The 250-Word Albatross - Yale Law School

Getting into YLS is no easy feat. In The Best Book On Yale Law School Admissions, recent YLS graduate Kiel Brennan-Marquez gives readers candid and insightful advice for every step in the admissions process. From 'Why YLS?' to writing a personal essay and requesting letters of recommendation, each chapter explores the process. Drawing from his own experience as an applicant and student, Kiel offers readers actionable advice about how to nail the LSAT, write the perfect personal statement and essay, and make the most of your experience as a YLS student.

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Wrapping up with personal stories, advice, and facts about YLS student life and New Haven, this book dives deep into admission and beyond.

Jun 26, 2017 - How to Choose a Topic for a Yale Law School Admissions Essay
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Sigh. The 250-word essay. I remember putting off my Yale Law School application because of the 250, too (good thing that applying late to YLS doesn't affect your chances of admission!).


Jan 23, 2008 - The 250-word essay

examples of the infamous 250-word essay for admission to Yale Law School?
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