How I Got Into Harvard Law School | How to Craft an EXCELLENT Law School Application

Hi guys! Today I’ll be walking you guys through the Harvard Law School application process step-by-step. Of course, today’s advice isn’t just for prospective HLS students-the elements of an excellent law school application ring true for all law schools. We’ll discuss:

1) College choice
2) Majors, GPA, and extracurriculars
3) Gap years/professional experience
4) The LSAT
5) The resume
6) The personal statement + optional statements
7) Letters of recommendation
8) Timing
…and much more!

Undoubtedly, the law school application process can be overwhelming. The trick is to take it one step at a time, and MOST importantly, have faith in yourself and the work you are doing. A note of caution: Don’t let your undergraduate experience and gap years be overshadowed by the end goal of law school. Instead, let law school conform to YOUR ambitions and dreams along the way. This video is just a rough template of the tools you can employ to get there.

Love, Babs

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Personal Statement Examples:
55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays (1st edition):
55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays (2nd edition):
Spivey Personal Statement Blog:
7 Sage Excellent Law School Personal Statement Examples:

Harvard Law School Resources:
HLS Class of 2023: (FUN FACT: I’m the 1 alpaca farmer at the bottom of the “Class of 2023 by the Numbers” list!)
J.D. Application Components:
^ From this link, you can access example resumes in the third tab
Acing Your Interview:
Our Favorite Interview Questions:
HLS: Inside the Black Box Blog:

Other Useful Law School Admission Resources:

Dreams to Reality-A Law School Admissions Guide By Abraham Barkhordar:
The “useful links” sidebar (found on the lower right of the screen) on R/lawschooladmissions: (WARNING: Reddit can become a time sink/obsession/echo chamber. Keep your eye on the most pertinent info and MOVE ON with your studies!)

Law School Predictors Given LSAT and GPA:

^ REMEMBER: just because it is “unlikely,” doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Always shoot your shot! I ALMOST didn’t apply to Harvard Law School because I thought my GPA was too low (my husband had to talk me into it!)

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