of humor will be remembered as much as strong achievements. But don’t go the other way and write a sitcom, either. Balance, as they say, is essential in everything.
Also, if you listed it on your application, don’t repeat it on your law school personal statement. You can talk about skills you gained during a listed volunteer service that you performed, but an admissions committee will notice if your only volunteer work was Girl Scout fundraising in the third grade. No amount of repeating it in different ways is going to spread that thin enough to look good.

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