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Law Writing Guide

Where To Start
Did you know that on average admissions officers have no more than two minutes to review each law personal statement? With only 600 words to showcase your successes, accomplishments and skills, you need to create an immediate impact. Your personal statement is your one chance to market yourself effectively. Poorly structured statements that do not give good reasons as to why you want to study law will only get you about as far as your university grant. 

This sounds obvious, but unclear and unstructured law personal statements are the number one complaint of university admissions officers in the UK. A good command of English is essential for admission into law school and just one incorrect sentence could result in failure. This is why we are here, to guide and to help you to obtain the best out of your law application.

We understand law admissions officers -  we listen to them, we talk to them, and we keep our eyes and ears open - so that we can tell you what they want.
This writing guide has been created to help you objectively find the best way to present yourself. One important thing to remember is that your law personal statement must be a “selling document,” a kind of prospectus in which your virtues are set out, together with supporting details.  

But how do you create a compelling masterpiece? Where do you start? And what if you've left it to the last minute?

Don’t panic! This is where we can help - as helping you get into uni is what we are all about. Before you start writing your law personal statement, it is recommended that you work through our writing guide in order to:

  • Reveal the mix of qualities that make you unique.
  • Help you create a masterpiece that genuinely expresses what you stand for and why you wish to study law.
  • Provide a solid platform from which you can confidently plan to write your personal statement.
Written by our Oxbridge-educated editors, the law personal statement writing guide takes you through proven and effective activities aimed at helping you to work towards a powerful and innovative personal statement.

If you have left your personal statement to the last minute, don’t worry, you can instantly access Oxbridge written personal statement samples. Just click here to access.

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Note: This guide is not intended to replace the advice of tutors, admissions officers, or teachers; Get Into Uni simply provides advice and exercises to help you write a compelling personal statement.