For those applying for law school admission, you should clean up your online presence. Do you have scandalous photos posted on Facebook? Did you write articles that would reflect poorly on you? If so, you should know that law school admissions officers are more likely than college admissions officer, business school admissions officers, or medical school admissions officers to Google your name and check out your online presence.
A new study released by Kaplan reveals that indeed 41% of law school admissions officers have Googled applicants while 37% of them have looked up applicants on Facebook and other social media sites. And 32% of the time, law school admissions officers find something negative about you. That’s a pretty high percentage. So why not lock your Facebook and take down any scandalous photos just in case? Isn’t it better to be safe than sorry? Even after the law school admission process, you’re going to want to have a clean online presence for when you apply to jobs.
So clean it up now. Don’t wait until you get denied admission to the law school of your choice. And while you’re here, check out this post on College Admissions and Facebook or this one on Harvard and Facebook.