The "Writing a Law School Personal Statement Workshop" will help you write an outstanding personal statement to include with your law school application. The workshop is 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2016.
Aside from 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, but most
law schools provide little guidance as to what to include in a personal statement. 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 committee.
In this workshop, you will learn:
Besides 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 wor hop also includes a brainstorming session and other exercises to help you come up with
and develop a theme for your personal statement.
The workshop is free, but you need to register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, February 25, 2016.
This workshop will be taught by Political Science faculty member Gwen Torges. The workshop is sponsored by the Political Science Department, the Pre-Law Program,
and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.