bk1 wrote:alexb wrote:It's a PERSONAL statement. If poker, some how, influenced your decision to go to law school and you have no other, better reasons, write about it. That said, to overcome your GPA, increase your LSAT.
If I was racist and wanted to see the institution of slavery returned and thus decided because of that to go to law school, I should write about my racism?
No, of course not. The point of a personal statement is to get you in to law school, therefore from a utilitarian point of view you should write what will best help your chances. Poker is rarely, if ever, one of the things that will help your chances.
Wow. Straw man fallacy at its finest. The two situations are not morally equivalent, unless perhaps if you're an anti-gambling crusader from 1920s.
I stand by my assertion.