« on: August 04, 2004, 12:07:21 PM »
I just came out of a lawsuit a few months ago, which I had filed against my ex-employer. It took over a year for this case to be resolved, and I experiended hell during the period since I stayed with the company until the end of the case, and the company was being extremely ugly toward me. I filed the suit because I was sexually harrassed by my boss, and the company did not deal with it properly (rather, tried to cover it up by making me look like a bad guy). I was emotionally and physically collapsed at some point but kept myself together and continued to excel my profession at work (I was in finance). I managed to work long hours at the same time preparing for and attending depotions (5-7 days every month). It was the worst time of my life and has changed me forever. However, this had made me come to realize the importance of justice more then ever before. When I filed a suit, I thought this case had nothing to be argued about--it was crystal clear to me who was wrong and what needed to be done. Stupid of me to expect that all the lawyers to be honest and ethical. Some would do anything to win the case, or simply for more money. My life almost got destroyed because of those blood sucking lawyers my company paid fortune for. I learned through my case that how easily the truth could be distorted and manipulated. And how difficult and complicated to establish one little truth. It was brutal. I had to live and fight with an anxiety and fear because I could not fully trust the system after what I witnessed there. Only reason I did not lose faith in my case was because at least I had great faith in my lawyers. Not only they were skilled to be a great lawyer but also their attitudes toward morals and justice were something I could fully respect.
Sorry for a long sloppy writing...what I wanted to ask is that if it's ok to mention something like that in my ps. Maybe I am a bit too paranoid but I was worried that some schools may see this experience and wrongly determine my personality---like I am too hostile or extremely aggressive. Some schools may avoid a woman like me just because THEY are afraid of getting sued (sounds silly, but you know about the sexuall harassment case against an administrator of UC Berkeley law?). Appreciate your honest opinion!