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I have been accepted to grad school but I deferred my offer to follow my real passion in law. My question is whether I should include/mention my acceptance into grad school on my personal statement/sketchers or will that hinder my application? Thoughts?

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It won't hinder your application but it's a waste of characters and an odd thing to mention. a lot of applicants have completed grad school- I don't mean to be a jerk but being accepted isn't an accomplishment worthy of mentioning. 

I think you should avoid mentioning it. Accept the grad school offer and apply to law schools- If you receive an acceptance then bail on the grad school offer. 

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