Yes / No Diversity Statement

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Lombardi#18
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Yes / No Diversity Statement

Postby Lombardi#18 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:09 pm

Planning to submit all my apps by Dec 1st. Should I write a Diversity Statement although I have talked about my upbringing and ethnicity in my Personal Statement already? Don't want to waste an opportunity to talk about something, but also don't want to repeat myself.

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PrizeFighter
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Re: Yes / No Diversity Statement

Postby PrizeFighter » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:53 pm

Lombardi#18 wrote:Planning to submit all my apps by Dec 1st. Should I write a Diversity Statement although I have talked about my upbringing and ethnicity in my Personal Statement already? Don't want to waste an opportunity to talk about something, but also don't want to repeat myself.

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I'm struggling with the same question, but I've decided to write both. With this in mind, I narrowed the focus of my PS. It was all over the place when I tried to cram everything in there, and I think it came out much better when I took out a few things to use in my DS. I'm also trying to make my DS as concise as possible so the Adcomms don't feel like I'm just piling it on. I know you don't want to waste an opportunity to talk about something, but make sure it is so important that you can't leave it unsaid.

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Re: Yes / No Diversity Statement

Postby hypebeast » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:01 pm

Like you, I felt that my personal statement incorporated what I would've discussed in a diversity statement so I didn't include a separate diversity statement. I don't think there's any point in including a separate diversity statement if your personal statement already captures what you think makes you diverse and distinct from most other law school applicants. I would only include a separate diversity statement if you're not touching on it in your personal statement so as to avoid repetition.

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Re: Yes / No Diversity Statement

Postby Lincoln » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:04 pm

Yes, include a diversity statement, however brief. It's a weird check the box thing at some schools that they use for things like sending invites to minority events, etc.




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