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Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:16 am

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Re: Animal law

Postby billydaduck » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:20 am

Could you give an example of what you would actually include?

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Re: Animal law

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:39 am

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Re: Animal law

Postby ltrego » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:43 am

I don't really see how this can be tied in with music.

I want to go into 1A & communication law and am pursuing dual degree programs in JD/Masters in Comm. My PS focused on my experiences in journalism, which led to a brief discussion on the importance of expression, which led nicely to why I want to go to law school and what I want to do post-grad. I think this was appropriate. I'm not sure, however, that a jump from music to animals works quite as well.

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Re: Animal law

Postby KD35 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:56 am

Anonymous User wrote:I was thinking about doing a paragraph at the end of my ps touching on it. My ps deals with music but I wanted to tie in how I want to help animals and people who are abused and neglected.

I was thinking something along the lines of this :
I have wanted to be an attorney for as long as I can remember. I want to help those animals and people that are stuck in a bad situation; I want to fight for those who need help. I have always been passionate about helping animals, as an owner of a pit bull my attention has been drawn to the horrible way that dogs, and other animals, can be treated. I hope to take this passion for animal rights and not only help strengthen this area of the law, but to also fight for citizens who are in need of help.


Part of your talk about wanting to help animals makes it sound like you should be a vet, not a lawyer.

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Re: Animal law

Postby ltrego » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:02 am

KD35 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was thinking about doing a paragraph at the end of my ps touching on it. My ps deals with music but I wanted to tie in how I want to help animals and people who are abused and neglected.

I was thinking something along the lines of this :
I have wanted to be an attorney for as long as I can remember. I want to help those animals and people that are stuck in a bad situation; I want to fight for those who need help. I have always been passionate about helping animals, as an owner of a pit bull my attention has been drawn to the horrible way that dogs, and other animals, can be treated. I hope to take this passion for animal rights and not only help strengthen this area of the law, but to also fight for citizens who are in need of help.


Part of your talk about wanting to help animals makes it sound like you should be a vet, not a lawyer.


Or an animal rights activist. Or a rescuer. Or an animal welfare officer.

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Re: Animal law

Postby billydaduck » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:34 am

I agree with prior poster.

There is nothing about your goal that would require you to go to law school; I don't even think law should would be in the top 10 best ways to accomplish this goal. Since it doesn't speak to a skill and it doesn't explain something that can only be attained from law school I would cut it out.

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Re: Animal law

Postby Arcticlynx » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:47 am

I actually think that there is a lot that you can do in animal law, research labs and pharmaceutical companies do a lot a nasty stuff to animals that they probably don’t need to. But it’s not going to be touchy-feely like being a vet, you might have a bigger overall impact but the results will probably be less tangible (Law School it is certainly a better financial decision then vet-school). But I think it is very different from environmental law (my intended field) and I would not lump them together.

As for your personal statement, I think animal law programs are pretty rare (I haven’t actually looked for them, but I know Lewis & Clark has one). So it might be better to write about Animal Law in your why X university statement, as it would be a really good reason to want to go to a specific university (because they have an animal law program). And if you end up applying to some schools that don’t have an animal law program, you probably don’t want to write your personal statement about Animal law because if raises questions about why you are applying to their school. I'm running into this with environmental law... my statement if very focused on environmental law and it's going to make applying to any school with out an environmental law program look kinda ridiculous, but there are a whole lot more schools with environmental law programs then animal law programs.

Either way I would write about it as related to a specific school and your reasons for applying, rather than a general statement about your love for animals.

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Re: Animal law

Postby ltrego » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:20 am





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