LSPI Personal Statement

Topics: High school, Family, College, United States, Higher education, Mother / Pages: 3 (653 words) / Published: Apr 6th, 2017
I am determined to study law one way or another, and LSPI is the best option for me at this point in my career. My story starts with my parents, as they decided to leave their country and raise my siblings and I in El Paso, envisioning a better future for us. I have been blessed to attended great schools as I was growing up and ultimately ended in UTEP. Why do I want to go to law school? Answering this question requires a brief autobiographical look into my life, where I come from, why I am here, and where I am going.
My family consist of five individuals, my parents, two siblings, and myself. Escaping the violence and disparity in Mexico was complicated, but necessary. My parents are Mexican nationals, who grew up in the state of Chihuahua. As my siblings and I were growing up, Mexico fell into a blood steered
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The new problem that arose was not with me, but my family. Being the only U.S. national is a blessing as I stated before, but the rest of my family was not fortunate enough. Overstaying their visas, my family quickly fell into a legal problem. Avoiding this problem seemed like a solution for a while, but things got even more complicated. My mother was detained in Mexico for several months, and living without her cause traumatic feelings deep within myself. At this point I was on a scholarship attending Cathedral High School, a blessing in many ways. A new ambition quickly burst inside me as my mother came back to us. I wanted to know everything there was to know about the legality of her stay in the United States without an official document. The drive for this knowledge is still part of me, especially in times where the unpredictability of a government is at hand. This is one of the reasons I am deterred to peruse the legal field. Being ignorant is not an option, law school is the challenge I need and the fountain of knowledge I thirst

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