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So I have an interview with a legal aid type non-profit that does a lot of work in bankruptcy for people who can't afford attorneys. My family went through bankruptcy when I was younger and I thought about bringing that up in the interview (knowing how hard it is etc.). But is this one of those things that you just don't bring up?
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It is fairly likely they'll ask you about why you're interested in the work and I would think that would be the only appropriate time to bring it up. I would try to link your family's issue to the issues of people filing for bankruptcy in general.
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bilbobaggins wrote:It is fairly likely they'll ask you about why you're interested in the work and I would think that would be the only appropriate time to bring it up. I would try to link your family's issue to the issues of people filing for bankruptcy in general.
This. Your experiences can be persuasive tools for demonstrating why you're truly interested a certain field.
For example, I heard about a guy who got into Michigan law with relatively low GPA/LSAT because he wrote an essay about wanting to represent indigent criminal defendants. His reason was pretty compelling: his dad was put to death by the state of texas 15 years prior.
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