Understand the question, choose a topic, mine your experiences, and come up with a compelling story that demonstrates your ability to succeed in law school and your skill and passion for a legal career. The following resources will help you during the brainstorming, outlining, and initial writing stages of your law school personal statement:

  1. Leadership in Admissions, a free guide
  2. Audio & Video in Admissions, a free guide
  3. Fitting In & Standing Out: the Paradox at the Heart of Admissions, a free guide
  4. How to Demonstrate Leadership When You Don’t Have Leadership Experience, a short video
  5. The Biggest Application Essay Mistake, a short video
  6. Writing About Overcoming Obstacles in Your Application Essays, a short video
  7. Writing the Diversity Personal Statement, a short video
  8. Law School Applicants: Things to Think About When You Apply, a podcast episode
  9. Focus on Fit, a podcast episode
  10. Stand Out! A Critical Goal for Your Application, a podcast episode
  11. Different Dimensions of Diversity, a podcast episode
  12. 5 Tips for Your Law School Personal Statement
  13. First Drafts Of Personal Statements: Let Yourself Go
  14. The Miraculous 15-Minute ROUGH, ROUGH Draft
  15. What 3 Essential Ingredients Must You Include in Your Statement of Purpose?
  16. How to Add Detail to Your Social Enterprise/Community Service Goals
  17. How Personal is Too Personal?
  18. Generic-itis Prevention [Warning: If Untreated, Can Cause Rejection]
  19. Application Essay Tip: The Devil is in the Details
  20. Your Law School Personal Statement…It Needs to Be, Well, Personal! 
  21. 5 Tips to Write a Law School Personal Statement that Gets You In
  22. Admissions Tip: BE YOURSELF!
  23. Can I Use Humor In My Application Essays?
  24. 4 Application Strategy Tips: Stand Out AND Fit In
  25. What is an Accomplishment?
  26. 4 Tips for Writing about Last Minute Extracurricular Activities
  27. What Should I Write About? Making a Difference
  28. Writing About Overcoming Obstacles in Your Application Essays
  29. Flaws Make You Real
  30. 6 Tips for Talking About Your Weaknesses
  31. Writing Techniques From a Pro
  32. 3 Tips for Highlighting Your Strengths in Your Application Essays
  33. Where’s the Poetry? The Secret Ingredient in Your Graduate Application Essays 
  34. 10 Tips for Better Essay Writing
  35. Bring Your Personal Statement to Life With Vivid, Active Verbs
  36. The Importance of Obstacles in Your Application Essays
  37. 5 Ways to Optimize Your Online Presence Before Submitting Applications
  38. Approaching The Diversity Essay Question
  39. 5-Step Checklist Before Submitting Your Applications
  40. 5 Tips on Writing About the Immigrant Experience for Law School
  41. Are the Optional Law School Essays Optional?
  42. How I Wrote a Personal Statement that Got Me Into Harvard Law School
  43. Five Ways Being a Real Lawyer Isn’t like Being on Television
  44. “I’m Smart, Really I Am!” Proving Character Traits in your Essays

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