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Applying to Law School => Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation => Topic started by: razzie on February 03, 2010, 10:40:56 AM

Title: Diversity Statement
Post by: razzie on February 03, 2010, 10:40:56 AM
Does a traumtic brain injury and overcoming its effects warrant a diversity statement?
Title: Re: Diversity Statement
Post by: legalized on May 15, 2010, 04:50:20 PM
Does a traumtic brain injury and overcoming its effects warrant a diversity statement?

No it's a great personal statement.

Title: Re: Diversity Statement
Post by: Scroll on June 27, 2010, 09:46:23 AM
Diversity statements are more based on race, sexual orientation, etc.
Title: Re: Diversity Statement
Post by: mac n cheese on July 01, 2010, 03:14:11 AM
Diversity statements are more based on race, sexual orientation, etc.

I disagree. If he's disabled as a result of his traumatic brain injury, then it would warrant a diversity statement.
Title: Re: Diversity Statement
Post by: Kkhanb on July 16, 2010, 09:39:42 PM
I'm confused what the point of diversity statement? I wrote my personal statement about my experience coming to America and ppl said it was a diversity statement. Should the personal statement discuss you as a person?
Title: Re: Diversity Statement
Post by: writetrackad on September 18, 2010, 11:46:36 AM
"Diversity" generally relates to race, ethnicity, socio-economic status and like identity-related qualities, but can also encompass life experiences that equip you with a unique perspective or outlook.  Therefore, I believe you can leverage your traumatic injury as a basis for diversity if you can articulate, convincingly, that is has resulted in your having a diverse worldview, distinct personality, or unique interest in the law. 

I think this could make for an exceptional Diversity Statement.  If you require more help or need any more questions, please feel free to contact me at kal@writetrackadmissions.com.

Best,

Kal