« on: October 22, 2008, 11:20:44 PM »
I don't think your topic has to be "why I'm going to prove my dad wrong!" but it would definitely be an interesting PS to talk about working in the world of non-profit, how that did or did not meet your expectations, and in some subtle way (ie through the use of a story or something) explain how working in this area gives you an edge in being a lawyer.
Nata - I would probably do the adoption story. Exposure to a foreign culture, a foreign process, overcoming obstacles, etc.
I'm currently debating a PS on being a 'non-traditional' immigrant and how living abroad for several years on my own when I was a bit younger showed my independence/tenacity/etc. but also allowed me to confront my own subconscious beliefs regarding "white privelege" or rather that being a "Western" immigrant would allow for me to be treated differently than other immigrants (it didn't). Also how it made me interested in immigration policy in general. Not sure though. Might be kind of lame.