ALSO in my essay I choose to talk about an adversity that I overcame in my background. How do I link that to why I want to go to that particular school? If the reason is that I want a specific program that has absolutely NOTHING to do with my background/adversity. If I talk about how it was hard to learn english cold-turkey when I got to the US... how do I go from that to telling the AdComm that I want to go to that school because they have an awesome program for law and econ. Maybe it's me but I am just not seeing the linkage.
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.