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I'm currently an Art/Art History major (been planning on law school for a while, though; the Art History was to get good at writing and reading dense theory), and I've been fairly successful as an artist in terms of getting my work displayed in national juried shows (i.e. independently curated shows, not school-sponsored events). I'm also going to have a school-sponsored solo show in the fall, which is fairly unique. Should I include these on my CV? Is this a soft I should play up in my personal statement?
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I'd include it on your resume/CV under an "Honors/Awards" section or something, but don't count on it having any major impact on your application. As for whether you should write your personal statement about, that depends on what else you are considering writing about and how it relates to your desire to attend law school.
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Include it. It's probably not going to make much difference unless it's at Cheim and Read or something like that, but it's a nice point to the extent the school cares at all about "softs." Play it up in your personal statement only if it relates nicely to the theme of your personal statement. It shows that you've been serious about and dedicated to something -- I know it's not easy to get a solo show anywhere.
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