FPOC Is Now Accepting Personal Statements for Review!

For People of Color, Inc.’s Annual Personal Statement Review

DEADLINE: Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. (PACIFIC)

IMPORTANT: DO NOT E-MAIL YOUR STATEMENTS DIRECTLY TO US. E-MAILED SUBMISSIONS WILL BE IGNORED. PLEASE USE THE LINK TO THE FORM BELOW.

Dear Members:

For People of Color, Inc. is accepting personal statements, from prospective law school applicants, for review. The deadline to submit statements is Sunday, July 7th at 11:00 PM (Pacific). Please do not request an extension.

This is a free service made possible by the generosity and support of our donors. (See list below.)

Very Important Notes:

(1) Our system will automatically send you an e-mail confirmation once you submit your statement. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL WITHIN 5 MINUTES, THEN YOUR STATEMENT WAS NOT SUBMITTED. (Please resubmit until you receive a confirmation e-mail.)

(2) We are only reviewing personal statements and will not review resumes, supplemental statements, nor letters of recommendation.

(3) DO NOT E-MAIL YOUR STATEMENTS DIRECTLY TO US. E-MAILED SUBMISSIONS WILL BE IGNORED.

Submission Requirements:

Personal statements submitted for our review must strictly adhere to the following requirements:

1. Review FPOC’s Law School Admissions Resources: Only prospective applicants who previously attended one of our law school admissions conferences (e.g., live event or video) or have read our admissions guide will be eligible to submit statements for our review. The links to these resources are below.

Video of Law School Admissions Workshop

FPOC’s Law School Admissions Guide

The admissions workshop and guide will assist you in preparing your statement.

2. No First Drafts: FPOC does not review first drafts. Please only submit a statement that you consider to be your “final draft.” Make absolutely sure that your statement does not contain any typographical, spelling, or grammatical errors. Our review will focus exclusively on the content of your statement and is not designed to identify and correct such errors.

3. Three-Page Limit: We will not review any statements that exceed three (3) pages.

4. Line Spacing: Statements must be double-spaced.

5. Margins & Font Size: Minimum of one (1)-inch margins and 12-point font. Do not try to “squeeze” a 4-5 page statement into 3 pages.

6. Document Format: Submissions must be in Word (.doc or .docx) format. Some of our admissions consultants provide tracked changes, thus the reason we require documents in Word format. Do not submit .pdf, .tiff, .jpeg, or Word Perfect files.

7. File Naming Convention: Please name your Word file after your last and first names. For example, a submission by Fabian Renteria would be named “Renteria,FabianPS.doc”

For People of Color, Inc.’s Admissions Consultants:

Your statement will be assigned to one of our admissions consultants for review. Click here to review our consultants’ biographies (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Feedback Deadline:

FPOC’s feedback will be provided on or before August 18, 2013. We kindly request that you do not inquire about the status of your submission before this date.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT
(Only submit one statement. Multiple submissions will be ignored.)

For People of Color, Inc.’s Sponsors:

Angel Sponsors:

Willie D. Brown, Jr.

California Minority Counsel Program

Platinum Sponsors & FPOC’s “Family Members”:

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

State Bar of California – Environmental Law Section

Stephen Abreu

Custodio & Dubey LLP

Sabas D. Carrillo

Law Offices of Miguel Duarte

Parissh A. Knox

Monica M. Ortiz

Norma Nava

Juan J. Redin

misty m. sanford & Gideon Kracov

Vilma R. Palma-Solana & Anthony Solana, Jr.

Gold Sponsor:

Lim, Ruger, & Kim, LLP

Silver Sponsors:

Sunita Bali-Williams

Alec Y. Chang

Scott Franklin

Rodney O. Fong

Bethany and Steve Kristovich