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    I'm currently writing my personal statement as I wish to study Law in uni. I am trying to link my A-Level subjects to the law degree. I have done psychology but am struggling with Biology and English lit.
    I want to talk about a book that I have read this year but am unsure which one will link more? Ibsen's 'A Doll's House' or Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' or neither? Should I not link a book in particular and just talk about the subject in general?
    Thanks in advance x
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    (Original post by helloanswerme)
    I'm currently writing my personal statement as I wish to study Law in uni. I am trying to link my A-Level subjects to the law degree. I have done psychology but am struggling with Biology and English lit.
    I want to talk about a book that I have read this year but am unsure which one will link more? Ibsen's 'A Doll's House' or Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' or neither? Should I not link a book in particular and just talk about the subject in general?
    Thanks in advance x
    Hey! Honestly, if you're struggling to think of things, I'd just leave this part out of your personal statement. It's not necessary and I think the space could be utilised better by really expressing why you want to study law. What do you think about doing that instead? If you're really certain you want to include this aspect then let me know as I'll try my best to help
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    As the previous commenter said, you don’t HAVE to include you’re a-Levels and how they relate. But if you really really want to then there is always a way to link them. English lit for example, a lot of it is old, many works are written complexly and use words that are not perhaps used in many other ‘world’, but they are in law, when reading legislation and ratio/obiter you come across very archaic and random language, that you may have encountered in your lit studies. Also, if you studies English lit you MUST like reading and researching text and analysing…that IS legal research in a nutshell 😊

    Biology is a little more difficult to directly link, but there is a link, ethics law, for example, could come into it. In biology you may learn about sex and relationships, things like abortions which are massive issues in the legal world. Then you have drug and alcohol use that play a part in criminology.

    I personally wouldn’t focus too much on including all your subjects, psychology is a good one to link, but if you do all of them you may use up more space than you wish. Try to focus more on why you really want to study the law degree, what the course will offer you, research some specific modules and mention them and your excitement for studying them in detail, talk about any experience you have in legal fields, even mentioning that you attend your local courts can be good. Talk about what you want to do after your law degree and what you are hoping to get out of it all 😊
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    (Original post by helloanswerme)
    I'm currently writing my personal statement as I wish to study Law in uni. I am trying to link my A-Level subjects to the law degree. I have done psychology but am struggling with Biology and English lit.
    I want to talk about a book that I have read this year but am unsure which one will link more? Ibsen's 'A Doll's House' or Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' or neither? Should I not link a book in particular and just talk about the subject in general?
    Thanks in advance x
    I dont think theres a need to link every A level and where its forced, then it looks awkward. Try and use genuine non cliched reasons as to what interests you in studying law. The other area you can use subjects is to focus on skills which make you suitable.
 
 
 
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