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Anyone else writing an essay addressing an international perspective?


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Re: Anyone else writing an essay addressing an international perspective?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2004, 05:29:31 AM »
What do you mean by "international perspective?"

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Re: Anyone else writing an essay addressing an international perspective?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2004, 05:43:11 AM »
me.  i wrote my entire PS in portuguese, yet it has nothing to do brazil or portugal -- not even any portuguese speasking african countries.  it is just about my experience in this great town of new orleans.  since i am applying to all 187 law schools (i am rich, so wtf), my hope is that i will find one portuguese speaking committe member at some school.  that one person will surely be so impressed that they will be forced to grant me admission on the spot.  i have decided that this is my only chance, because i did not break the 2.0 barrier in college, and even though one supposedly cannot "fail" the lsat, i did -- 126.

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Re: Anyone else writing an essay addressing an international perspective?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2004, 07:30:41 AM »
Not sure what you mean by the question either. 

I am planning to write about the sore lack of legal infrastructure in my country (Nepal) and what a stark contrast this is compared to the United States and HK and how this has inspired me to become a lawyer, etc., etc.  Only it's going to sound less cheesey and more inspirational in a you-want-me-to-go-to-your-LS kind of way.  I think.  I hope. 

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Re: Anyone else writing an essay addressing an international perspective?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2004, 07:36:03 AM »
I'm going to write about how being an American living abroad for the last 3 years has brought into sharp focus how important law, legal systems and whatnot is. 

Like mukhia, I'll spice it up a bit.

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Re: Anyone else writing an essay addressing an international perspective?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2004, 07:56:32 AM »
I'm going to write about how being an American living abroad for the last 3 years has brought into sharp focus how important law, legal systems and whatnot is. 

Like mukhia, I'll spice it up a bit.


Where did you live?

Re: Anyone else writing an essay addressing an international perspective?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2004, 08:57:45 AM »
I worked for United Airlines for five years and travelled all over the world.  I plan on writing about my experiences with different cultures and what I learned from each, as well as how these experiences made me an excellent communicator and will help in my pursuit of practicing Tradmark Law.

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Re: Anyone else writing an essay addressing an international perspective?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2004, 12:22:18 PM »
I'm going to write about how being an American living abroad for the last 3 years has brought into sharp focus how important law, legal systems and whatnot is. 

Like mukhia, I'll spice it up a bit.


Where did you live?

Switzerland and France.  It's not overly foreign (I think of American culture vs. European culture as being islands of difference in a sea of similarity whereas non-western cultures are islands of similarity in a sea of difference comparatively), but people here are *very* keyed up about American politics, and I've had to become an expert on a lot of stuff that I didn't know jack about before, just so that I can effectively rebut charges that range from being a representative of the HegemonyTM to America not giving a damn about anything or anyone.  I've also had my eyes opened to how deluded people are about the workings of the social/economic/political systems that allow them enough freedom to riot, er... protest, every May 1st. 

It's been really eye-opening for a kid who grew up in a relatively small town in Colorado.

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Re: Anyone else writing an essay addressing an international perspective?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2004, 12:29:24 PM »
Sounds really interesting - were you working there?

Anti-Americanism is rife everywhere and I find it odd when I defend certain aspects of America to people when I go abroad because I used to be fairly anti-American myself...all good PS material I say!

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Re: Anyone else writing an essay addressing an international perspective?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2004, 01:37:07 PM »
My PS is about how I want to study international law. I have given my application an "international theme."