How to Write a Law School Personal Statement

How to write a law school personal statement?

In reviewing personal statements, committee members assess the writer according to the following considerations:

  • Capacity for critical, creative, and original thinking;
  • Communication skills, including writing skills in the language of the program;
  • Evidence of capacity to manage workload and time;
  • Ability to make a meaningful contribution to the overall law school environment and to the profession and the public it serves as demonstrated by, among other things;
  • A record of extracurricular activities and community involvement;
  • Career experiences and achievements;
  • Personal success in dealing with challenges.