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Personal Statement Topic Help

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:17 pm
by sasquatchsam
I have been getting somewhat conflicting advice on picking a topic for my personal statement. From what I have read, I should try to make the topic cohesive with the rest of my application. So I was thinking about writing about an organization I have been involved with and how it inspired me to pursue a legal education. However, I have also read that my personal statement should be something unique that is not evident from the rest of my application. A good portion of my resume will be dedicated to my involvement in the organization (I have been a part of it for over 15 years and have received national awards and filled multiple leadership positions).

1. I have a background in criminal law (education and employment) should I focus on this instead in my personal statement?

2. I am from a rural area and am involved in a lot of hunting/fishing activities (recreation and volunteer). Would this be a good angle for my PS or should I work it into a DS perhaps?

3. I have been involved for the last few years in Bitcoin. My experience has piqued my interest in financial regulation and its impact on the global economy. Is this PS worthy?

Re: Personal Statement Topic Help

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:17 pm
by erik the viking
Hard to say. I would like to read an essay on bitcoin, personally. any of those topics could be good, it's a matter of how well you can write about them and how you can tie what you write into your strengths as a candidate.