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 content of the Personal Statement should address the applicant’s reason(s) for pursuing a legal education, detail pertinent characteristics in the applicant’s background that qualifies them to be a candidate for law school, provide context on what the applicant wants to do with a law degree, and provide reason(s) why the applicant is interested in North Carolina Central University School of Law.

The Personal Statement must be electronically attached to the School of Law’s Online Application for admission. The personal statement must be no more than two (2) pages, typed and double-spaced, (Times New Roman, and 12pt. font size) and be a concise and well drafted document. The contents of the personal statement must be in the applicant’s own words, thought, and work product 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.