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Diversity Statement, African Applicant to Law School

April 13, 2014

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

April 13, 2014

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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LLM International Business, Arbitration, Ukraine

April 13, 2014

XXXX is my first choice for Law School not only because of its historical reputation, but because I see it as the most fully international program in New York City. I see XXXX’s LLM Program as the strongest platform in NYC upon which to build a distinguished career in real estate and international a…

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JD Criminal Justice, African American Woman

April 13, 2014

I am a young black woman who is proud of the fact that I am not angry. I also feel strongly that black people are themselves responsible for most of their own problems and that they all need to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps to whatever extent that is possible. Nevertheless, I have studi…

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JD Criminal Justice Law, Military, African-American

April 13, 2014

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 Degree, Human and Civil Rights, Egypt

April 13, 2014

A young Egyptian man who has been living in New York City for the past 2.5 years studying English intensively in preparation for your program, I watch in great anguish from afar as so many noble young people are dying in my country, Egypt, in our quest for authentic democracy. For Egypt’s sons and d…

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LLM Masters, International Law, Turkey

April 13, 2014

I am a well qualified lawyer with substantial experience in Turkish law. My current work and higher studies relate to international law. I now seek to broaden my knowledge to encompass US law so that I can fulfill my ultimate goal of establishing a firm enabling international transactions between en…

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JD Juris Doctor, Public Interest Law

April 13, 2014

While I am a perennial optimist, I am also a realist; and my greatest fascination in life is the way that our legal systems function as the glue of society, making all else possible, including progress. Most of all, I am a progressive, and I want to have a major share in progressive social change. I…

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LLM International Law, Anti-Corruption, Cameroon

April 13, 2014

I am applying to your program in law because I strongly believe that graduating from XXXX University would provide me with the optimal preparation for a successful career in law that would enable me to establish a legacy of service to my people, in Cameroon. At am mature for 25 and have the highest …

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PHD International Law and Economics, Europe

April 13, 2014

For the last ten years of my life I have dedicated myself to the goal of helping my country, Slovakia, to advance in its integration with Europe. I was raised in Slovakia. My big break in life came early, at the age of 17, when I went to the United States and spent my last year of High School in Geo…

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LLM Personal Statement, International Corporate Law

April 4, 2014

I have no family connection to the law but I did harbor the occasional teenage fantasy in which I strode confidently around a courtroom amazing a jury with my persuasive oratory and pulling off an almost impossible courtroom coup resulting in a standing ovation from an appreciative audience.  I have…

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JD Personal Statement, Business Law, Azerbaijan

April 4, 2014

My desire to enter the legal profession dates back to my high school days in Baku, Azerbaijan; a period in which I began to understand how the government was rife with corruption, and that the legal system was far from just. I also reflected on the fact that a lack of respect for human rights had tu…

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LLM Law School, UK, Criminal Law

May 28, 2013


For the last several years, I have been cultivating a great passion for the subject of Law, especially since I had the opportunity to complete an internship at Blackburn Magistrates Court, which provided me with an insider's perspective on the English Legal System and an undying curiosity concerni…

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