[same excerpt from the original essay] my desire to study law at your university is firmly rooted in my interest in world events and most importantly, helping others in attaining basic human rights i am particularly glad that i did not go to law school right after the completion of my undergraduate degree in 2001 because. A do i have to say why i want to go to law school x no you don't unless x law school asks you to, and then – yes – you do if you will be writing an optional essay on why law and/or why school x, then you do not need to address it in the personal statement b is there some advantage to saying why i. The experiences and knowledge that i will acquire in attending law school will stretch my mind to think in ways that i never have, allowing me to face future intellectual, professional, and academic goals with confidence and enthusiasm mid way through my senior year, the university of arizona choose me to be their. The faculty of law is committed to assisting students to make the best possible applications to law school below you will find i want to attend the university of toronto because it has an unparalleled reputation in terms of the quality of students, faculty personal statement example #1 (optional essay) throughout my. Applicants—people like you—don't pay attention to these guidelines the purpose of your personal statement • to distinguish yourself from other candidates • to reveal the person behind the gpa and lsat scores • to demonstrate your reasons for attending law school • to convince readers you will excel in law school.
Indeed, undergraduate research affirmed my desire to attend law school, where i could more thoroughly satisfy my intellectual curiosity in english classes, i enjoyed writing critically about literary works while adding my own voice to academic discussions my efforts generated high marks and praise from professors, but this. [make your case to a reach law school] pishko says these two heartfelt essays demonstrate the necessity of sincerity in an admissions essay it has to be sincere, and it has to be you and what you want to write about and why you want to go to law school,” she says both essays are annotated with. Write with energy and use the active voice you do not have to explain how your experience relates to your desire to attend law school tell a story paint a vivid picture the most interesting personal statements create visuals for the reader, which make your personal statement more memorable keep it simple and brief. Petersonscom has what you're looking for in this article all about common law school essay themes and tips for tackling them if you're applying to a school that you've always wanted to attend, and you have a million different reasons for wanting to go there, you probably won't have any trouble with such.
You are a thoughtful, intelligent, and unique individual you already know that— now you just need to convince top law school adcoms that you're a cut above the rest by reading the sample law school essays provided below, you should get a clear idea of how to translate your qualifications, passions, and individual. Essay published november 2009 some law schools, such as the university of pennsylvania and the university of michigan, ask you to write a short statement ( in addition to a personal statement) detailing why you wish to attend their school you should consider this a question you need to answer in all of your applications. A boring, flat essay can be the kiss of death there are three different essays to consider when applying to law school personal statement diversity statement addendum most law schools require a personal statement others may because of this history that i am proud that i attend a respected undergraduate university.
Every law school candidate has something of interest to present maybe you've had some experience, some training, or some dream that sets you apart from others law schools want to recruit people who are qualified for reasons beyond grades and scores the essay or personal statement in your application is the place. But explaining why you want to attend law school is not necessary, and certainly should not be a topic you default to if you don't have a compelling reason to do so use the personal statement as an opportunity to help the admissions committee learn more about yourself, your interests, aspirations, and perhaps your goals. Your law school personal statement is an opportunity to show the law school admissions committee a picture of yourself beyond the portrait painted by is important, explain why that is to the admissions committee through a compelling and unique narrative that relates to your choice to attend law school. Search form search undergrads grad students, phds & postdocs alumni employers parents staff & faculty a-z index home law school - personal statement.
Should i talk about why i want to go to law school or the practice of law advice on this is mixed while some sources tell students to avoid law altogether, others recommend addressing the program you are applying to one approach is to address your desire to attend law school in the last paragraph of your essay by. Let's start with a definition: optional essays are essays that the school lists in the application in addition to the personal statement they can come in many shapes and sizes: describe how you will add to the diversity of the student body at xyz law school why do you want to attend xyz law school.