Law Personal Statement
My interest in Law stems from a fascination with resolving conflict and the important contribution it makes to our society. I view Law as a career in which I will have the opportunity to improve the lives of others and be able to evaluate the nature of human relationships. I believe that I am suited to a career in law as I work best when facing challenges.
Academically, I have always been a very determined individual, hence the reason I knew that a degree at University would be the next step. I have a broad interest in many subject areas yet feel drawn towards a law degree. The wide range of subjects that I have chosen has helped me to become more open minded. In fourth year I sat GCSE Arabic out with the school.
This made me realise the importance of organisation and required me to make use of my time efficiently so that other schoolwork did not suffer. Therefore I decided to further extend my academic achievements by preparing for the Arabic A level exam. My ability to speak Arabic fluently and also read and write it has largely improved my communication skills and the way I interact with others.
I am also studying an additional Higher which I feel has become less challenging because of my efficiency in organisation and also my determination which drives me closer to my ambition of becoming a successful lawyer.
My choice in social sciences such as Geography and Modern Studies has also taught me how to adopt a more logical approach to factual situations and other competences such as improving my knowledge of modern society and international political affairs that trouble the modern world.
To complement my academic interests I engage in a variety of extracurricular activities. I am involved in the school debating society. The experience has taught me to use my own initiative in writing speeches and developed my skills of public speaking and diplomacy.
I am also involved in the production of the school newspaper as I enjoy writing articles about major issues in society such as international social issues.
One of my main hobbies is organising events within my Muslim cultural community as I enjoy the responsibility as well as working alongside friends. My ability to motivate myself is a key factor in my overall success. I am an extremely hardworking person and I am committed to reaching my goals.
I thoroughly enjoy spending my spare time with my family and friends who are the most important feature of my life. I am also keen on taking part in a variety of sporting activities as I often organise a five a side football team to participate in tournaments at the weekends. This experience has taught me the importance of communication, teamwork and self-reliance.
I am also a member of the local gym were I attend regularly in order to keep active and fit. Moreover, I frequently enjoy reading novels as well as broad sheet newspapers to keep myself updated with world events.
My work experience with Miller Samual law firm in Glasgow fired and reinforced my enthusiasm for a career in Law. I had the opportunity to shadow administrators, solicitors and office clerks, observing critical procedures at every level.
Moreover, I feel that it is necessary to further extend my experiences within a Lawyer's workplace; therefore I have decided to attend another week of work experience in January 2007. This will allow me to reinforce my grasp of what day to day life and work and is like for a lawyer and will improve my awareness of what a career in law will involve.
As a result of my education and experiences I feel that I have developed the skills necessary to meet the challenge that further education will provide me with and challenges that I look forward to meeting and accomplishing.
This personal statement was written by harith90 for application in 2007.
I am a 5th year student as i decided to apply early. I applied to Glasgow university, strathclyde, edinburgh and aberdeen. I recieved offers from 3 of them but edinburgh was unsuccessful. Glasgow and strathclyde's offer was AAAAB including English, and Aberdeen's offer was ABBBB including English.
I have accepted Glasgow's offer.
I hope this personal statement aids whom this may concern.
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