I want to study law at a Russell group university, but would like some advice on making my personal statement stand out (be pacific please).
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- Thread Starter
- 26-03-2013 20:21
- 26-03-2013 20:46
- PS Reviewer
- 26-03-2013 20:49
You need to use correct spelling and grammar. It might also help you to learn about homophones, although in your case you have a completely different word.
- 27-03-2013 00:15
I wrote my law personal statement this year and to make mines stand out I referred to cases that I read on the internet that particularily grabbed my attention. Others read law related books and mention them in their personal statement.
The best way to write it is to do take it in steps.
course - why you want to study law, why your interested in it etc
Academics - discuss the subjects you study and explain how they will help you to excel in a law degree and how they will prepare you for the rigours of a law degree.
Work experience - discuss where you went on work experience and what you did , whay you learnt from this and that it confirmed your decision to study law
Extra-curricular activities/hobbies&interests - I opted for the extra-curricular activities option, basically state any volunteer work you have done, job, sports, music etc , say what you have learnt from this (organisational skills ,confidence , leadership) and link back how this will help you to deal with the demands of a law degree.
Thats what I used to help me to structure my statement Anyways this site has a page dedicated to law personal statements, so its best to have a read through them and realise how to make yours different. Obviously you can't copy them but you can get ideas and make it your own. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...nal_Statements
Hope I helped & Good luck !