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An integral part of the law school application is a personal statement that explains a candidate's motivation and suitability for a legal career. Clearly, in a large pool of talented applicants, a persuasive and well-written statement can give a candidate a strong competitive edge. Nevertheless, many applicants struggle with the process because they are uncertain about what to write. Before you tackle something this important, we recommend that you take the time to read several essays that worked.

101 Law School Personal Statements That Made a Difference (ISBN 9781933819624) presents 101 successful statements that enabled their authors to gain admission to the law school of their choice. By design, they include more than 20 different topics, including the candidates' goals, personal background, legal experience, notable accomplishments, contribution to diversity, international travel experiences, and motivation to become an attorney. The selection also includes successful responses to being waitlisted and separate addendums to explain a disappointing GPA or LSAT score.

Collectively, these statements show the many ways that candidates have presented themselves to the committee in a creative (and effective) manner. They also show the caliber of writing that is expected at top U.S. law schools. Before you write your own statement, take the time to read several sample essays from students who have already accomplished what you are trying to do.

See what writing styles, themes and personal revelations impressed the committee and won admission for their authors to the most prestigious schools in the world. Use them to gain insight into your life experiences and to write your own compelling personal statement. For something this important, why leave your essay to chance?

The publication includes the following chapters:


Chapter 1: Introduction: The Law School Admission Process

The Role of Personal Statements in the Admissions Decision
Writing Tips
Common Pitfalls
Strengths to Highlight


Chapter 2: Candidates with Legal Experience

Crime Victims & Witnesses
Active in Student Government
Legal Work Experience
Interest in Intellectual Property Law


Chapter 3: Inspired by an Issue or Cause

Political Activists
Current Event or Issue
Feminists


Chapter 4: Inspired by Unique Life Experiences

Inspired by an Illness or Traumatic Experience
Inspired by Religion
Immigration & Travel


Chapter 5: Older and Non-Traditional Applicants

Scientists & Engineers
Artists, Writers & Musicians
Experience in Social Services
Older Candidates
Career Switch
JD/MBA Applicants


Chapter 6: School-Specific Questions

An Ethical Dilemma
Target a Specific School
How You Will Contribute to the School's Diversity


Chapter 7: Addendums to Explain Unusual Situations

Disappointing Grades
Low LSAT Score
A Gap in Education or Experience
Arrest / Criminal History
Job Loss / Getting Fired


Chapter 8: A Second Chance: Responses to Waitlist Notices


Chapter 9: Final Thoughts

 

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