your LSAT score and grades, your personal statement is the
most important part of your law school application. Nearly
all law schools require that students submit a two-page
personal statement along with their law school application.
Admissions officials *do* read personal statements -
and they matter ... a lot. The personal statement is your one
chance to set yourself apart from the hundreds (or thousands)
of other applications being reviewed by an admissions
know what to write or how to get started? Then sign up for
a Law School Personal Statement Workshop
April 13, 2013
am to 2 pm
by Prof. Gwen Torges of the Political Science Department.
this workshop, you will learn:
the purpose of a personal statement
what admissions officials are looking for in a personal
what types of information you should - and shouldn't - include
how to decide what to write about
how to banish writer's block and get started writing!
learning about the components of a personal statement and tips
for writing one of your own, you will read and evaluate sample
personal statements. The workshop also includes a
brainstorming session and other exercises to help you come up
with and develop a theme and a structure for your personal
workshop is FREE but
you need to register by sending an email to Kyleen at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday,
April 11, 2013.
This workshop is sponsored by: the Pre-Law Program, the
Department of Political Science and the College of Humanities
and Social Sciences