I wrote about my summers fighting wildfires. I did not make any link to the practice or study of law.
Thank you for your input. I did not intend to write an essay about how I beat alcoholism. I drink quite a lot actually (hahah). My father quit drinking shortly before I was born. He came from nothing. For my entire life we climbed the social ladder and have achieved a solidly upper middle class life. I was the first male in my family to go to college. I'll be the first to go to law school. I feel compelled to write about this topic because I feel that it is something that I care about. I understand that it is a risky topic though, mainly because it doesnít address why I want to study law. My reasons for going to law school are really very practical. Iíve been working for four years now and have found out that English Majors have very little to leverage in the work force. I think I would enjoy legal research and writing. The skills that I have (reading, writing, analytical thinking) are valuable skills in the field of law. I think law is the most suitable way for me to make the kind of living that I want to make. I donít think Iím capable of writing a genuine intellectual piece about why I love the law. What did you write about? Anyone?
2. A discussion of my experience working at a civil engineering firm for the past 4.5 years. This essay would describe some of the reading and writing skills that I honed as a proposal writer, describe my feeling of being an outsider in the field (I graduated with a B.A. in English), discuss the value of a J.D. in the field (the president and CEO are lawyers not Engineers) and note some of the ways that I have seen the law intersect with civil engineering. The problem with this essay is that I'm not really interested in working in the field after I get my J.D. Any opinions you have would be greatly appreciated!!