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I know this is probably beating a dead horse. However, I am caught between what I should exact right about. I am an African American male who has being through s lot of hardships through out my entire life. Like growing up in the foster care system, seeing my mother abuse drugs and alcohol, being molested and the list goes on. I believe my life experiences are what makes me unique. However, I am not sure if writing about the events that happened in my life is a good idea because I do not want Law School admissions officers to feel I am seeking sympathy. So I thought I ask everyone what should I do? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Choose one. Try to make sure it shows why you would be a good law student/person they want at their school. If you write it correctly, you won't appear to be seeking sympathy. Do a diversity statment. And its "write".
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Talk about the troubles you had growing up, but do it to show how they've help you grow as a person and have instilled a greater drive in you. Talking about your problems is fine, but only in the context of showing how you've overcome them. This is the stuff that makes for the best personal statements.
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