If elected, budgets may be increased to allow for the actual cost of the Cornell student health insurance premium. Health insurance is required for all students. Please note that cost of living increases may not be approved. Do not count on receiving more funds than the published budget. If you need a budget increase, contact the financial aid office at law. You will need to provide documentation to support your request.
There are "necessary" parts of the law school application that are obviously the most important. The actual application form, the personal statement, and any required addendums should always take first priority as they need to be polished and flawless. However, sometimes people have put in the work, prepared their applications, and are looking for any other way they can possibly get a little more edge on the competition. This is especially important for "reach" schools where you'll need all the help you can get in order to get admitted. For some schools, the answer to this is simple. Penn actually asks you to write at least one addendum to demonstrate writing and persuasive abilities, and offers a "Why Penn" option as one of the available choices.
Except, many law schools have additional essays that make the entire process just that much more labor intensive. So, you dive in for more essays! On a cursory level, it can be very easy to write this type of essay.
The following are the instructions for the Personal Statement length and Optional Essay instructions that are contained within each application. Other essays: Supplemental essays — 8 options, choose 1 or 2 or none. Should be about one page, 11pt font, double spaced, but no more than 2 pages. What do you believe Michigan has to offer to you and you to Michigan?