Law School Discussion

Possible topic


Possible topic
« on: August 08, 2006, 02:37:00 PM »
I'm considering writing about how I started my own business 6 years ago because I can't think of any other major accomplishments.  My problem is twofold-First, how to make it exciting to read? Second, how to explain why I want to go to law school instead of continuing full time in what I do now?  I feel like I will have to address this because of the amount of time in business and law is a career change in the opposite direction.

Is this a poor topic choice?

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Re: Possible topic
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2006, 02:46:13 PM »
I think you should definitely explain why you are applying to law school because that is a question that the admissions people will be asking.  Perhaps try talking about the things that made you want to start your own business in the first place (ambition, independence, quest for novelty) and how those same qualities now are driving you to go to law school?  I wouldn't worry about it being long as you don't just repeat what is on your resume and write well, it should be interesting. 
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Re: Possible topic
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2006, 02:49:02 PM »
It shows leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, overcoming an obstacle: starting and maintaining a successful business is a huge risk, and hopefully-- you can show how it provided a launchpad for your interest in ________ law. I say go for it. It is all in your how you word it words away from a PS about --say-- riding llamas during your study abroad semester in Argentina! I'd be happy to read it if you want a second opinion.
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Re: Possible topic
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006, 02:59:55 PM »
Thanks.  Once I get it going I may take you up on that. :)