Dual Citizenship

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Brysia
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Dual Citizenship

Postby Brysia » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:29 pm

Should I indicate on my application that I have dual citizenship?
Would law schools care about that? Could it potentially help or hurt my admission chances?

bergdd
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Re: Dual Citizenship

Postby bergdd » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:48 pm

What country? I included it in my applications and I am a dual citizen with Spain.

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heythatslife
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Re: Dual Citizenship

Postby heythatslife » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:37 am

I don't think that the fact of having dual citizenship has any appreciable impact on admissions, in and of itself. But if you've done some interesting things in that other country, then it would probably provide some great material for a diversity statement.

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soccerfreak
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Re: Dual Citizenship

Postby soccerfreak » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:44 am

I'm a dual with the UK, and put it on.

In the theoretical world it can only help. In the real world...it doesn't matter.

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SilverE2
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Re: Dual Citizenship

Postby SilverE2 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:51 am

It will neither help nor hurt.

bergdd
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Re: Dual Citizenship

Postby bergdd » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:27 pm

It could help, but only if you include more. I am a dual citizen with Spain and I included stories from working at a law firm in europe with lawyers from 7 european countries. I think it could help to highlight the benefits it has given you




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