Sure, the LSAT is tough, but the real torture comes after your test, when you’re forced to distill everything interesting, unique, and extraordinary about yourself into a single essay. Yes, the dreaded personal statement.
With no guidance other than a vague prompt, you must convince complete strangers you’re a perfect fit for their law school. Never fear, Jelena & Branden are here to help . . . and so are two brave LSATMax students who shared their actual personal statement drafts to be critiqued on the pod!
Listen and discover:
- How to make a great first impression with the very first sentence of your personal statement
- What law schools are looking for in students . . . and how you can show them you fit their criteria
- How to write an exciting personal statement, even if you feel like your life is boring
- Common mistakes law school hopefuls make in their personal statements
- Why specificity is the superpower that will make your statement stand out
- What you should never say in a law school personal statement
- And more!
Thanks to Lyndsey M. and Leslie N. for allowing The Legal Level to read, critique, and share their personal statements! You can read along with the podcast at the following links:
Lyndsey’s Essay & Leslie’s Essay: http://bit.ly/3bHXuJA
And a great big Legal Level welcome to intern Maddy, who joins us on the pod this week to summarize our personal statement samples!
Links and Further Resources from This Episode:
University of Washington Pre-Law Advisers’ Personal Statement Tips: https://bit.ly/2NEShKF
Book of 50 Real Law School Personal Statements: http://bit.ly/3sqPkMw
More About Inciting Incidents in Writing: http://bit.ly/3qW5OvN
Jelena’s Upcoming Free Webinar on the LSAT-Flex: http://bit.ly/3qIhcvi
Start Your LSATMax Free Trial: https://go.onelink.me/z1Zu/689fb4b4