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Are you playing the "Sexual Orientation Card" in your personal statement?

Main focus of my Personal Statement.
A key point among other topics.
Mentioned in passing.
Not mentioned, just because.
Afraid to mention for fear of discrimination in the process.
Mentioned in some, not in others.

Gay Law Student Discussion Board

runnin_skeerd

Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« on: October 08, 2004, 12:33:45 PM »
                                                       

Turn about is fair play.  This topic is intended to give GLBT law school hopefuls a place to voice our concerns. 

PLEASE!

No bashing, no porn site links (send those to me via e-mail  ;D), no requests for dates (I'm in a LTR) and keep it as clean as possible.

Thanx.  Best of luck to all you future 1Ls!

runnin_skeerd

Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2004, 02:58:30 PM »
Well this went over real well   :-[

lexylit

Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2004, 08:25:37 PM »
want me to answer for absy 'cause hes in ny? mentioned, not as the sole focus but in relationship to extracurriculars and undergrad experience (and legal interests).

FSF17

Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2004, 08:28:24 PM »
Please tell me gay people don't get special consideration. ??? :o

lexylit

Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2004, 08:29:23 PM »
Please tell me gay people don't get special consideration. ??? :o

take it to another thread, dude  ::)

FSF17

Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2004, 08:30:30 PM »
I wasn't trying to be rude... I was just asking. Sorry if I offended anyone.

Everyman

Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2004, 08:31:00 PM »
Please tell me gay people don't get special consideration. ??? :o

take it to another thread, dude  ::)

Actually, I'm curious.  Is that the case?

lexylit

Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2004, 08:36:41 PM »
I wasn't trying to be rude... I was just asking. Sorry if I offended anyone.

i guess it was the "please tell me!" that threw me.

i don't have statistics for you but some apps ask, and it would certainly be a diversity consideration for me were i on an adcomm. people who are LGBTQ have put up with a whole lot of *&^% throughout their lives so it seems just as logical as a member of a minority group, if the point of the URM admissions boost is to a)take into account hardships based on race, discrimination, etc and b) round out the diversity of the class by including kids with a lot of different perspectives.

it's one more thing that makes an applicant interesting, imho. if the protoypical LS applicant is a college senior, white, christian, poli sci major, etc etc then sexual preference might set you apart a bit.

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Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2004, 10:28:09 PM »
damn right they do. The whole idea is that certain people have some circumstance beyond ther control that has affected their ability to succeed acedmically. With an astronomical suicide rate and with high levels of harrassment and discrinimation, gay americans definitly fit the bill. I can safely say that my gay friends had a MUCH harder time then myself in terms of being able to succeed acedemically.  It really is no diffrent then someone who say had cancer while in college and subsequently underpreformed. Its all jsut a part of the great game of admissions. 

DESI

Re: Gay Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2004, 10:37:11 PM »
probably not in the South, unless its a northern school randomly in the south