Personal Statement help

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wg1024
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Personal Statement help

Postby wg1024 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:30 pm

I am about a year away from applying to law schools. But I wanted to get a head start on my Personal Statements. From looking on the site I see a wide range of topics. So I am unsure if my PS should focus on challenges that I have faced or my upbringing, which then relates to me being a URM, or on why I want to attend Law School, or all of the above. Also I cannot find PS requirements for Rutgers Newark, but can I write different PS for each school. For example Cuny law focuses on public interest so I have a different reason for wanting to attend that school than say Rutgers.

wg1024
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Re: Personal Statement help

Postby wg1024 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:28 pm

This is a short introduction I wrote so far, any info would help, let me know if I am on the right track.

On my sixteenth birthday, October 24th 2006, my father suddenly passed away. At a age where I should have been enjoying a care free life as a High School sophomore instead I was catapulted into being a man.

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Re: Personal Statement help

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:30 pm

Tough to evaluate a sentence or two without the rest of the essay. It will be interesting to read how you define "manhood".

wg1024
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Re: Personal Statement help

Postby wg1024 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:36 pm

Ill try to finish my draft and post it, I just wanted to know what direction PS usually go in.

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Re: Personal Statement help

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:59 pm

wg1024 wrote:Ill try to finish my draft and post it, I just wanted to know what direction PS usually go in.

One sentence? gtfo.




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