Why I Want To Be A Black Woman Essay

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From an early age I have always had an interest in the legal system, as a child of divorcees the legal system has always had an impact on my life. I have always dreamed about being a family lawyer and have hoped that through hard work and dedication I could make my dream a reality; enter law school, successfully complete the bar exam and utilize my knowledge of the law to help those who may otherwise be left in the cold by the legal system. As I have grown older I have a new understanding of the realities of just how difficult it will be to make my dreams a reality. When writing this application, I had difficulty figuring out what I can say that will set me apart from other candidates. I almost feel as though everything that I will say has been said before and there are most likely some situations that sound more sympathetic than my own. However, I have come to terms with the fact that all I have is my story and even though it may not be the saddest or dramatic, what is important is, it is my own and I know how difficult it has been for me to overcome the obstacles in my life. Being a black woman I have learned early on that I need to work twice as hard in order to be taken seriously, and there are certain obstacles that I will face because I am a woman as well as the fact that I am black that many others do not face.…show more content…
This did not deter me and in fact has made me even more determined to prove my placement lawyer wrong, and show him that I have what it takes to become a successful student of law as well as law
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