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lawschoolboundfuture
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Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:16 pm

Is this a good topic. During my senior year of high school/summer before freshman year I worked independently on promoting a piece of legislation and then due to my independent work got an internship in my local government. The law wasnt created then but was 2 years later and I received an email thanking me for my help with research on the issue. It was an environmental law, and I want to become an environmental lawyer. Is talking about my experience doing that and how it showed me how environmental change is possible through the legal sector a good topic?

collegebum1989
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Re: Possible Topic

Postby collegebum1989 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:22 pm

sounds like a good professional essay topic which ties in relevant experiences with your career interests after law school. I think its a good topic, but you should be careful which aspects of the experience you want to focus on since your resume will show that you had the experience.

Focus on a specific aspect of the experience and tie this into to a larger issue in environment law which you want to be involved with in your career. This thematic construct will be a way of showing adcoms how you would be a great environmental lawyer in the future.

lawschoolboundfuture
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Re: Possible Topic

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:01 pm

Thanks for your advice. My only concern is that my involvement was during my senior year of high school/ summer before college started. Is that too long ago?

collegebum1989
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Re: Possible Topic

Postby collegebum1989 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:30 am

Is there something in your college experience which you can relate the high school experience to? If you can manage to bridge a connection, than it should be ok and shows development.

Otherwise, it seems awkward to focus primarily on an experience in high school since it looks like you're living in the past.




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