Keep it simple. Don't go for a weird and wonderful opening, or attempt much humour, or try to make it excessively 'different'. I'm sure admissions tutors have seen it all a thousand times before.
(Original post by Kidioteque)
Hi guys, 2013 applicant here so I hope you don't mind me intruding to ask a quick question! I have been stalking the thread for months aha.
I'm beginning my personal statement at the moment, and what I've got so far seems alright, but it's just lacking the "killer blow" at the moment; I feel like what I'm writing is very "middle of the road" and the kind of thing that all other applicants will be saying too.
Do you guys have any tips you could pass on regarding what makes a good law personal statement? Dos and Don'ts?
Cheers in advance, would really appreciate some advice!
I think the best breath of fresh air for those assessing your application would be a straightforward, unpretentious statement, which isn't unnecessarily wordy, goes straight in with why you want to study law, and backs this up with evidence.
Last edited by michael321; 17-06-2012 at 15:34.