Motivation

a.) Why you want to pursue the study of law? b.) What educational, employment, or family experiences would be relevant to this application? Why? c.) What unique factors in your background would enrich the classroom experience?


Every child is asked the inevitable question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My response as far back as I can remember had always been, “Well, I want to be a lawyer”. I always received some strange looks from adults for my unusually mature answer, but I was always fascinated by the law. I looked up to my uncle, a lawyer practicing in Boston, whom I constantly barraged with questions about his latest case. I even became the resident lawyer of the 6th grade. At recess I would settle disputes between my arguing peers. Ever the professional, I carried around my purple unicorn-adorned binder full of signed contracts between the conflicting parties. Play time with friends often revolved around my mock court cases, and I loved every minute of it.

Always a quiet child, I became even more introverted during my teenage years. The more my family and other adults labeled me as shy, the more anxious I became over public speaking. I was always a bright student, but gaining the courage to raise my hand in the classroom was a daunting task. I began questioning my early career goal. How could someone who suffers from such bashfulness ever become a lawyer? After this realization, I immediately began exploring other options, none of...

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