On the application for admission to the law school, you should indicate "Critical Race Studies" in response to the question regarding your potential to make a distinctive programmatic contribution. We recommend that you submit a detailed statement indicating how your admission would strengthen our program. The CRS faculty are interested in serious students who are eager to accept the challenge of thinking hard about race, ethnicity, law and legal institutions. Therefore, make sure to articulate specific past study and experiences that may be relevant to the CRS curriculum. In addition, explain how this Specialization fits in with your future goals or plans – for example, as a practitioner or academic. Remember, a passing or casual interest on matters of “race” will not distinguish you from other applicants. Because the application form has limited space, please append additional pages as necessary. Please note that the CRS statement is not the same as a diversity statement.