I'm not too fond of the arrest approach either. It would seem to me that ad coms would be on the more conservative side. I don't know if they would really like the pro marajuna, etc.If I were you, I would go the safer route and write about the honor/internship stuff.
I want to write about my political activism, using my arrests (yes, arrests) part of my PS... was arrested twice during political demonstrations... One was a planned civil disobedience aimed at stopping DEA raids on medical marijuana facilities, the other was an unplanned (and illegal) mass-arrest during and anti-war rally (lawsuit pending). The rest would talk about the other activities (teach-ins, lectures, etc.) that I've planned. But do you think that talking about the arrests would be a turn-off for the admissions committee?I also have more academic stuff to talk about... senior honors thesis, research assistantships, federal internship, etc. Would that be a safer bet?
Quote from: zemogj on October 07, 2004, 07:46:46 AMI'm not too fond of the arrest approach either. It would seem to me that ad coms would be on the more conservative side. I don't know if they would really like the pro marajuna, etc.If I were you, I would go the safer route and write about the honor/internship stuff. Pro MEDICAL marijuna... but that's another issue entirely Really? I somehow thought that they might be more liberal-leaning... I know two of my friends who did activism in the drug policy field, used it for their PS, and got into top law schools (Georgetown and UPenn) (And of course correlation doesn't equal causation). Maybe I've just been around liberal academia too long. They eat this kind of crap up with a spoon.
I think you are asking for trouble here. part of being a lawyer is respecting the rules of the land.
Wow, thanks for the kind words. But I don't think that there's anything loser-ish (loser-eque?) about exercising one's First Amendment rights to express one's beliefs. After being on this board for awhile, I'm becoming worried about law school. I'd heard the rumors that law school students tend to be conformist, wanna-be-corporate (or government) slaves. But I'm still holding on to the (perhaps) mistaken belief that law schools value diversity of beliefs and free-thinking individuals who aren't afraid to take risks.
1) Not really sure why you even posted this. Why do people post questions when their mind is already made up as to what they're going to do? Just to get reinforcement for something they've decided to do?2) I'm a risk taker and not a conformist. But if I've got cards to play that aren't risky and no reason to throw out a risky card, then I see no reason to be risky just for the sake of being risky. You have plenty of great stuff that isn't risky to write about in your PS. Doing things the hard way is not always better.
I never said not write about your activism, I said not to write about your ARRESTS, which seemed to be what you were asking. You should easily be able to talk about your activism without mentioning the arrests, I would think.