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PS Topic for non-KJD

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:16 pm
by shawn577
Background: I am 28 and I work in accounting. I was a POS in college battling alcoholism while working 40 hours a week. I have not been arrested and have one MIP (expunged). I have done a 180 since moving away from school.

I started a brain dump of my last three years. I want feedback on if I should tell the story at all or narrow in on a specific topic and if any problems should not be mentioned in my application.

Would anyone be willing to take a look over private message?

Re: PS Topic for non-KJD

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:18 am
by zeglo
I am studying for bar and cannot read anything, but my advice is go with something personal and interesting. Specific is good.

Basically, write about an experience, hobby, or similar that somehow shows you are also intellectual.

I wrote my essay about a video game I played growing up, and how it tied into my interest in my college major (business) and ultimately law school. I wrote about the in-game economy, etc. and how it taught me stuff growing up.

My friend wrote his about growing up in a particular part of a particular state and how he would often have to cross borders between cities (and tied that into his interest with jurisdiction and criminal procedure).

Basically, just take anything personal and interesting and somehow tie it into law/intellectual ability.

Re: PS Topic for non-KJD

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:26 am
by zeglo
Also, if you have concerns of any problems, I would discuss it in the optional/addendum portion of any application.