Personal Statement

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Personal Statement

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:38 am


So I'm currently writing my personal statement for law school and I was considering writing about a friend that killed someone in a drunk driving accident and how it shaped my views on the criminal justice system.

For example: Prior to my friend killing someone in a DUI accident I viewed the criminal justice system as just black and white, but now getting a first hand look I see that there are gray areas, and the job of a prosecutor is a hard one etc.

Do you think that would shine a negative light on me?

Thank you


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Re: Personal Statement

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:38 am

I already have a negative feeling about it just from the way you phrased it.

If you want to write about the criminal justice system, talking about the "gray area" in killing someone is probably not the best way to go about it.

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Re: Personal Statement

Postby mjb447 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:30 am

Also, I think it’s going to be hard to make yourself the central character in this story and avoid being overshadowed by your friend’s situation.


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Re: Personal Statement

Postby Jjbb938483 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:48 pm

I can imagine a way of doing this that could work but its definitely risky. If you want to write a draft or just DM more information I'd be happy to chat about it.


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Re: Personal Statement

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:49 pm

Seems like a reasonable topic for a law school PS. However, until you present a draft, it makes it difficult to offer any constructive criticism.

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Re: Personal Statement

Postby blackmamba8 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:55 pm

I would pick a different topic. Not sure you want to talk about the "gray area" of your friend killing someone.


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Re: Personal Statement

Postby DrGlennRichie » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:47 pm

I would like to read it.


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Re: Personal Statement

Postby jgloster » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:41 pm

Please PM it to me. I have some critiques.

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