At the age of 10 I came here from another country... minority in an ethnic sense, not race. Diversity appeal? I played that card in my personal statement, hopefully they will bite.
Honest effort? Would you consider paying $1400 for a class and tutor while working two jobs and maintaining my 3.8 gpa an honest effort? And don't you think that my gpa reflects the determination and hardwork it takes to succeed in law school? Considering that I came to this country at 10, I think I'm in good shape. But thanks for your insightful comment.