Hey Lekowitz. I like it but it doesn't really make you stand out. I think most people attending law school, me anyway, have a thrist for knowledge. Also, by saying attending law school will satisfy your passion, it sounds like that could be the end (just sounds like and i am pretty sure that is not what you mean), but we know knowledge is ongoing an aquired throughout life. The intro is really catchy and I think that will set you apart. I think you should focus on something unique within your family or those circumstances that sets you apart from most other applicants. this will be a big advantage for you becasue I don't think most people have experienced these things.....especially young people, that grew up in America applying to law school with those numbers you posted in the other thread Also, I wouldn't bring up anything negative with regards to school (dropping out) in the statement unless it drastically changed something in your life. I honestly think that there must be something to write about that is more in line with the first paragraph and that experience that will be more "life altering" and set you apart much better. Or use the statement your mother said to you and show how that changed your attitude and wanted to prove something to yourself and family......just some ideas off the top of my head.That is just my 2 cents and I hope it helps......not trying to hurt any feelings...... but if you wouldnt mind reading my statement and "butcher" it for me I would appreciate it. I have gone through about 20 drafts or so and you can see from the origional one I posted to now how it has really changed content and context. It is under my thread name....mlacroix.