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Postby wejuhn » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:14 pm

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Re: PS on weed arrest , advice please???

Postby northwood » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:21 pm

scrap it. You want the story to put you in a good spotlight. Talking about a past arrest that involves drugs does not put you in a good light, even if you learned from it. Yes, you were a freshman when it happened, but that doesnt make it any better. Talk about the cultural differences in your family and where you live, how you learned to manage and thrive within these two different cultures, how it made you a better person. Keep the negatives as little as possible. dont expand on them, dont remind admissions people that you were arrested, did poorly, etc. Talk about growth and matruation, and if possible. get that professor to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. that letter will speak volumes for you, and will be more benefecial to your admissions packet than this current ps.

also. are you currently a freshman?( your essay makes it sound as though you are) if you are, forget about law school for a few more years. grow, mature, find yourself, keep out of trouble and see if you want to be a lawyer when its all done. many peolpe change their minds in college, so dont worry about it. Law and LAw school will still be there for you when you are ready for it.

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