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    I'm having trouble with starting off my personal statement and writing about why I want to study law. I literally don't have any experience or anything to put so was wondering if anyone knows anything that would look good to put on?
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    (Original post by sadixx)
    I'm having trouble with starting off my personal statement and writing about why I want to study law. I literally don't have any experience or anything to put so was wondering if anyone knows anything that would look good to put on?
    Admissions staff are looking for 3 things in a PS
    a) that you understand what you're applying for (so you've done your research on what the course involved, can speak with some understanding on the topics involved and the possible career prospects - ie if you apply for an LLB expecting to graduate and become a Barrister immediately then they're likely to think you don't know what you're applying for)
    b) that you have the motivation and interest to stick with the course for 3+ years (this can be covered again by talking about topics that are covered in a law degree demonstrating that you've done some research, talking about current events that have been affected by or influenced legal issues, super curricular activities like visits to courts/tribunals, reading legal blogs or journals etc)
    c) that you have any necessary non-academic skills required to succeed on the course (if you have essay subjects in your application then that will cover most of it, for a law PS arguing your case as to why you're suitable would demonstrate persuasive writing, a lot of people also talk about public speaking/debating activities but if these haven't been available to you it wont go against you).

    http://university.which.co.uk/advice...e-law-students is worth a read for ideas

    The PS Builder is also worth using to help structure your thoughts: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/per...ake_some_notes

    You've got plenty of time to do more research and reading and other activities around law to help you build your confidence that you're applying to the right course and put together a great PS.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Admissions staff are looking for 3 things in a PS
    a) that you understand what you're applying for (so you've done your research on what the course involved, can speak with some understanding on the topics involved and the possible career prospects - ie if you apply for an LLB expecting to graduate and become a Barrister immediately then they're likely to think you don't know what you're applying for)
    b) that you have the motivation and interest to stick with the course for 3+ years (this can be covered again by talking about topics that are covered in a law degree demonstrating that you've done some research, talking about current events that have been affected by or influenced legal issues, super curricular activities like visits to courts/tribunals, reading legal blogs or journals etc)
    c) that you have any necessary non-academic skills required to succeed on the course (if you have essay subjects in your application then that will cover most of it, for a law PS arguing your case as to why you're suitable would demonstrate persuasive writing, a lot of people also talk about public speaking/debating activities but if these haven't been available to you it wont go against you).

    http://university.which.co.uk/advice...e-law-students is worth a read for ideas

    The PS Builder is also worth using to help structure your thoughts: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/per...ake_some_notes

    You've got plenty of time to do more research and reading and other activities around law to help you build your confidence that you're applying to the right course and put together a great PS.
    thank you so much
 
 
 
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