piece of writing has an audience and a purpose.
All Star Essays will help you craft a personal statement that
connects with your audience and moves you toward your admissions
The audience for your law school personal statement is
the J.D. or LL.M. admissions committee.
The purpose of your personal statement is to persuade
committee members that they want to give you a seat in their
next J.D. or LL.M. class.
Admissions committee members already know whether you're
qualified for law school. They've seen your transcripts and your
resume, and your GPA and LSAT score. Your personal statement is
your chance to show them to the person behind that data.
You're facing a tough audience. Law professors and students are
sensitive to language and logic. After all, J.D.s and LL.M.s use those
things for a living. You need to use your personal statement to
show that you can think and you can write.
Another difficulty you face is essay length. Most law schools
limit personal statements to two typed, double-spaced pages.
That's only about 500 words. You can't afford to waste a single
one of them. You need to focus on a single, compelling topic and
to present it clearly and concisely.
A third difficulty you face is your competition. Your personal
statement is only one of hundreds that each committee member
will read. You need to make sure that your voice doesn't get
lost in crowd. That means submitting a statement whose content
and style will grab a reader's attention and linger in their
It goes without saying that your personal statement has to be
free of grammatical errors, misspellings, and typos. Any number
of people could help you with that. However, All Star Essays
will go the extra step and help you ensure that your personal
statement rises to the standard of an effective law school
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