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How to Write a Good Law Personal Statement Conclusion

Thinking of ways to end your law personal statement can be difficult. This guide will help you form some ideas on how to write a good closing paragraph with a lasting impression. Read on to find out how to write a law personal statement conclusion.


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Career goals

Very commonly, candidates put their career aspirations in the last paragraph, which makes sense because it follows the logical order of telling the reader about what you want to do with a law degree.

If you choose to do this, slightly expand on your reason behind that particular career choice and tie it back to your academic interests. This would clearly define your career goal and your motivation to study law at university.

Motivation/personal quality

If you have already written about your career goal and you need something else to make a final, closing statement, you can write something that reflects your personality and show how much it would mean to you to be offered a place. An example would be, ‘If I am given the opportunity to study law at university, I am willing to learn and better myself’. Although it might sound cliché, it is personal and meaningful. It also shows your commitment to learning and your own expectation to thrive on the course.

Expectation

Similar to ending your personal statement by talking about your career aspiration, you can write about what you are most looking forward to doing at university. For example, ‘I am looking forward to participating in mooting competitions to sharpen my skills as a future lawyer’. This not only shows what you would be doing alongside your law degree, but it also reiterates your career motivation and motivation to succeed on the course.

Place of study

Another way to end your personal statement would be making a general statement about why you have chosen the university you are applying to. While you will be sending the same personal statement to five different universities, find out something that they have in common and talk about it, but make it relevant to studying law there.

This could be an opportunity to mention certain electives, such as international law or international human rights law; going for a year abroad, or some sort of work placement that the universities have to offer.


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Skills

It might be useful to talk about what you are hoping to gain out of a law degree in your law personal statement conclusion, such as skills that prepare you for legal practice. During the LLB, you will develop many academic skills, such as critical reasoning, analytical and legal research skills that are extremely important for a legal career. Let the reader know that you look forward to developing those skills to equip you for a successful legal career. This shows that you understand what it takes to study law and your motivation to succeed.

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