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Comments Appreciated

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:17 pm

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Re: Comments Appreciated

Postby Gefuehlsecht » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:20 pm

It's good. I like it. Wouldn't change a single thing. Ok, one thing...change mom to mother. But that's it.

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Re: Comments Appreciated

Postby Big Red » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:47 pm

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Re: Comments Appreciated

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:02 am

OP here.

I actually already changed mom to mother in a previous draft, but I guess it sneaked back in during a rewrite. Thanks for catching that.

I think you got what I meant when I said "a broader scale," but you may be right that mentioning something about "as many kids" is a better/more concrete way of saying this.

How do I see a combined JD PhD playing in what I want to do? That's the 200K question. Dean Deal from Stanford talked about basically being able to create your own program of study across multiple disciplines when doing a joint degree, and many elite schools brag about interdiscplinary approaches to joint degrees as well. I hope to find a niche in educating incarcerated youth in a way that reduces recidivism with things like pre-filing diversion, alternate sentencing, and policy reform. I am hoping that a JD will provide knowledge of the criminal/legal side of the equation. These ideas are, admittedly, not fully formed, but I am banking on a good school being able to guide my study in the right direction.

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Re: Comments Appreciated

Postby WhiskeyAndCupcakes » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:29 am

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Re: Comments Appreciated

Postby musedreverie » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:26 am

Wow. This is the first PS I've read on these forums, and it's actually really well-written. Inspirational, touching and you genuinely come across as the excellent person the PS describes. And I'm sorry for everything you've experienced.

Well done you. I know you'll go on to do great things through and after law school.

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Re: Comments Appreciated

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:20 pm

OP Again,

Thanks for all the positivity. This PS was just about the hardest thing I've ever had to write, but it is nice to know that, after so many drafts, it is finally ready to send out.

musedreverie wrote: And I'm sorry for everything you've experienced.


There is no need to be. This is level of corny I save for anonymous posting, but I've finally reached a point in life where I am grateful for where I came from. Life is all downhill from here.




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