Hello, I am currently in the process of applying to university and wondered if anyone had some tips on writing a law personal statement.
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Last edited by Examslol; 02-11-2017 at 18:25. Reason: Personal details
- 02-11-2017 17:58
- 02-11-2017 18:01
Duuuuude, never post your personal statement..... Now it's gonna get flagged up by UCAS. You have to start again i'm afraid :/
- 02-11-2017 18:20
Even if it gets deleted, as it's been on the website, it still gets detected. Sorry man, but you're gonna have to start again. If anything gets flagged, your personal statement goes down as plagiarised.
- 03-11-2017 10:46
Include why you want to do law in general as opposed to your career aspirations- so what peaked your interest in Law? What have you done so far to aintain that interest? Maybe your a level subjects have kept you interested or something in the news.
Try to put forward skills you have learnt from your a level subjects- e.g. critical thinking
Read one of the law books that are popular, for mine I mentioned Letters to a Law Student.
Also, put down any jobs/ voluntary things you've done, roles of responsibility etc. Even if its a job in Mcdonalds, that's still a big deal.
And how you'll benefit the University, e.g. you've taken active role in your college and high school environments (say by being a prefect, or student ambassador or form rep) and how you're looking to carry on doing this
And read some other personal statements that have been uploaded online (there's some great ones on studentroom) and see the kinds of things they've included- obviously don't copy. I just found it very useful in helping me word things properly.
Hope this helps!