Law School Personal Statement

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    Jan 08, 2013 4:03 AM GMT
    So I desperately need help with my personal statement.

    Initially my statement was going to be about living overseas, witnessing corruption, and showing steps I've taken education-wise to be a fair legal professional who tries to understand people in order to overcome that corruption. After looking over several articles on successful personal statements I'm realizing that mine is ideologically cliched, simply repeats my transcript, and that I have nothing else to write about. I know that my LSAT score is not competitive ( 158 ), my GPA doesn't stand out ( 3.28 ), and my resume is severely lacking so I need, at the very least, to be able to write a decent personal statement.

    What did you write about in your personal statement and how did you make it stand out? How did you sell yourself to admissions in a way that wasn't reflected in your resume and transcript? Any other advice?
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    Jan 08, 2013 5:42 AM GMT
    Any personal stories you would like to get out? I feel in academia, they love to hear mumble jumbo feel good tales of struggles and hardships. In my college essay I wrote about being a butt pirate under Don't Ask Don't Tell. I was accepted. Maybe something along those lines?
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    Jan 08, 2013 5:49 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidAny personal stories you would like to get out? I feel in academia, they love to hear mumble jumbo feel good tales of struggles and hardships. In my college essay I wrote about being a butt pirate under Don't Ask Don't Tell. I was accepted. Maybe something along those lines?


    Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately I've had a really fortunate life, the closest things I can think of for struggle in my life is having lived in a State Dept. family thus having to move around every three years and a short time where I basically lived by myself in the Philippines for eight months when I was 15. I have no idea how to connect those to law school though.