Personal Statement

The School of Law is particularly interested in applicants who, by virtue of their background and experience, will add to the intellectual climate and diversity of the student body. The personal statement is required and provides the reviewer the best opportunity to evaluate who you are beyond your undergraduate GPA and LSAT score(s).

The Office of Admission requires that the personal statement be electronically attached to the online Application for admission.

The personal statement must be no more than two (2) pages; typed (Times New Roman, 12 pt, double-spaced); and be a concise and well-drafted document. The personal statement should be the applicant’s own work product. It should feature the applicant’s words and thoughts; and highlight unique characteristics, which may include:

  • Your educational experiences;
  • Your occupational experiences;
  • Any economic disadvantages;
  • Your significant or extracurricular activities;
  • Your talents and special interests;
  • Any involvement in community affairs or public service;
  • Your course of study;
  • Any grade trends;
  • Any post undergraduate studies;
  • Any significant work experience; and
  • Any other personal experiences that have influenced your life.

It should also include:

  • The reason(s) you want to go to law school;
  • The reason(s) you are interested in North Carolina Central University
    School of Law; and
  • What you want to do with a law degree.