Students are always asking how to write a personal statement for law school, particularly one that stands out from all the rest. After all, advice from most universities is vague at best. Take this zinger from the University of Chicago: “Write about something personal, relevant, and completely individual to you…Just be yourself.” For motivated students with the world at their feet, it’s a tough ask to narrow your character down into a few hundred words!
We thought we’d show you an example of a great statement that is “completely individual” but highlights the self-awareness, professional skills and writing ability that law schools are looking for. Feel free to use it as a template for your own statement (but don’t plagiarize, of course!).