Someone told me that I should'nt make myself crazy over a PS because admissions is primarily a numbers game. He said to write something that explains 'why law' in an interesting manner. He also mentioned that I should avoid styling my PS in a cliched way (quotes etc.).
Do you agree?
I'm not advocating that you make yourself crazy over anything, but you should take your PS seriously. Of course the numbers are important, but the PS is a way to distinguish yourself from all of the other people with same or similar numbers to yours.
The topic is entirely up to you, but it does not have to be "why law?" Just about any topic could be made into a good PS, but it needs to be written well and have the right tone. Here are two clichés to avoid: don't make it your obituary (where of course you had a great legal career culminating in your appointment as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court) and don't write it like a legal document with the argument of why you should be admitted to X law school.