Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 208 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.39 in
Published: June 26, 2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0312366116
ISBN - 13: 9780312366117
About the Book
Here, 55 of the successful applicants to Harvard Law School share the essays that helped them make the cut. Each is analyzed by the staff of the "Harvard Crimson" and accompanied by no-nonsense advice to help readers craft their own winning essays.
Read from the Book
Constructing Your Identity Kenneth Basin They had been subjected to indignity after indignity. They had paid over six months'' salary per person for the "privilege" of relinquishing their Soviet citizenship (though conveniently enough, they had lost their jobs upon applying for their visas and being labeled refusniks). They had stood quietly as armed soldiers barraged them with accusations of treason, anti-Semitic slurs, and threats of imprisonment. But standing in that train station in the Ukrainian border town of Chop, waiting for the train that would take them out of the Soviet Union and on the first leg of their journey to the United States, my parents had finally had enough: they would not let a book of Grimm''s Fairy Tales go. The Russian customs official who made the final inspection of their bags had removed only the book, leaving my parents grateful that they had gotten off rather easily. But as they started toward the train platform, my sister (then five years old) lingered behind, growing increasingly hysterical at the loss of her favorite book. My father pled with the official, not as a refusnik to a soldier or a Jew to an ethnic Russian, but as one father to another, for the return of his daughter''s beloved book. It was November 22, 1981, and my parents and sister boarded their train westward with two suitcases of clothing, $210 in cash, and a book of Grimm''s Fairy Tales. Though I was not yet born, it is a story I have to come to know and f
From the Publisher
Separate yourself from the pack
Competition has never been more intense for admittance into the
nation''s top law schools. The application essay represents your
only chance to plea your case to admissions officers. Why select
you over so many other qualified applicants?
Your essay needs to do more than simply list your background and
accomplishments. It must reveal the depth of your passion for law,
the discipline you bring to this demanding profession, and the
strength of character you possess for the ethical and moral
challenges that lie ahead.
Learn by example
Harvard Law School is one of the premier law schools in
America. Every year, thousands of elite applicants try for a few
hundred slots. Of the dedicated few accepted, fifty-five
have shared the application essays that helped them make the
* Learn what works.
* Structure your essay for maximum impact.
* Avoid common pitalls.
Each essay is analyzed by the staff of the Harvard
Crimson, Harvard''s daily newspaper, and accompanied by
no-nonsense advice on crafting your own. 55
Successful Harvard Law
School Application Essays will give you
all the help you need to write the essay that will get you
About the Author
The Harvard Crimson is the nation''s oldest
continually-operating daily college newspaper and is based in
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