knew almost everyone at the Political Science Department senior
luncheon. During the reception, many of us reminisced and discussed
future plans. After lunch came the awards. One student won many
awards, but I found it rather strange that I had never seen her
before. The most active people both on- and off-campus were at
this luncheon and nobody else seemed to knew her either. In fact,
I still cannot remember her name, so lets just call her
"Barbie." Jeff apparently knew her roommate. According
to him, Barbie had a really high G.P.A., but only cared about
-------I am not like
Barbie. I wrote a sixteen page constitutional amendment which
completely restructured student government. Before then, few checks
and balances existed and many student services suffered. I saved
course notes with relevance and those with my most creative doodles.
I understand computers. They understand me. I managed over forty
successful political campaigns on campus. Only one of those campaigns
was my own, the rest were for people or issues in which I believed.
I play basketball with passion. I answer rhetorical questions.
I do not like green eggs and ham. My major goals in life include
a happy family and a hammock in the back yard. I am writing a
science fiction novel. In my quest to enjoy life, I might dance
as I walk. I can get over six thousand lines in Tetris. I am quick
enough to catch flies. Then I let them go and wash my hands thoroughly.
I believe in the healing powers of my grandmas chicken noodle
soup. I know how to defend myself; I stand up for others. While
in college, I served as student body vice president, an associate
justice on our student body Supreme Court, a resident advisor
for student housing, and an active member of many organizations.
I also built stages for our Drama Department in my spare time.
I approach situations with a sense of purpose, a sense of adventure,
and a sense of humor. I am confident that the choices I make will
leave me with great stories for my grandchildren and without regrets.
her banquet, but I believe that I got more out of my college career.
We both graduated with honors, but I also contributed to my campus
and community. I made a difference. I like to believe that people
like me are needed in the legal profession. Barbie might make
a lot of headway in a particular field of law. So might I. However,
I am also the type of person who is likely to see interrelationships
among different areas of law and map out solutions for larger
problems. I am sure that there are many Barbies applying to your
law school. There are probably few like me. My name is Aaron Bloom
and I wish to be a part of your law school community.
Copyright 1997, Aaron Bloom. All rights reserved.
*This essay served as my "personal statement"
for my law school applications. Believe it or not, I got into
some of the best law schools in the country despite this essay.