Having a hard time finding a ps topic PLEASE HELP!!!

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gthopeful
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Having a hard time finding a ps topic PLEASE HELP!!!

Postby gthopeful » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:10 pm

As the title suggests I am having a hard time finding a topic to write about. Im a AA URM, but i havent had a hard life or anything I grew up in upper middle class suburbia. I dont have some special realization of wanting to become a lawyer ive basically known that I wanted to be a lawyer ever since I was ten and watched an episode of the practice. I have a cousin is a partner at a law firm and he has helped guide me some but i wouldnt say he is the reason I want to go. Ive been involved in different leadership organizations at school a lot having to deal with diversity and things of that nature. I have law experience as being an intern. But I cant seem to turn all this into a decent topic.

Looking for any advice, as I need to get my apps out in late December when my lsat score comes out.

HELP!!

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givemea170
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Re: Having a hard time finding a ps topic PLEASE HELP!!!

Postby givemea170 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:48 pm

I am in the same boat as you. I guess I'm not that interesting. :?

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lawschool899
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Re: Having a hard time finding a ps topic PLEASE HELP!!!

Postby lawschool899 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:53 pm

it doesn't have to be this brilliant piece about how you saved african orphans, remember that ;)

i thought really hard about what i would tell the adcomm if i had 5 minutes with them. if theres something you want to explain about yourself that is not evident in your resume or transcript, thats a pretty good start.

hope this helps :)

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emkay625
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Re: Having a hard time finding a ps topic PLEASE HELP!!!

Postby emkay625 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:56 pm

I think a narrative structure would work well for you. Just pick any story that showcasing your leadership ability - it doesn't have to be about curing cancer/overcoming prejudice/being mother theresa. Just pick a project you worked on, tell us about it, explain what you learned from it and why you would be a good atoorney, then wrap it up.

How well you write is more important than what you write about.

RamblinBoyofPleasure
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Re: Having a hard time finding a ps topic PLEASE HELP!!!

Postby RamblinBoyofPleasure » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:04 pm

Whatever you write about it, make sure you are passionate about it. You could write about carrot juice and it would work, so long as it was written well and showed them something positive about you. No one can write something great if they aren't excited about the subject.




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