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Personal Statement / Read over DS?
« on: December 30, 2008, 07:27:40 PM »
Are there any law students out there who would be willing to read my diversity statement?  PM me if so!  Thanks :)

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Personal Statement / Anyone willing to read a draft?
« on: August 21, 2008, 04:54:28 PM »
I'd love for some law students, recent applicants, lawyers, etc. to read my draft of my personal statement, just to see if I'm at all on track with this.  PM me if you are willing!  Thanks!

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Recommendations / when should LOR be sent?
« on: August 21, 2008, 04:35:10 PM »
I know who is doing my recommendations, and I should have the forms and info sent to them on Monday.  But my question is how long should I tell them they have to send them?  I am hoping to get in my apps by mid-October and one of them is absolutely due by Nov. 1.  So, when should the people send them in, considering LSAC having to process them?

Thanks!

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Is it really bad to talk about why you want to be an attorney?  I was trying to gain some sense of what the personal statement asks, and Texas Southern (one of my safeties) on LSAC still has the app up.  Under the PS it says, in a more detailed way, to explain why you want to go to law school.

I was thinking about writing about my experience having an autistic brother.  He basically didn't talk until he was 5, was taken advantage of at his day care, my mom was told he would never read, and yet now he is about to graduate high school and go to college in Cincinnati.  Everything I have watched my brother go through (not having ANY friends, struggling in school, feeling bad about no date for prom) has shaped how I think about the special education system and what needs to be worked on legally.  Inevitably, that (Special ED) is the type of law I would like to go into. 

My problems with this topic are:
1) I feel it might be TOO long in explanation.
2) I know I have to somehow tie myself more into this even though it is kind of based on my brother, and I wonder if being a bystander, occasionally having to stick up for my brother is enough to write about.
3) Should I even be writing that I want to do special education law because of this?  In other words, should I even be writing about why I want to do law?

And since special education law is such a small field, would bigger name schools (like Georgetown for instance) even care that I want to do it?

Thanks for anyone who takes the time to help, I really do appreciate it! :)

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