Do I write a DS?

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jpal13
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Do I write a DS?

Postby jpal13 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:58 pm

I am Jewish, which is not unique, but I grew up where there was only one other Jew in my high school. Do I write a DS? At first I thought no because being jewish does not really make a urm but then a lot of people seem to be writing a DS and if it helps my app why not? Whatever I do I don't want to hurt my app.

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NiccoloA
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Re: Do I write a DS?

Postby NiccoloA » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:24 pm

jpal13 wrote:I am Jewish, which is not unique, but I grew up where there was only one other Jew in my high school. Do I write a DS? At first I thought no because being jewish does not really make a urm but then a lot of people seem to be writing a DS and if it helps my app why not? Whatever I do I don't want to hurt my app.


A DS can be anything that adds diversity to the law school or is diverse about yourself.


Being the only Jew person of Jewish heritage in a high school could make a DS. Go for it. :)



EDITED for political correctness and to not seem insensitive.
Last edited by NiccoloA on Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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lulzalicious
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Re: Do I write a DS?

Postby lulzalicious » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:25 pm

I think it really depends on how you present/were affected by your being a Jew there. It can be a significant, diverse experience..but wouldnt really know until you wrote it :)

Show how itd make you unique in a LS class. You'll probably get better advice once you've taken a shot at writing it.

Bump, for ppl that have actual knowledge about this.

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Re: Do I write a DS?

Postby cutecarmel » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:40 pm

I would only write about it if you got something out of being one of the only Jewish people at your school. Was it a challenge? Did you grow from this experience? If not I think it might be difficult to find something to write about.

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Re: Do I write a DS?

Postby jpal13 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:47 pm

I felt odd about it at the time, it was actually only really uncomfortable in elementary school. I think I will not write a DS about it though.




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