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If you’re considering going to law school, you know your reasons for applying, but you may not know what law schools look for in a candidate. For a law school admissions committee, the ideal applicant has the following credentials:

  • Has taken a variety of challenging courses in college and scored well in them

  • Has a well-thought out reason for wanting to go to law school

  • Has excelled in extracurricular, service-oriented, or work-related activities

  • Writes a dynamic personal statement that reveals an intriguing personality to admissions committees

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Rebecca Greene, JD, is a May 2003 graduate of Indiana University School of Law?Bloomington. A contributor to the American Bar Association?s Student Lawyer magazine, she also wrote for Peterson?s Law Schools.

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