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Hi! I am a y12 who is aspiring to apply to highly prestigious universities like Cambridge for law and I was wondering whether anyone can recommend any law books to read to mention in a personal statement? I'm really interested in human rights law but there aren't many books on it apart from law textbooks. I've read a book on legal philosophy and found it really interesting but I'm not sure whether to talk about it in my personal statement as it isn't really a module taught in the course and I don't want it to look like I haven't researched the degree. Any help will be extremely appreciated! Thank you
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Hi! I am a y12 who is aspiring to apply to highly prestigious universities like Cambridge for law and I was wondering whether anyone can recommend any law books to read to mention in a personal statement? I'm really interested in human rights law but there aren't many books on it apart from law textbooks. I've read a book on legal philosophy and found it really interesting but I'm not sure whether to talk about it in my personal statement as it isn't really a module taught in the course and I don't want it to look like I haven't researched the degree. Any help will be extremely appreciated! Thank you
Hi, I can't recommend any books as I do biology rather than law but if your school allows it id suggest doing an EPQ (extended research project) it counts as an AS and is an independent research project in a topic of your choice - I'd suggest doing a law related topic though. I think doing one helped me get an Oxford offer - high ranked Unis seem to really like it on applications. If you do choose to do it make sure to mention it on your personal statement though.

I did most of my EPQ after my uni application (yr 13) but as I'd started it on the summer after yr 12 I could talk about on my application.
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Hi, I can't recommend any books as I do biology rather than law but if your school allows it id suggest doing an EPQ (extended research project) it counts as an AS and is an independent research project in a topic of your choice - I'd suggest doing a law related topic though. I think doing one helped me get an Oxford offer - high ranked Unis seem to really like it on applications. If you do choose to do it make sure to mention it on your personal statement though.

I did most of my EPQ after my uni application (yr 13) but as I'd started it on the summer after yr 12 I could talk about on my application.
Hi thanks for your reply! I have completed the EPQ and did it on genocide and therefore human rights orientated. Congrats on your Oxford offer that helps to know that unis value the qualification
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Hi! I am a y12 who is aspiring to apply to highly prestigious universities like Cambridge for law and I was wondering whether anyone can recommend any law books to read to mention in a personal statement? I'm really interested in human rights law but there aren't many books on it apart from law textbooks. I've read a book on legal philosophy and found it really interesting but I'm not sure whether to talk about it in my personal statement as it isn't really a module taught in the course and I don't want it to look like I haven't researched the degree. Any help will be extremely appreciated! Thank you
I don’t know much about law but perhaps you’d enjoy a book written by Clive Stafford Smith, who is a British attorney focusing on human rights (he does a lot of work with people on death row in the US). It wouldn’t be textbook style - much more discursive. I don’t know if that would appeal or not? And as someone who applied last year I think mentioning the legal philosophy book would be incredibly beneficial! It would show a broader interest which moves beyond the course modules, which unis seem to like. Hope this helps
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Hi thank you for replying! That sounds really interesting I will definitely look up that book!
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Hi! I am a y12 who is aspiring to apply to highly prestigious universities like Cambridge for law and I was wondering whether anyone can recommend any law books to read to mention in a personal statement? I'm really interested in human rights law but there aren't many books on it apart from law textbooks. I've read a book on legal philosophy and found it really interesting but I'm not sure whether to talk about it in my personal statement as it isn't really a module taught in the course and I don't want it to look like I haven't researched the degree. Any help will be extremely appreciated! Thank you
This earlier thread might interest you

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6065252
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