I was wondering what you guys think about a personal statement devoted to the evolution of my interest in law? I know the conventional wisdom is that this is a terrible topic but I have two important pieces of experience with the law. The summer after my freshman year of college I worked in a DA's office where I observed firsthand a number of jury trials, hearings, etc. This past year I did an unpaid legal internship. It was a small law firm so they ended up giving me tasks that only law students usually get (writing briefs, large legal research projects, etc.). I also spend a lot of my free time reading Supreme Court decisions and legal treatises for pleasure. I'm graduating from college next year so I don't have a great deal of other work experience that I can use as the inspiration for an essay. Without sounding like an idiot, I'll also say that I feel like I've followed a pretty conventional life path (e.g. not a great deal of adversity). I'm also a very analytical thinker and just don't think I'd do well writing a deeply personal essay. I think the advantage of writing an essay like this is pretty obvious: most adcomms fear that kids just coming out of college have no idea what a career in the law entails, are just using law school to ride out a weak job market or are applying because their parents made them. This would obviously help counteract that impression. The disadvantages are also obvious: there is the potential that it would just restate parts of my resume(though I could work hard to avoid this) and it is more succeptible than most topics to reading like one giant cliche.
What do you guys think?