Everyone knows you need to write a personal statement when applying to law school, but did you know you might need to write a diversity statement too? Before I share tips on how to write one, lets first talk about the purpose of the diversity statement. How can the answer be improved? In addition to having a rewarding experience, you can write about it in your diversity statement.
Highlight any programs for underrepresented students youve participated in. If you have had any involvement with such programs (e. g.McNair Scholars Program), describe that involvement in your statement. Last week, I covered what a diversity statement is and how to decide whether a diversity statement is right for you. Now, for those of you who will be writing one, I will cover how to do it. Generally speaking, your diversity statement should be written very much like your personal statement.
Guidelines for Writing a Diversity Statement We affirm our abiding commitment to diversity, as represented in our community and in our perspectives, as foundational elements of our excellence. We shall celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity in our community.
The first step in demystifying a diversity statement is to understand why it matters and why you are being asked to write one. At our university, the diversity statement is just one way to show a commitment to inclusive excellence.