Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / Re: like the essay you sent in for college?« on: July 15, 2004, 12:54:49 PM »
GA_Kristi's question: Why ARE you interested in a program in law and economics? What about your personality, or what experience, has led you to decide this is where your intersts lie?
So for me it was an evolving thing. At first when I was in HS I was interested in international affairs because of my background as an immigrant. Then through Int'l Aff (my ugrad major) I got exposed to econ (my second major). I realized I really liked econ. But I am also interested in law. I want a technical degree which is what a JD really is... Econ and law are really interconnected. The purpose of law is to regulate society in order to provide economic benefits. So the economy does have a substantial effect on law.
What do you mean by a JD being a "technical degree"? When I think technical degrees I think Associates Degrees in auto mechanics or beauty school. A JD is more of a professional degree. We're probably just having a miscommunication here.
What type of law do you think you'd like to practice? Do you want to get into government or legal policy analysis in order to have an impact on how the economy affects laws and vice versa?
Feel free to email me if you'd rather discuss this via email (Kristi_Ann81@yahoo.com). I'm sure you don't want your whole personal statement aired here on the board! Sorry!