Tiago Splitter wrote:sea15 wrote:I'm working on my Michigan essays and I had a quick question. I've followed this thread and I think everyone has decided that Essay 7 is the traditional diversity statement, however, as it is worded, it seems to be a little more open ended than this. I was thinking of writing about my experience working in nonprofits and how that will be a valuable experience to "enrich the quality and breadth of the intellectual life of our community." I'm interested in public interest law and trying to incorporate this throughout the application and this question is a great place to expand more on my experience.
What do you think? Is this a valid interpretation of this essay prompt:
How might your perspectives and experiences enrich the quality and breadth of the intellectual life of our community or enhance the legal profession
I'd absolutely write it. I wouldn't even worry about listing the specific optional essay you are addressing.
I haven't scoured the app yet, but for optional essays we shouldn't indicate which topic we've picked? I probably wouldn't have anyways unless it's mentioned, but I hadn't thought about that possibility before.