Stanford Law School
I Wanted To Be the World's Youngest Auteur.
In three pages or less, discuss any matters relevant to your ability to succeed in law school and the practice of law and any attributes , experiences, or interests that would enable you to make a distinctive contribution to the law school or legal profession.
As long as I can remember, I've wanted to make movies. There was a short period when I wanted to be the starting point guard for the L.A. Lakers, but that passed quickly enough and I was right back to the more realistic goal of being a world-renowned filmmaker.I spent most of my adolescence crawling around on my knees to get low angle shots with a video camera that my mother found at Salvation Army. Discovering a beaten down old wheelchair, I immediately put it to good use as a dolly. I read every film book the local library had and made innumerable short films starring my mother and Patrick, a Shi-Tzu dog blind in one eye. The concept of fully realizing a story through not only language but also imagery and sound was irresistible. Despite the vast reservoir of self-acquired knowledge I'd accumulated, however, there was still much I had yet to learn. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that at the time.
When I began college, choosing a major was easy. Just as quickly as I declared myself a film major, however, I became incredibly disillusioned. I wanted to learn how to make movies, not sit in a classroom, listening to professors lecture for two hours on the spiritual significance of John Wayne's shadow in "The...
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