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Law Personal Statement Example For Oxford

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The subject of law and justice has always interested me, even as a small child I was fascinated by what made something right or wrong. I also have a strong interest in history and enjoy learning about how the legal system has changed and developed over the years to fit our ever changing society.

At school I was put in the responsible position of Senior Prefect and was also a member of our Student Council. This gave me an eye opening view into how a school is run and why there are specific rules in place for students and staff.

During my GCSE years I was able to pick up Critical Thinking as a subject which allowed me to further develop my debate and analytical skills. As part of this course we visited Winchester Crown Court which gave us the chance to get first-hand experience of a court room situation and see the legal system in action.

I was deeply affected by my experiences during the court case we witnessed and this further confirmed my belief that studying Law was the right choice for me.

I gained further experience of being involved in the legal system but undertaking a two week work experience placement at a local solicitor’s firm during the summer between school and college. This gave me an insight into the daily workings of a solicitor’s office and I was so able to attend more court sessions and take notes on proceedings.

Outside of school I am an avid reader, in particular of class fiction such as Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations” and Elizabeth Gaskell’s “North and South”. I also enjoy cooking, travelling, and try to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

I hope that my time at university will give me the skills and qualifications I need to have a successful career in Law. I also hope to be allowed to extend my experience in the court room.

I am confident that my personal skills, knowledge, attributes, and work ethic make me an ideal candidate for a place to study Law at your university. 

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