Law School Discussion

Applying to Law School => Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation => Topic started by: ----- on November 20, 2007, 09:49:09 PM

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Post by: ----- on November 20, 2007, 09:49:09 PM
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Title: Re: my personal statement is about someone who died - is this too intense?
Post by: juliemccoy on November 20, 2007, 10:53:50 PM
it depends on how you've written it. Is the essay about the guy and his death or is it about a catalyst that drove you to some introspection or decision beyond "Life is short?"
Title: Re: my personal statement is about someone who died - is this too intense?
Post by: El_Che on November 23, 2007, 10:16:20 AM
I'm guessing it would be okay, provided it's not focused on the death and the bad feelings associated with it, but more about coming to some other, more positive conclusion.
Title: Re: my personal statement is about someone who died - is this too intense?
Post by: papercranes on November 23, 2007, 10:27:18 AM
my PS opens with me counselling a high-risk suicidal individual and I've had some really nice feedback on it. I think topic, in general, is not really the issue with the PS, it's how you deal with that topic that makes it work or not work.