« on: June 25, 2007, 04:48:44 AM »
How old are you? It will be an uphill battle for you, since law school - and many parts of the profession - are such high stress situations. I know how bipolar affected persons can react to high stress situations, and I'm sure you do too. Many people say that the first year of law school is the most trying of their life - you and your therapist should be prepared for whatever effect this will have on you in interaction with your conditions.
To address your other concerns, the Bar will not discriminate against you if you are of sound mind and health. That said, I'm not sure that an adcom committee will be doing backflips to admit a bipolar/OCD/etc. person into their school's ranks - even if you write about how stable you are now and how you persevered and pulled through, they will probably have the same initial thought that I did: "How is this cat/chick going to survive 1L with all this stuff lurking?" I could be wrong, however. If you write your law school PS on your battles with your own mind, I'd limit it to just one disorder rather than the cocktail you present here (that's probably what you meant by 'not disclosing everything unnecessarily').
Then again, some schools would probably accept Jeffrey Dahmer if he had a 180 on the LSAT. So try for that. The 180, not the Dahmer thing.
I think you're wrong.