Writing the personal statement
Having trouble getting started? Not quite sure how to sell yourself to
a law school admissions committee? Here are links to some sources that
can guide you through the process.
Personal statement dos and don'ts, courtesy of the Northeastern Association of Pre-Law Advisors Handbook
Writing the Personal Statement: From the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (a fantastic resource for all matters relating to writing)
The Personal Statement: From University of Illinois Pre-Law and Law School Admissions Information
Top-Law-Schools.com Guide to Personal Statements. An on-line book-length guide featuring recommendations and plenty of sample essays.
And from the for-profit sector:
Admission Editing & Consulting, which offers counseling on a wide range of topics related to the personal statement.
For help with writing, the Accredited Colleges Writing Center offers guidance on several fronts:
- How to avoid committing common spelling, grammatical, and syntactical errors.
- How to approach different types of writing assignments.
- How to cite outside sources properly.