Ever since I posted a portion of my personal statement for law school on Facebook and Instagram, I've received SO many excellent questions regarding how I managed to structure my first official draft within less than 24 hours! So, for this week's Odyssey article, I decided to share a brief outline of the content I chose to include in my personal statement for law school in order to help those of you who are still curious and in need of some ideas for yours! In order to construct your personal statement for law school, you'll first need to start by gaining a basic understanding of what exactly a law school personal statement actually is. This is where the following two links will come in handy. The first one discusses the content that should be included in your personal statement, and the second one provides two examples of personal statements that resulted in acceptances to law school:. This will likely be the most difficult part of your personal statement construction process.
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A law personal statement allows you to show off those writing skills essential for an LLB law degree and a successful career in law. For more detail on undergraduate course options head over to our LLB Courses section. A personal statement is just that: personal. Regurgitating often-used quotes wont impress, unless you use them in an original way. There are certain words that get overused in applicants' personal statements and CVs later on in life!
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Before you start writing your statement, choose at least one university you definitely want to attend by going to open days and looking online at their website. You can wait on the other four for now, but your personal statement will suffer if you have no idea about the universities you want to study at. When I wrote my personal statement, I had eight drafts in total. I uploaded it easily the week before it was due in and I got five offers in return.