How to Write a Law School Personal Statement Workshop

Posted on 10/28/2013 1:41:07 PM

Come to a free workshop to learn about the law school personal statement and how to write one on Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Aside from LSAT scores and grades, the personal statement is the most important part of a law school application. Nearly all law schools require that applicants submit a two-page personal statement along with their law school application. Admissions officials do read personal statements, and the statements do matter. The personal statement is an applicant’s best chance to set herself or himself apart from the hundreds (or thousands) of other applications being reviewed by an admissions committee.

Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • the purpose of a personal statement
  • what admissions officials are looking for in a personal statement
  • 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

Besides learning about the components of a personal statement and tips for writing one, workshop attendees will read and evaluate sample personal statements. The workshop also includes a brainstorming session and other exercises to help students come up with and develop a theme for their own personal statements.

To Register

The workshop is free, but you need to register by sending an e-mail to Kyleen at by Thursday, November 7, 2013.

This workshop is sponsored by IUP’s Pre-Law Program, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Political Science Department.