At Colorado Law, we seek students who advance our core values of character, diversity, leadership and commitment to service. Explain how you can contribute to any of these goals. In addition, please explain your reasons for applying to law school. Your essay should be double-spaced and not exceed 1,000 words.
You may also provide information, in a separate statement, regarding any other factors that you think may assist in the Admission Committee's evaluation of your application, such as: background information; experiences, talents or special interests; and any challenges or adversities you have overcome.
My concern is that my personal statement basically reads like the "separate statement". I've got a lot of good feedback and I think I've got a great statement, but will it matter that it doesn't directly address my reasons for applying to law school, etc? It talks about my experiences and adversities I've overcome; it's basically a diversity statement that speaks to my background. Are they going to be very strict about this?
I'm kinda freaking out because I wanted to get my application out this week. I almost applied last year and the application was different. These two questions were combined into one, so this kind of threw me for a loop when I saw it.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
tl;dr Are they asking for something different than your typical personal statement here? Or am I just reading too deep?