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Mad_Twatter wrote:Is it worth the risk to talk about the various hardships I've faced in my life in my PS? My life hasn't been that rough, relatively speaking. I have an alcoholic father, an alcoholic step father that I literally watched drink himself to death, and a mother that struggled a bit with alcohol as well. Picking up my mother from jail, after she was arrested for DUI, was the most embarrassing moment of my life.
Should I mention these things in my PS focusing on overcoming adversity? I'm thinking of just using this kind of PS for reach schools (Berkeley and NYU with my 3.8/168).
If these experiences have shaped you as a person and are related to your decision to go to law school, you can probably write a convincing essay on the subject.
Otherwise, I do not recommend writing about it just for the sake of showing you've overcome adversity, even at reach schools. It won't come off as sincere, IMHO.
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only if you can write about it in a way that is positive and sincere:) but at a reach school I think it would be better than a boring safe essay
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