Possible Diversity Topic

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Possible Diversity Topic

Postby PanjandrumOfReason » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:45 am

How do law schools view disabilities? Would they look at it as an example of "divserity," such that it would be a positive soft factor? Or would they view it as a "red flag" about a student's ability to succeed in law school?

Any comments appreciated. Thanks!


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Re: Possible Diversity Topic

Postby icechicken » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:19 am

Asha's blog post on this topic is great.

In general, disabilities make useful DS topics, because they shape one's worldview in a meaningful way and also can demonstrate one's ability to contend with adversity. Certain mental illnesses, like mood disorders or anxiety disorders, might be the exception: there's still a substantial amount of stigma there.

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