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Topic evaluation?

Postby westinghouse60 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:47 am

As a 21 year old white male, I don't come from any interesting background, nor do I have any significant experience to relate. I came up with this topic because it really has been one of the most significant things in my life.

Essentially, I would talk about my immaturity in high school and when I was attending community college, as well as my first semester at my current school (Maybe this could help explain why I had a 2.8 then and have had a ~3.7 since then? Or is this better saved for an addendum?). I explain how this was due to my uncertainty about what I wanted to do, and all my academic work was just a function of the general idea "you are supposed to do well in school", not working towards anything I wanted. I barely put in any work to my UG apps and didn't study for the SAT at all, because I just didn't care that much. I had law school as a general idea because I was always good at English/History, but I assumed I wasn't smart enough to get in/practice law. When I was at community college, I felt "stupid" for a lack of a better term. When I began attending my current UG, I messed around in another major and ended up making a 2.4. There are other issues which may have affected my academic performance that I don't to go into too much detail about, but I can talk to someone more about that later. After making a 2.4 I decided to apply myself more but didn't really know what I wanted to do. The better I did academically, the smarter I "felt", and thus the more I wanted to study, etc.

Anyway, in one of my classes (totally non law related) we read over a legal brief and I was fascinated. I did more reading over other briefs and case law and this re-sparked my interest in law. I started considering law again as a career and this goal of attending law school and practicing law has helped make me mature when nothing else (parental/social expectations) did not. Now obviously I'm on TLS asking questions like this and studying my ass of for LSATs and doing whatever I can to boost my GPA as much as I can. Because this goal has helped me change my life more than anything else, I absolutely know it's what I want to do. Maybe even end by thanking the law school for motivating me to maturity, or is that getting too cute?

Sorry if this is cliche, I just kind of wrote this as I went thinking about my life over the past few years, I realize there's a good bit of rambling as well. The goal of getting into law school/practicing law really has brought about one of the most important changes of my life, so if not this I'm not really sure what else to talk about haha.

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Re: Topic evaluation?

Postby SullaFelix » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:45 am

I think the entire first part would best be dealt with in a brief, straightforward addendum. If you don't have other topics, then I'm sure the second part (about developing a passion for law) can sustain an entire statement.

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