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    Im currently at a2 and when i finish my exams and recieve my results i will be applying for uni (first time). I have pretty much nothing extra curriculam to write about and so i was wondering what i could do from August- december/january to boost my personal statement for law

    - Should I read law books if so which ones?
    - Should i look for a week or two of work experience in a law firm?
    -should i sit through a trial at a crown court?

    Is there anything else that you recommend me doing before I apply to boost my chances?

    Btw Im probably going to get ABB but hopefully AAB so i will be applying to one or two russel group and the rest lower in the uni league table with the lower entry requirements.

    Thanks in advance
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    I recommend going to court as it's a really good thing to put on your personal statement but remember to say what you liked about it/ what interested you most about it.

    Work experience is always a good thing to have, even if not for your personal statement but obviously it will make you stand out (and be helpful later if you want internships during summer). I had experience for a few days but just didn't specify the time, as long as you can show you got something out of it then that's all they want to see

    Book wise, maybe read something controversial in the area of law (I read something on women in the law) which was boring but I got my offers!

    Maybe even try to pinpoint your interest in law to a certain individual or certain event.

    Good luck
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    Thanks, much appreciated

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    Law is an academic subject so you need to show that you know that and have done some reading around it. Have a look at course structures to get an idea of what will be taught and read around those topics. Work experience etc are not necessary as law is an academic subject.
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