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ED LAW Admissions decisions are made on the basis of application and audition

Your application will be submitted online and can be accessed by using the below button.

There is no special consideration given to students who apply prior to the early action deadline and no requirement that early action applicants accept admission if offered. Early action simply allows applicants and their families to learn their acceptance status several weeks sooner than regular action applicants.

 

EARLY ACTION DEADLINE:  JANUARY 17, 2020

REGULAR ACTION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 14, 2020

 

Applicants must also procure a teacher/mentor evaluation -teachers/mentors complete a short online assessment, accessible via the below button. Please choose someone who knows you quite well as your evaluator and can provide as full a picture as possible of your achievements, capabilities, and personality!

 

ED LAW Auditions

 

In addition to submitting an online application, prospective ED LAW students must deliver a one-minute speech (the same speech that

you submit as part of your application;

see guidelines and suggestions at right!)

at one of our audition opportunities:

  • TBD (please check back in January) 

Please sign up for an audition time slot   

using a link that will be provided here in January :) and we will look forward to seeing you then!

 

If you have a conflict with the audition options, please contact us and explain the conflict

and we will do our best to schedule a time

that works!

Admissions Speech Guidelines & Suggestions

 

Your ONE-MINUTE MAX speech will address one of two prompts:

  • What is the most important skill or trait a successful legal advocate could possess and why? OR

  • How is an effective justice system the cornerstone of a free society?

 

Tips for Success:

  • Research both prompts before deciding which to address in your speech; choose the prompt for which you can make the most compelling, passionate, and well-supported argument.

  • One minute is not very long! Make a clear and concise argument that takes a definitive position and is supported by specific contentions and examples.

  • PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Have a trusted mentor listen to your presentation and provide you with feedback.  Make sure you are not over the time limit and not too far under. Beware of verbal tics and fillers ("um..." "like") and be mindful of pacing and desired points of emphasis!

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