death penalty ps?

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mb87
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death penalty ps?

Postby mb87 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:35 pm

What do you guys think? Is this an absolutely awful idea? My first instinct is to stay away from anything too political, but I actually had a cousin die on death row, so the essay is primarily about how that story has influenced my life/view of the law and not necessarily "death row = bad." Still too risky?

Maybe this is too vague... anyone care to read? I'd be happy to exchange.

RockinJosh
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Re: death penalty ps?

Postby RockinJosh » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:44 pm

Not too risky at all, in my opinion. It would be generic if you did not have such a personal example, but I think such a close, family tie to a major legal issue will make you stand out. I'd go for it.

LSATclincher
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Re: death penalty ps?

Postby LSATclincher » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:46 pm

I'd like to exchange. The topic sounds interesting. I'll PM you mine.

sparty99
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Re: death penalty ps?

Postby sparty99 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:54 am

I have no idea what you wrote, but just hearing how you had a cousin on death row has many interested. This is a topic I would definitely address and will most likely leave a lasting impression on the adcom.

mgel2181
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Re: death penalty ps?

Postby mgel2181 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:28 am

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2Serious4Numbers
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Re: death penalty ps?

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:29 am

Don't adcomms wanna go to a happy place, I mean if you can fit it in just right I suppose so but keep it as light as possible




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