Law School Discussion

Applying to Law School => Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation => Topic started by: marybeth2486 on April 12, 2011, 03:52:55 PM

Title: In desperate need of help with personal statement
Post by: marybeth2486 on April 12, 2011, 03:52:55 PM
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Title: Re: In desperate need of help with personal statement
Post by: MikePing on April 13, 2011, 10:21:55 AM
IMO, it's very interesting and well written (so far)... I like the "out of my element" theme, but I think you will need to supplement it.  Here is an article on writing law school personal statements (http://www.law-schoolcoach.com/Pre-Law-School/Law-School-Personal-Statement.htm), hope it helps.

Good luck.  Its nice to see you working on this early, it gives you a lot of time.   
Title: Re: In desperate need of help with personal statement
Post by: rockinjosh on July 18, 2011, 08:52:16 AM
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Title: Re: In desperate need of help with personal statement
Post by: writetrack on July 22, 2011, 01:50:31 PM
Mary Beth,

Drafting a strong personal statement, that stands out from the application pool, is key for meritting admission at a top law school.  As a former admissions committee officer at a top five law school, I cannot over-emphasize the importance of having a personal statement that

1.  Vividly and compellingly establishes your uniqueness;

2.  Solidifies your intellectual promise, and experiential insight, to excel as a law student and future lawyer;

3.  Articulates a well-contemplated interest in the law in general, and a specific area of law;

4.  Establishes your diversity, in terms of race or ethnicity, gender, life experiences, worldview, etc.; and,

5.  Confirms a strong interest in a specific school/program - meaning you will have to tailor the draft to each law school you are applying to.

Please email me your law school personal statement to info@writetrackadmissions.com.  I would love to give your statement a free general assessment, and help you navigate constructing a stellar application.