Personal Statements

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I wish I had hired her earlier. After taking the December LSAT I started working on my personal statement. I was basing the theme for it off a book I bought which included sample personal statements other people had submitted. I thought I was on the right track and this was going to be an amazing PS. My stepfather convinced me to hire a counselor to look it over. So, I researched law school counselors and came up with three choices. I ended up choosing Ann because of her employment background. It was the best decision I ever made. I contacted her through the website at 5 p.m. in mid-December and she called me back at 7 p.m. that night. I was shocked at her immediate response. We talked about what I needed for my applications and I hired her on the spot. The next day I sent her my PS, which I thought was great. When she sent it back 24 hours later, she had ripped it apart and told me to start all over. Ann pointed out some things she liked in my original PS and I started there. After completing the second version, the difference between the two was like night and day. I know if I did not have Ann there to push me in the right direction I would have never written such a great PS. On top of that, she helped me customize my PS for each of the 11 schools I applied for.”- C.R. (Loyola Los Angeles)

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The personal statement is where you can exert the most control over your law school application. The majority of Law School Expert’s clients come to me with questions about their personal statement due to its importance in the law school admission process. I get to know your background so I can help you identify the best topics and theme for your essay. Then, I provide you with a brainstorming exercise and give you feedback on the ideas you present before we even start working on a draft. Whether you’ve already begun a draft of your personal statement or you really have no clue where to begin,  Ann Levine will help you create the strongest possible essay to maximize your chances of admission to your goal law schools.

After all, Ann Levine wrote the book that has served as the definitive guide through the law school application process since 2009. The fifth edition, published in 2022, goes into great detail about how law school applicants should approach the personal statement. She discusses, tone, content, messaging, style, and objective in Chapter 10 of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert.

Your law school personal statement is generally considered the most important aspect of your law school application outside of your undergraduate GPA and your LSAT score. A law school personal statement is your chance to describe your strengths in a way that can’t be highlighted in other aspects of your application. It’s your chance to explain where you are coming from, how you approach problems, where your passions are, why you are someone the law school should bet on, how you will bring a valued perspective to the law school class, and/or the drivers behind decisions you have made and opportunities you have sought out. Most importantly, it makes you a real person to law schools. Authenticity is the key in crafting a strong personal statement. Ann Levine, a law school admission consultant with 20+ years of experience since opening Law School Expert in 2004, and with 18 years of experience in law school admissions, gets to know each of her clients and help them find the right message for their own – authentic – personal statement.

For articles about law school personal statements written by Ann Levine, law school admission consultant and founder of Law School Expert, see:

Winning Personal Statement Topics for Law School

How to Write a Law School Personal Statement

8 Tips for Writing a Law School Personal Statement

Ann Levine will help you create your strongest possible personal statement by providing candid, meaningful feedback about your strengths and weaknesses as a candidate, advice regarding how to emphasize your strengths and downplay your weaknesses, and help you achieve the best possible results in the law school admission process.

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