Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

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Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby transferme » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:14 pm

professional school...

Wouldn't that be a really bad thing to discuss in a personal statement? What do you think?

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:16 pm

If you're talking about being physically assaulted by a classmate and how this experience shocked you and changed your view on life so much that it's leading you to go to law school now, then possibly, yes.

If you're talking about how campus administrators were "bullying" you by not letting you ban gays or blacks from your registered student organization, then not so much.

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby quickquestionthanks » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:16 pm

Wouldn't talk about it. Bullying is pretty common in grade school, but if you're getting bullied at this age, it could be a sign that you have a "victim" personality

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby Wooster33 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:18 pm

quickquestionthanks wrote:Wouldn't talk about it. Bullying is pretty common in grade school, but if you're getting bullied at this age, it could be a sign that you have a "victim" personality


+1 without knowing more.

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby 03121202698008 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:19 pm

Wooster33 wrote:
quickquestionthanks wrote:Wouldn't talk about it. Bullying is pretty common in grade school, but if you're getting bullied at this age, it could be a sign that you have a "victim" personality


+1 without knowing more.


+1,000,000. You generally want to avoid anything in your PS that makes it look like you weak or unable to work through problems with other people. That is, after all, most of being a lawyer.

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby presh » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:24 pm

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby reverendt » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:26 pm

As a future lawyer, you should be learning how to push others around....

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby cartercl » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:28 pm

:shock: Who gets bullied in undergrad? You asking about grad and professional school sort of implies that you got bullied there too. Unless you are a little person or have a physical defect I wouldn't talk about it.

quickquestionthanks wrote:Wouldn't talk about it. Bullying is pretty common in grade school, but if you're getting bullied at this age, it could be a sign that you have a "victim" personality


+1

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby cartercl » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:28 pm

presh wrote:
blhoward2 wrote:
Wooster33 wrote:
quickquestionthanks wrote:Wouldn't talk about it. Bullying is pretty common in grade school, but if you're getting bullied at this age, it could be a sign that you have a "victim" personality


+1 without knowing more.


+1,000,000. You generally want to avoid anything in your PS that makes it look like you weak or unable to work through problems with other people. That is, after all, most of being a lawyer.


On the other hand, if your PS is about how you reclaimed your dignity by taking karate lessons from a wise old Asian man who made you wax his car . . .


Awesome! I'm watching the Karate Kid right now :lol:

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby Grizz » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:55 pm

Wooster33 wrote:
quickquestionthanks wrote:Wouldn't talk about it. Bullying is pretty common in grade school, but if you're getting bullied at this age, it could be a sign that you have a "victim" personality


+1 without knowing more.


another +1

In general, a risky PS is a no-go. If you write this someone might really like it, and some people might think you can't work out personal problems. I would not do this.

I would like to know more details though.

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby mazzini » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:03 am

I think this would be an unattractive PS for most admissions personnel. Be strong, state exactly why you are a conqueror and not the conquered. Even if your PS is about you overcoming your bullying I think that the fact that you allowed yourself to be bullied well into your professional academic career is still a turn off.

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:08 am

quickquestionthanks wrote:Wouldn't talk about it. Bullying is pretty common in grade school, but if you're getting bullied at this age, it could be a sign that you have a "victim" personality
+1 but for slightly different reason... I think a lot of people would, consciously or otherwise, assume that anyone getting bullied in college and beyond has something terribly wrong with them and must somehow deserve it. There's a pretty strong instinct to make sense of the world, even if that means making unfair assumptions. I wouldn't risk it.

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:36 am

Any time someone starts a thread with "Serious question about", it's a pretty sure bet it isn't.

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Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:37 am

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:41 am

APimpNamedSlickback wrote:i plan on being a bully in law school. i can only hope that one of my victims rights an essay of some sort about my exploits.

QFP.

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby pugalicious » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:59 am

quickquestionthanks wrote:Wouldn't talk about it. Bullying is pretty common in grade school, but if you're getting bullied at this age, it could be a sign that you have a "victim" personality


+84,000

I now want to know more about the situation so that I can side with whoever is "bullying" you.

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby hoopsguy6 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:00 am

Please tell the whole story. This ought to be good.

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby JustDude » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:46 am

transferme wrote:professional school...

Wouldn't that be a really bad thing to discuss in a personal statement? What do you think?


Pyke did it

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby MentalGopher » Thu May 06, 2010 6:11 pm

How in the world do you get bullied in undergrad, grad, or professional school? No, really, how?

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby A'nold » Thu May 06, 2010 6:17 pm

MentalGopher wrote:How in the world do you get bullied in undergrad, grad, or professional school? No, really, how?


ITE: people bully op. 8)

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Re: Serious question about getting bullied in undergrad, grad or

Postby F458JE » Mon May 17, 2010 3:35 pm

reverendt wrote:As a future lawyer, you should be learning how to push others around....


:lol: This made me LOL! :lol:




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