Alumni Panel: Tips for Law School Applications & Personal Statements

Fri, Oct 1, 2021, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Undergraduate Students

Are you thinking about applying to law school in the future or applying this cycle?

Princeton alumni will share tips on how to translate your interests and experiences into a narrative for the law school application personal statement, and how to approach your diversity statement and optional essays. They will also talk about their careers and share advice for applying to law school.

During this program, you will learn:

  • - How to translate your experiences into strong personal statements -
  • Career paths in law -
  • The law school application process

Alum Bios:

Theo Tamayo '19, J.D. Candidate, Columbia Law School

Theo, a native of Boston, graduated cum laude with a degree in History focusing on 20th Century American political and legal history. His thesis explored the evolution of the First Amendment's speech protections during the Second Red Scare in the 1950s and received the Stephen Whelan '68 Senior Thesis Prize for Excellence in Constitutional Law and Political Thought in 2019.

He was a member of the Men's Club Soccer and Club Tennis teams and the Cap and Gown Club, as well as a student liaison to the Center for Career Development. After graduating he worked for the law firm Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. in New York City in their International Trademark practice. He is currently a first year student at Columbia Law School.

Ivy Truong ’21 J.D. Candidate, The University of Chicago Law School

Ivy will start this fall at the University of Chicago Law School, where she is a Rubenstein Scholar. At Princeton, she majored in Slavic Languages and Literatures, studied abroad twice in Russia and pursued interests in journalism and entrepreneurship.

Though she is keeping an open mind, she is currently interested in pursuing a career in media law.