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VasaVasori wrote:I could easily write a statement that's really personal, and I could easily write a statement about why I want to go to law school. But to bring the two together? It seems impossible.
I just don't think I have any experiences that show why I want to go to law school - except for save the world stories, which everyone says to avoid at all costs.
I've written several different personal statements, and I really don't like any of them.
My current favorite one is about this one time when I went snowboarding and this kid was stuck in a dip in the snow, so I got off of my board, and the ground caved in under us as I was trying to lift him up. I ended up in a river and permanently lost feeling in my toe from frost bite. Interesting? Sure. But it doesn't say much about me, and how on earth could I tie that in to why I want to go to law school (except by saying that I want to sue the ski resort, which I don't.)
Does anyone have any advice?
Thanks in advance.
And sorry if this is a bit rantish. I'm just a little bit frustrated about this.
What are your scores and where do you plan on applying?
Unless you have something special in your background, numbers make up 90% of the admissions decision and a PS only serves A) to show you're not crazy and can write, and B) as a tie breaker.
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You have a few months to really nail a PS. Take some time to really think about what you want to write (think about events that have shaped you as a person), but don't try and force it. I thought of my topic while I was driving home from work one day.
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