WichitaShocker wrote:I did not write a diversity statement, but I did address this in my personal statement, so I will volunteer myself as a "Test Subject". I am a High school drop out, I dropped out at 15, and began college at 16. I got a degree as an automotive body repair tech by 18, and then decided I wanted to be a lawyer. I got a 4 year degree, worked for two years and am applying now. Good enough for a diversity statement, or just a unique story?
Edit: I am a white male who grew up middle class.
This could be a good diversity statement, but only if you have another good topic for your PS. Here's why it could be a good DS in my opinion: this experience may have given you a different lens with which to view the world, and you can share that point of view in the law school classroom.
I think this sounds like a great PS, though, and if you had to reach to find another topic for the PS (that would very likely be less compelling), then I wouldn't advise using it as a DS. I think you made the right call.
The diversity statement does not have to be about race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. I can be about other things, but they must actually
be unique or different or underrepresented in the law school classroom.