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What do you think of this law school statement? I just put the X's there I have a college though?

During my undergraduate tenure at University of XXXXXXX, Economics Social Issues was the best course to develop my analytical ability and debating skills. As a class activity, we held debate sessions on various topics. This unique experience teaches students to work together as a team to gather relevant information and to present it as a persuasive argument to the judges and the audience. I believe that this particular course along with my economic background became a catalyst in my decision to study law. The topic for our debate hearing was Saving and Protecting Social Security for the Future Generations. The objective was to convince the panel of judges that Social Security needs reforming or it will be completely depleted by the estimated year 2040. After class, the six of us decided to plan for the debate in the school library. As I spent time gathering my information from articles and economic models, I decided to set up two mock debates to see how prepared we actually were. This was the best way to organize our facts, sources, and arguments for effective presentation. Afterwards, we prepared some rebuttal questions for the final part of the debate. On the day of the debate, I felt nervous, confident, and anxious. As we entered the classroom, it was as if we were expert economists set to appear in a hearing for Congress. I also thought about my past memories of being in Nashville, Tennessee and watching intense legislation of crime laws from the State Capitol House Chamber years ago. In my vital opening statement, I first provided an outline of all the arguments each of my teammates would debate. I opened with my argument explaining longer life expectancy for seniors, fewer employees in the modern job market, and massive government spending as my reason for the broken Social Security system. After everyone on my team completed their argument, I elaborated on the problems of Medicare and its estimated depletion of reserves by 2019. I also gave a set of theories to reform Social Security and Medicare by adjusting its benefits, tax structure, and investment options. I could tell both of my theories really impressed the judges by their reaction. In the finale of the debate, I sensed that our team chemistry, purpose and determination grew for this debate because this topic was important for all of us. We used the rebuttal questions to not only defend our side of the debate, but also to show everyone that we were the better debate team. After completing the debate, the judges went outside of the classroom to decide the winner of the debate. When they came back in they announced that our team was victorious in the debate. The judges’ decision was predicated on how we presented our information and the enthusiasm we had for debating our topic. I felt relieved because all of our hard work of arduous research and practice debates paid off. I thought about our perseverance from problems such as changing our arguments frequently, disagreements, and the possibility that members of the group would be absent that day. The most important attitude that I believe I brought to my team was enthusiasm and a strong desire to compete. With my prior experience of success, I know I can bring this same enthusiasm to the classroom in law school. My strong work ethics of maintaining an excellent grade point average, long hours of studying, and participating in academic extracurricular activities are key qualities I possess to being a successful law student. I believe that one of my greatest strengths has always been to find reliable evidence from any research that I conduct. This is why I plan to attend the University of XXXXXX to start a legal career as part of a general counsel and later in my career become a lawmaker for Congress in Washington D.C. After talking to current law students and counselors, I am ready for the rewarding opportunity and challenge. With the outstanding reputation of a high bar passage rate and successful lawyers in the job force, I look forward to a legal education at the University of XXXXXX.

Asked By: Mr C - 2/8/2009
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You know, after reading this I must say that there were parts that really grabbed my attention, and there were other parts that I felt were bordering on disingenuity and arrogance... More
Answered By: tpoplar - 2/8/2009
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