Do adcoms look down on "playing lawyer?"

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Do adcoms look down on "playing lawyer?"

Postby Brown8714 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:19 pm

I've submitted my personal statement on the ps thread for feedback and am surprised to hear some comments regarding "playing lawer."

I wrote my ps about becoming the union steward for my store and recieved some comments that adcoms don't like people who play lawyer- those that assert their knowledge of the law without being in law school or having a JD.

Is that accurate? Does being an educated advocate for others cross some line? Must one have a JD to cite the law when an injustice has occurred?


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Re: Do adcoms look down on "playing lawyer?"

Postby bp shinners » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:32 pm

Brown8714 wrote:Is that accurate?

Yes. But you can write that essay without coming across as someone who 'played lawyer'.

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Re: Do adcoms look down on "playing lawyer?"

Postby fruitoftheloom » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:28 pm

Probably. It threatens their monopoly. Law schools like to think that you couldn't possibly know anything about the law unless you pay 150k and sacrifice three years of your life. Realistically - there's a reason it's an undergrad degree in every other country.

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