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JD Environmental Law, Canada

I will never forget Christmas when I was 9 years old, seeing the gifts wrapped in garbage bags. One after the other my mother handed out our gifts until we each had a few. Before we knew it, there was coloured paper and tape everywhere. Woah! I had just received a Sony Walkman cassette player for Ch…

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MA Human Rights Law, Indian Woman

A sensitive and socially conscious woman from New Delhi, India, now 23, I take pride in my empathy for the least fortunate members of our community, especially those that are victims of injustice. For years now, I have looked around me and felt passionate empathy, in particular, with women who suffe…

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LLM Human, Women’s Rights, Brazilian

As a lawyer from Brazil and a woman who is very passionate about Law and social justice, my central professional goal is to fully prepare myself for and pass the BAR Examination and become a licensed attorney in the State of Florida. I was born in England and returned to the country of my birth in 2…

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LLM Human Rights and Social Justice, Columbian

Living in the USA now for just over a decade, I look back at where I came from, my homeland, Colombia, with great affection. Even here in the USA, I am defined by the fact that I am not just a Latina, but a ‘Colombian-American’ woman. Not all is wonderful about the land from whence I came since it i…

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LLM, London, UAE, Refugees, European

Each day shortly after rising I look at my face in the mirror and I allow my gaze to linger for a few moments of reflection. I see the face of a young, pensive, and quite determined European man. Perhaps the characteristic of my face that takes center stage in my young life at this point is a profou…

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LLM, UK, Applicant from Bahrain

The ethos of hard work, determination and fairness is ingrained in me through the influence of family members, primarily that of my grandfather. He was a very hard working small trader who, through his diligence, determination and reputation for fair dealing, advanced to owning one of the most succe…

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JD/MS Social Policy Joint Degree, Chinese


The University of XXXX is my first choice for graduate study because I want very much to study simultaneously towards both the JD Degree and the MS Degree in Social Policy. Most importantly, I appreciate how your program is highly distinguished for its interdisciplinary character, with students ex…

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LLM UK, Business Law, Chinese Applicant

 

The most important thing that set me on track towards becoming an international citizen and attorney was that I was fortunate to spend almost one year in Los Angeles, California, USA as an exchange student from China at only 12 years old. This did wonders for my English and enabled my internat…

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LLM Human Rights China, Applicant Couple

I am in a long term relationship with my significant other, Andrew XXXX, and we are both applying to your LLM Program at XXXX University because we want very much to study together and to live in what we see as the most exciting place in the world. We are Chinese democracy advocates who see to learn…

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LLM Family Law, Chinese Democracy Activist

I am part of a long term relationship with the love of my life, XXXX XXXX, who is also a legal professional. We are both from Hong Kong and we are building our legal careers together. We both hope to be accepted to XXXX University as students in your incoming Fall Program. We would like very much to…

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JD, Cuban, Human Rights, Education Law

You will undoubtedly have numerous applicants with higher LSAT scores then mine to your distinguished program at the University of XXXX. Nevertheless, I sincerely hope that my application will be looked on favorably as a result of my combination of goals and experience in the area of education. 40 y…

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JD Finance & Investment, China to Canada

A young Chinese man who immigrated to Canada from China 3 years ago, I recently received my Canadian passport. I have also had the privilege of spending significant amounts of time in most European countries as well as New Zealand and the USA.

Next year, 2015, I will finish my undergraduate degre…

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Diversity Statement International Law, Chinese

The most important aspect of my contribution to your distinguished LLM Program in Law at XXXX University, and the subsequent distinguished career in international business law that I hope to develop subsequently, is the fact that I am now Chinese-Canadian having recently received my Canadian passpor…

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JD/MBA Joint Degree, Latin American, Caribbean

The joint JD/MBA Program at Florida International University is my first choice for graduate study for a variety of reasons. Most of all, it is the thoroughgoing international focus of your program, combined with the vast resources of XXU. Since I finished my undergraduate degree at XXU, I am also w…

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JD International Law, Death Penalty. African American

Working in criminal justice was the goal that I set for myself while still a child, heavily influenced by America’s glamorization of law enforcement on television. As I matured into an adult, I came to see it as less and less glamorous and more and more tragic. Ultimately, I decided on a career in t…

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LLM, Human Rights, Egyptian Attorney

From my early days as a high school student, going on to study law and becoming a lawyer was my driving ambition. Now, as an Egyptian attorney, I have been influenced by many of our politicians as well as professional lawyers, and I seek to enter an LLM program in order to find my voice as an intern…

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LLM Corporate Governance, Ukrainian Applicant

Your world-class LLM Program in Corporate Governance & Practice at XXXX University is my first choice for further graduate study not only because of the prestige of your program, but primarily because I feel that I am the best fit for your program given my interests and experience. I seek a thorough…

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JD Domestic Violence, Africa, Protecting Women

I am the culmination of many victories and great challenges along the way, growing up on the south side of Chicago. The perils of our neighborhood plight—violence, prostitution, and debilitating poverty—are vivid in my memory. Thus, I sought escape, salvation, from a world beyond my reality, in book…

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Diversity Statement, African Applicant to Law School

My LSAT scores are on the low side, especially for XXXX. (Having English as a fifth language is a significant factor in this.) My diversity strengths are the key factor that I put forth towards my acceptance to Harvard. I am a man from Uganda who was born in a mud hut yet speaks fluent Korean. My li…

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JD Immigration Law, African Immigrant

As a survivor of widespread political violence as a child and adolescent growing up in Uganda, I feel strongly that my voice has much to contribute on a qualitative level to discussions of the critical issues of our day in the interlocking areas of national security and immigration. As an immigrant …

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