need help.. rought draft is it going in good direction?

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need help.. rought draft is it going in good direction?

Postby Ajones1288 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:50 pm

any helpp would be great!!

The staccato blinking of the pointer taunts me, screaming that the personal statement is still many hours, if not days from being complete. The idea of writing something that could ultimately determine the rest of my life is a very daunting task. I sit here reassessing everything that I have done and what had really led me to the decision that attending law school is right for me. This year after graduating from Southeastern has given me an opportunity to do research about the decision, seeking guidance from many different people.
Getting to this point has been a process; I have looked at several different fields of law as the prospect of going to law school has become a reality. I would be lying if I said I knew exactly what type of law I would like to practice, or whom-or where I specifically would want to work. What I do know is that going to law school will enrich my life by providing me with new challenges and opportunities.
When I was younger, it seemed as if my friends had mapped out their educational path and most planned to follow in their parents or close relatives’ footprints. My journey was somewhat different. I considered many things outside of my comfort zone, the FBI, CIA or ever a food critic.
My process started about 4 years ago before I even entered college. My brother and other family member told me that I should be a lawyer. At that point, I was eager to move to a different state, attend college and experiences the next chapter of my life. During my sophomore year I had my first career crisis, and suddenly realized that I had no idea about what I actually wanted to do with the rest of my life.
I thought about suggestion of my family, encouraging me to consider law school after I graduated. My advisor at college made a similar suggestion. And my path was set. I left her office and promptly goggled “Traits of a Lawyer” determined to understand if I had “what it takes”. That was probably one of the worst things I could have done. Everything that Google found was reasons why not to go to law school and how people don’t think it’s worth it in the end. I should have been discouraged but I was not. I believed that there was so much more to being a lawyer than what a Google search reveled and that I needed to learn more about the realities of practicing law.
During my junior year I had the opportunity to take a business law class. My professor was probably the best one I had at Southeastern. I took every opportunity to “pick her brain” about what it’s like to be a lawyer. She has worked for the government, mainly in policy and loved it but decided that her passion was teaching. Her enthusiasm and excitement were contagious; so much so that I made the my decision to pursue my law degree.
I decided at that moment to talk to as many people as possible that were involved in the law profession. Some were actually practicing law; others were applying their skills in other ways. My goal was to gain as much background information to help me decide if pursuing my dream made sense. I received a variety of responses that truly helped me out.
I have a much clearer picture of what I want to do; I want to pursue a career in law. I know that as I increase my knowledge during my time in law school, my path will continue to become more evident. I do know that when I apply myself, I can do most anything, and fully expect to do just that when I begin my studies.


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Re: need help.. rought draft is it going in good direction?

Postby horrorbusiness » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:07 am

this is completely unusable. so no.

any interesting life experience/challenges/achievements?

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Re: need help.. rought draft is it going in good direction?

Postby icecold3000 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:19 am

Hard and fast rule: Do not write about writing your personal statement when writing your personal statement.


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Re: need help.. rought draft is it going in good direction?

Postby imjustjoking22 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:37 pm

I can't wait until you're a famous lawyer and I can goggle you.

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