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Law School Admissions / Should i do the usc diversity statement?
« on: January 12, 2005, 10:21:00 AM »
USC says this in their application:

USC Law School is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based upon ethnicity, national origin, disability, race, religion, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, or age.  The primary goal of the admissions process is to enroll students who demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise and whose background and experience will enhance the diversity of the student body or the profession, or will enrich USC Law School’s educational environment. USC Law School’s admissions process is guided by the view that a student body which reflects the broad and rich diversity of our society provides a superior educational environment for all law students.
An applicant will be regarded as potentially contributing to student diversity if his or her background or experience would not ordinarily be well-represented in the student body or the profession. Examples of applicants’ background or experience which may be considered for diversity purposes include (but are not limited to) the following: an applicant who has struggled against prejudice, economic disadvantage, family or personal adversity, or other social hardships (perhaps as a result of disability, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation); an applicant who has lived in a foreign country or who spoke a language other than English at home; an applicant who possesses unusual career goals, employment history (perhaps military or law enforcement experience), or educational background (including graduate study); or an applicant who demonstrates
unusual extracurricular achievement (including school or community service).
An applicant who believes that his or her background or experience can contribute to USC Law School’s goal of diversity and educational enrichment—and who wishes to have this considered in the admissions process—should provide written detailed information about his or her background or experience as part of the application. Providing such information is voluntary.

I don't have anything to diverse about me, I grew up in a small Kansas town of about 10,000, which is a little unusual.  I studied abroad in Paris and Florence.  Those are the only things that really fall within their guidelines.  Would it look bad not to do this?

Law School Admissions / Re: grammer question- need help quick!
« on: January 10, 2005, 09:41:05 PM »
How does this sound?
When I accepted the position I truly had no idea what demands, time requirements, and difficulties would lie ahead of me.

Law School Admissions / grammer question- need help quick!
« on: January 10, 2005, 09:27:22 PM »
Hey guys, just a quick grammer question.  If I am saying:
I truly had no idea what difficulties lied ahead of me....

Is it lied, lay, layed, etc??

Nothing sounds quite right.  Thank you so, so much in advance!

Law School Admissions / Re: Educational inequality
« on: January 06, 2005, 02:18:25 PM »
Thanks for the help guys!  All of your comments have been extremely helpful!  If anyone is interested in reading my personal statement to see if my point is clear enough, let me know:)  I'm hoping that it is.  Thanks again!

Law School Admissions / Re: Educational inequality
« on: January 06, 2005, 01:42:25 PM »
Yes, I do have a background in it.  I ran a literacy program in high school and began a mentoring and tutoring program in the community I go to college in.  Last year there were almost 400 KU students mentoring and tutoring at the local jr. high and grade schools.  

I've always wanted to go to law school, my interest in education inequality came after that desire, but seemed to fall in line with it.  I do realize that I should be more educated on what I can do with the law degree, but it is difficult.  I have tried to talk to several people, read information, etc.  I am very educated on educational inquality and feel very passionate about it, and also feel very certain about going to law school.  Now I'm just trying to combine the two interests.  I do feel that they can go together rather well, I'm just trying to figure out how:)  I thought someone might have some further insight or ideas.

Law School Admissions / Educational inequality
« on: January 06, 2005, 01:08:26 PM »
Hey guys.  I posted something along these lines a couple weeks ago, but have a little more directed approach now.  I'm writing my personal statement about educational inequality, specifically, the inequality that results when kids come from a low socioeconomic background.  However, I'm having trouble tying in why I need a law degree for this.  I hope to fight education inequality, I really believe that all kids deserve equal opportunities, even if that means that differential funding is given to different areas.  Does anyone have any ideas of specifically how I could use my law degree though?  I'm really clueless...  I know there is lobbying, but I don't think you need a law degree for that.  I suppose I could locate specific cases and sue for inequality the school caused.  I'm just not sure at this point.  Any advice or ideas?  Thanks in advance!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Chances at Duke?
« on: January 06, 2005, 01:02:59 PM »
We have nearly the same stats and I'm still working on completing my Duke application.  I think that we both should be fine if we send within the week:)  Good luck!

Law School Admissions / Re: want to read my personal statement?
« on: December 28, 2004, 08:54:42 PM »
Feel free to send it my way.  I've already applied and won't steal.  Spam accountL ilsox7 at yahoo dot com

What is your email address? or

Law School Admissions / Re: want to read my personal statement?
« on: December 28, 2004, 08:45:59 PM »
That's very comforting Pete:)  I just sent it to you, but please don't steal it!!  I know that is a risk, I'm really hoping no one will do that...

Law School Admissions / Re: when schools don't specify spacing
« on: December 28, 2004, 08:36:30 PM »
The problem with double spacing is that my personal statement is two full pages single spaced now, and I'm not sure what I can take out:)  When schools specify two pages that is tough.

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