Below are 23 additional ideas to help may your LLM Application great! Keep these tips and hints in mind as you prepare your LLM Applications for US law school LLM programs.
1. The entire application process is about marketing yourself to the admission committee.
2. Applications contain information about what you have accomplished and your potential. What have you done? What will you do?
3. Get involved in extracurricular activities now--before you apply.
4. Contact EducationUSA for guidance and advice.
5. Find alumni of schools—ask about their experiences.
6. Be realistic about your goals, attributes, and finances.
7. What are your research interests?
8. Clearly state who you are—advocate on your own behalf.
9. Meet, or beat, deadlines. Begin early—months in advance.
10. Follow directions.
12. Did you “self-assess,” judging your own academic background and accomplishments, test scores, and experience to determine which schools might admit you?
13. Did you apply to a range of schools—some that have higher entry requirements and are more competitive than others?
14. Be persuasive. Inform the school about your career and personal goals.
15. Demonstrate to the school that you are mature, professional, collegial, and hardworking.
16. If your academic scores are not great now, improve those scores before you apply.
17. Write and publish even short articles in law journals or newsletters. This will help demonstrate your aptitude, writing skills, and commitment. Write and publish in English, if possible.
18. Remember that each contact you have with the school is part of the application process. Schools keep track of contacts.
19. Spell-check your application carefully. Be certain it contains no errors.
20. Ask a classmate, professor, or academic advisor to review your documents to help ensure they are complete. But be certain to do your own work. Prepare your own application. Be mindful that your personal statements should be written by you and about you (or about whatever questions or issues the school may pose).
21. After you “complete” your applications, set them down overnight or for a couple of days. Then look at them again with a fresh eye to make sure there are no errors.
22. Make sure you are consistent and accurate—check spelling, font, punctuation, grammar, and for unclear abbreviations or slang.
23. After you submit your applications, sit back and wait to receive an e-mail reply from the LL.M. programs.