alexandra123 wrote:Hello! I was wondering if anyone knew whether or not it is a good idea to include religious beliefs or political views on a personal statement. I am applying to Belmont School of Law in Nashville, and they are a religious school, but I am not sure if mentioning religion would be a turn-off. Thank you for your time!
Nothing wrong with citing the school's religious affiliation as a motivator, but you should have other reasons for wanting to attend and to practice law.
On that subject, don't you think it seems inadvisable to attend an unaccredited law school in one of the worst legal job markets of recent memory? Do you think $32k/year is a fair price for a law degree that's mostly worthless in TN and totally worthless everywhere else. Please, do not attend this law school. You will almost certainly not find legal employment or any employment that makes the debt manageable. I say this for your own good.
If you'd like some advice on where/whether to apply, feel free to send me a message with your gpa and lsat. Otherwise, these forums have a lot of useful information if you dig a bit.