Hey guys, please could you review my personal statement below. I am a mature student applying to join for a degree in Law. I will greatly appreciate any critique that is given. - Eren
Edit: It was advised to make the PS between 500-1500 words. It was initially much longer, but I've since condensed it down & cut out a lot of waffle. If you think I should add more bulk to it can you advise as to what you think I could add which would be helpful & contribute positively to it.
I’ve always sought to become a solicitor and as I work closely with solicitors this passion has only since grown over the previous few years. I feel a law degree would be ideal for me. As a person, I love to debate, I’m an avid reader and I’m very logical in my thinking.
I would like to nurture the analytical and problem solving skills which I believe the law degree would provide me with. The legal knowledge I will acquire throughout the degree combined with my existing skill set which I’ve gained through my three years’ experience as an Insolvency Administrator will provide me with the expertise needed to pursue my personal and professional ambitions at an expedited rate.
My out of work interests consist of travelling, art, reading & music. I have travelled to Japan, Italy, Iceland, America, Turkey, Spain and many other countries in the previous few years. I am also very passionate about art. I have a freelance business where I provide commission based graphic design and web design services for other people.
I am returning to university as a mature student, because I have strongly been considering over the previous few years what I want to do with my life, and I’ve come to the realisation that given the opportunity, this will act as my last opportunity to achieve my lifetime aspiration of becoming a solicitor.
My former experience in this job has, however, provided me with skills that will assist me throughout this degree. As this sector is highly regulated by dates and deadlines. It requires me to be extremely organised with my outgoing work for the upcoming weeks.
If a deadline is submitted late, it can result in a fine or worse. Due to these regulatory responsibilities I have learned to make sure my deadlines are completed within their expected dates and are never late.
I am also expected to provide extremely accurate information, as I deal with the financial accounts of both individuals and corporate entities, I have gained the ability to retain a lot of accurate information after a single read of a document.
As I stated before I work with solicitors, as well as other companies, banks, government facilities, etc. This correspondence has allowed me to gain a deep understanding on how companies work and the legal etiquette involved with speaking with the relevant parties.
I expect that the experience I have gained throughout my career will prove to be very helpful in progressing through this degree. I hope that I have shown throughout this personal statement how passionate I am about my career.
Should I get accepted onto this degree it will not only support me in progressing through my career; but it will help me develop as a person in the path I have decided to take in life.
Law Personal statement
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