Law School Discussion

Applying to Law School => Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation => Topic started by: MauveAvenger on May 17, 2008, 12:31:58 PM

Title: "Other Factors" essays
Post by: MauveAvenger on May 17, 2008, 12:31:58 PM
Title: Re: "Other Factors" essays
Post by: Bulldog86 on May 17, 2008, 11:39:49 PM
I'm thinking of using Penn's "other factors" optional essay to write about my sexual identity. I feel like if it says that they take into account sexual orientation, it should be okay to write about it. Is it worth taking the chance or should I stay away from that kind of topic??

Not an expert on this area, but if it says that, I would absolutely write about it. That's probably exactly the kind of thing they want to hear about in that essay.

(Well, I don't know what your "sexual identity" entails, but I assume you're not planning on writing about some bizarre fetish or something. If it's just "Hey, I'm gay" or something like that, I can't see how it would hurt -- this is 2008 and we're talking about Penn, not Liberty, Regent, et al.)