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Tari1997
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Everyone applying to study law in 2015 seems to have legal work experience to put in their personal statement. I haven't been able to get any and it's too late now, i want to send off my application but I'm a bit worried not having that experience will weaken it. Is it really that important? Are there people who have applied for law yet don't have experience?
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It does help but no it isn't necessarily essential. I have two offers already (from Warwick and QMUL), I sent my application off less than a month ago, I had no formal legal work experience and I didn't get 4As at AS Level. It's all about how you spin your personal statement. Loads of things outside of work experience show an interest in law. If you read quality newspapers, read law books, visit the public galleries in court etc, this shows commitment just as applying for work experience does and it's the commitment that they're really looking for.
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(Original post by thepurpletrain)
It does help but no it isn't necessarily essential. I have two offers already (from Warwick and QMUL), I sent my application off less than a month ago, I had no formal legal work experience and I didn't get 4As at AS Level. It's all about how you spin your personal statement. Loads of things outside of work experience show an interest in law. If you read quality newspapers, read law books, visit the public galleries in court etc, this shows commitment just as applying for work experience does and it's the commitment that they're really looking for.
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