Ok, so I want to do public interest law. But frankly, my answer to why I want to do social justice work of some kind is that I can't think of anything else that feels worth doing to me, and my answer to why I want to do it in law is because I think I'd be good at it.
My life story is extra-dull. White, middle class, two very liberal/hippie parents, high school, college, campaign work, office work. I'm a dyke, but that hasn't been problematic, or even hard for the most part. Oh, the excitement that is my life.
I'm toying with the idea of a more abstract essay on my thoughts about power as embodied by law and the ethical questions involved in adding to my own personal power through a legal education, given my already overprivilidged status. But that isn't well fleshed out in my head, and I'm kind of afraid it'll come off as creepy.
Any thoughts on that?