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LLM Sample Personal Statement, Indian Applicant

Coming from a poor country like India, predicted to overtake China with the largest population in the world by mid-century, I am familiar with the great challenges that are present in the area of justice and the law. I hope to earn my LLM Degree at the University of XXXX because of the sheer excellence of your program as well as its location. I see your especially distinguished and rigorous LLM Program as the ideal springboard upon which I might realize my dreams of working towards greater justice for the common man in my troubled country. I appreciate the importance to your mission and curriculum to issues of gender and social justice, sexual orientation, freedom, and oppression. I look forward to contributing to discussion of diversity and social justice at the University of XXXX as an Indian woman who is very passionate about issues of social justice and equality, and painfully aware of the great challenges that we face in India in the legal arena, especially as concerns women.

The Indian constitution provides all citizens the right to free legal aid if they cannot afford it; nevertheless, illiteracy is a major hurdle which keeps people from utilizing the legal resources that are made available to the people. In an effort to bridge this gap, I spent most afternoons of my undergraduate years planning and setting up bi-annual awareness camps for our local rural community to increase awareness of their legal rights and to provide them with free legal services. This way, I was able to put into practice on a daily basis, many of the valuable things that I was learning in college, taking courses such as “Public Interest Lawyering, Legal Aid & Paralegal Services” and “Human Rights and International Law.” My professional as well as personal identity has been defined by multiple volunteer work positions with non-profit organizations. Studying “Women and Law” as an undergraduate helped me to realize my womanist mission as an integral part of the contributions that I hope to make in the arena of social justice, always seeking legal remedies for the special problems or challenges faced by women. I began my journey at a non-profit called “Sadhna Sewa Vihar”, working for the professional/academic development of women and taking action against atrocities committed against women – sexual harassment, domestic violence, etc. The two months I spent with the organization were a life changing experience for me in many ways, and further reinforcing my passion for community service. There were at least 20 to 30 cases reported every day to our organization and I found most of the victims had almost no clue about the legal options available to them. I was working as part of a team of five people and my job was to talk to the victim, write their complaints down, and file reports to our supervisor know. In some cases, the victim went to the police but the police refused to write the complaint, thus providing us with a legal opportunity to do so – referred to as a First Information Report - in conformance with Indian Law.

Sometimes we had to send a letter to the Superintendent of Police informing him that the police station had refused to register the complaint, requesting that strict action be taken immediately. This was usually helpful but not always effective. I also served as part of a special project conducted by this NGO, where we set up a camp in a local village in India to make the locals aware of their rights and to help them find remedies or to seek redress for cases of violation of those rights. Some of the stories of these women were so horrific, I couldn’t help but think that, although we have a legal right to gender equality, there is still a long way to go in India before this will fully translate into practice.

Though child marriage is illegal in India, it is still being practiced in some backward areas. It is also illegal in India to accept a dowry, but there are a number of cases where the women or girls have been tortured by their in-laws for the dowry. A 13-year-old girl who was constantly tortured by her in-laws for dowry, was denied her rights by the police when she tried pressing charges. We helped her to file the complaint and we also filed a case in the civil court challenging the validity of the marriage, rendering it null and void. I also worked on a number of cases where the women were tortured because of giving birth to a girl child. One woman was forced to abort her child because the child was female. Since prenatal sex determination is illegal in India, we filed a complaint in the local police station against the ultra sound clinic which did that, and also helped the girl to file a complaint against her husband for domestic abuse.

Since I graduated in 2013, I have held various volunteer positions with “Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital”, “Gramin Vikas Seva Sansthan”, “Delhi State Aids Control Society”. I have also worked with two NGOs in Morocco, Voice of Amazigh and Prometheus, where I helped with the writing of grant proposals. I wrote a research paper that was submitted to the United Nations, a study of two different cooperatives and the work they are doing, how they are meeting the UN Millennium guidelines. Morocco has 12,000 co-operatives with 450,000 small businesses for locally produced products providing much needed employment for women in particular. Gender inequality is one of the major issues that Morocco is facing and I prepared outlines for workshops on this topic. Girls end up leaving school before completing their educations in order to fulfil other obligations such as getting married or helping their families. We have the same problem in India and I was able to understand the issue and connect with them.

Earning the Master’s in Human Rights in the LLM Program at the University of XXXX will provide me with the optimal springboard for advancement as a human rights advocate and legal professional. At U of X, I will develop and refine the analytical skills and expertise that I need for working in the NGO sector. I have an experience with NGOs working in the field of upliftment of the poor, the economic empowerment and legal protection of women, and taking actions against exploitation; thus, I hope to have interesting examples of issues to share with my fellow students as well as professors, contributing to class discussions.

I believe I would be a good fit with your program because I am most excited about taking courses concerning human rights, public education and gender equality; always searching for increasingly effective ways to safeguard human rights in these areas. I am especially moved by the work of organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and would be especially honored at some point to serve as a human right educator for such an organization. In my experience, the most common reason why people are denied their rights is a result of lack of knowledge. I want to educate the public about human rights by organizing public awareness events and campaigns.

My experiences as a volunteer for various NGOs have reinforced my faith in the importance of the fullest respect for human rights possible, and the potential of our legal systems to protect it. During the program at U of X, I especially look forward to involving myself in research in the areas of gender equality and public education – with as much field work as possible.

I thank you for considering my application to your distinguished LLM Program at the University of XXXX.

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