9. What are some of the most common mistakes that applicants make that hurt their chances of being accepted?
Submitting an application with errors, poor writing in the personal statement, negative factors that are unexplained (if your GPA for a particular semester is unusually low, for example, we will always see it and you are far better off giving an explanation than not), applying at the end of a rolling process, assuming that a clever personal statement, letter of recommendation from a famous person, etc., will be enough to gain your admission at a law school where your numbers just are not in the admitted candidate range, not doing your research before deciding where to apply, omitting answers to questions unique to a particular school, not being professional in your contacts with the admissions office before your file is considered, or waiting too late to ask for letters of recommendation so that your file is not complete until the end of the process.
10. Can you describe the archetypal student for your school?
There really isn't one. We do see our law school as a community and are looking for candidates who are likely to be good citizens of that community.