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JD Personal Statement Sample, Education, Immigration, and Business Law, Chinese Applicant

Born and raised in China by supportive parents, I have always been an exemplary student. When I came to New York 4 years ago, I hit the ground running, and have not looked back. I feel strongly that my undergraduate studies in Sociology, professional experience so far, and extra-curricular activities have together prepared me well for a career in law, especially since I strive to become a lawyer who is also a humanitarian. I hope to be accepted to your extremely competitive JD Program at XXXX University, among other things, on the basis of my passion and facility for languages, nearing an intermediate stage in Japanese as well as German as a result of my university studies.

I also have noble goals, already working for some time now building my own company specializing in academic and cultural communication between China and the United States, providing aid for Chinese students who want to further their education in the USA. I enjoy very much communicating with officials and officers on both sides of the ocean. I am convinced that by earning the JD Degree at XXXX - with an intensive focus on Education, Immigration, and Business Law, in particular, I will be able to make my fullest contribution to American as well as Chinese society. My family in China is planning to move to New York City next year. I am already well established here with friends, student networks, etc. I also hope very much to be able to stay in NYC for law school because the city is the commercial capital of the world and Columbia has an especially excellent corporate law program.

When I entered college in the United States, I was surprised by the freedom the campus offered me. Tons of courses and extracurricular activities awaited me; riveting conversations constantly taking place in one or another of my classrooms. School cafeterias, dorms; every day was an adventure. I would grab a campus newspaper at the gate of the campus on my way to classes, take photos of the budding Lilies of the Nile, run to a guest lecture during lunch, warm myself up in the Taekwondo club and deliver a speech in the Toastmasters club at night. I kept myself occupied like a spinning top. As the hustle and bustle of my freshman year became easily manageable, I sought greater academic focus. Sociology struck me as an excellent choice in preparation for law school because of the fundamental importance of being able to understand how and why people think and act as they do – from different perspectives and across cultures.

After college, I got my first job as an immigration case manager in a law office in Pasadena, California. In one of the cases that I dealt with, a client had been deceived by a lawyer from another law office in his immigration investment, suffering a great financial loss. Our law office took over the case. After carefully analyzing his case, we successfully filed his and his family’s immigration application and retrieved his investment funds. Thus, I learned first-hand the importance of responsible lawyers with professionalism.

I have always wanted to go to law school because I can think of nothing more exciting and fulfilling than providing legal support to those in greatest need on both personal and business levels. I look forward to helping my own family and friends to fully integrate into American society with confidence and a sense of security. Sociology delves into big questions that I love asking. Four years of sociological quest and three years of professional experience in the real world have prepared me well for the most rigorous of legal educations. I am eager to dive in head first for the fullest immersion experience possible. I thank you for considering my application to the finest Law School in New York if not the world.

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Sample JD Personal Statement, Juris Doctor, Applicant from Hong Kong

In my career to date, it has been necessary for me to acquire some awareness of the law especially in the areas of contracts, copyright and employment. The more involved I have become in the legal side of commerce, the more fascinated I have become by the law generally. As a consequence, I have undertaken significant private study in the above areas and in criminal law which also interests me greatly. I also attend the courts when possible to watch the law and lawyers in action and would now rather see a well fought and interesting legal case than watch a sporting match or a good play.

My goal now is to acquire the skills and knowledge to enable me to become a specialist lawyer in the area of commercial law and to work for a major company to assist that company in achieving its strategic goals and avoiding legal ‘pitfalls’. I am aware that a successful lawyer has certain characteristics such as: being an excellent communicator with high level inter-personal skills and a team worker; having critical thinking and analytical skills of the highest order; having an excellent ‘eye for detail; having a readiness to be aware of changes in a fast-changing legal environment and, most importantly, having a genuine passion for the law.

I have a strong academic record and I have succeeded in my P.R. roles because of my critical thinking and communication skills and my ‘eye for detail’. I would not be making this application if I were not convinced that I have the potential to further develop the relevant skills and personal characteristics that I already possess within the program, in order to become a first class student of the law and a practitioner.

The conduct of commerce without a sturdy legal framework would be chaotic but even within that framework, a badly constructed contract or dubious activity can bring down upon companies a dramatic loss of reputation from which it is difficult, and sometimes impossible, to recover. I hope to be one of the ‘gatekeepers’ protecting company managements, their shareholders and employees from the results of such situations. I have been particularly interested in the Volkswagen ‘emissions’ case along with the many recent cases involving misleading (some rather more than misleading) advertising campaigns such as the Wrigley ‘Eclipse’ gum case heard in the US Federal Court.  Many of the latter type of cases seem to arise either from an ignorance of the law or an indifference to it which can only be explained by poor legal advice or failure to involve company lawyers in campaigns and providing them with all necessary information to enable them to prevent legal challenges. I should be very interested in assisting in research into the causes of problematic advertising and ways to prevent them occurring.

I admit that my background has not included any formal legal study, however I can assure the reader that my determination, diligence and, most importantly, passion for the law will enable me to succeed within your prestigious program. I believe that my career to date will enable me to bring useful insights to other students and that I have the potential to become a highly trained, skilled and dedicated practitioner of commercial law.

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