Law Personal Statement
I first became interested in the study of law when I came to the realization that without an understanding of law you are placed at a major disadvantage in all aspects of life, and make most life decisions on assumption alone.
This is not the way I wish to live my life and I can see that law must be known by all who have aspirations.
I have always been very curious ever since I could remember, always annoying my family with that famous question: Why?
First I need a notion to be proven before I can accept it as truth, which annoys me more than others, but during exams I can easily discuss a theory as truth without believing it myself.
As a child I was very argumentative, I understood that to win an argument changing paradigms was the way to victory and I would put my skills to the test anytime I could.
At A-Level I studied Biology, Chemistry and Physics; I took these subjects because they came naturally to me. But, as my a-level studies progressed I became more and more frustrated with the suppression of evidence that would suggest an accepted theory is wrong or incomplete.
The “Sciences” are only interested in the manipulation of phenomena and not the cause of their existence. So I decided a complete change was needed or I would be stuck feeling frustrated. I thoroughly enjoy learning the laws that define each of us, weather its natural laws, religious laws or social laws and the impact they have on our way of life.
My a-level studies gifted me the mental tools needed to organise my thoughts, analyse information and form my own conclusion tools which are extremely useful during a debate.
Through my Duke of Edinburgh gold award I gained some very valuable skills. Organising under 11 football matches bettered my group organisation skills and enthusiasm to keep the team motivated.
Teaching math to year 7 students in my free periods tested my commitment at times and required a high level of self-motivation, but in the end when a student gets the concept your trying to get across it gives you a sense of fulfilment.
I strongly believe a career in law would suit my character perfectly as I am, organised, logical and determined but above all I am able to look past my own biases and convictions and see things from another’s perspective.
A trait which I believe to be necessary to enjoy a career in law, when defence of a client is your adgenda.
This personal statement was written by jimjones for application in 2010.
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