My Interest in Law

My Interest in Law
My interest in reading law stems from an early exposure to the subject. I sometimes accompanied my grandfather to courts and was quick to later on imitate the inquisitive, argumentative, critical as well as negotiating characters of lawyers. Eventually, I decided I would become one. My chosen subjects have always reflected this decision and in my years 10 and 11, I won the Best-in-History award, while being highly competitive in English Language and Literature, Government and Religious Studies. At my A-Level stage, I thoroughly enjoy the research, analysis and writing that goes on in my chosen subjects of English Literature, Economics & Business Studies, Politics and Theology, most especially the latter two.
Securing a work experience placement with Withers Solicitors, London enabled me to interact with solicitors and gain an insight to various aspects of the legal profession such as will drafting and family law. This increased my anxiety to study law. During my last spring holiday (April 2001), I got a job working as a receptionist in Chalk Hill Heath Centre, Wembley, London. Apart from the dignity of labour I gained from doing the work, the experience of working with a wide variety of patients including the obdurate has improved my communication skills.

My participation in the Model United Nations (mun) conferences run by some schools in Europe and the usa has improved my debating skills, public speaking and helped me to cultivate the habit of researching as well as negotiating. These qualities are essential in the study and practise of law. In the Belfast 2001 mun conference my delegation received the ?Commended Delegation? award due to our hardwork and team effort.

With my reputation as a morally upright student, I was appointed to the highly responsible post of Anglican Chapel Prefect of my school from May 1999 to June 2000 and my task included mobilising students to attend worship on Sundays, as well as assisting other school prefects to run the school. My good communication skills helped to elect me to the office of the Secretary-General of the Photography Club from September 1999 to June 2000, during which I was responsible for minuting meetings and organising club activities. I co-organised a successful Afro-Caribbean Night at my school last May by which we raised seven hundred pounds for Hope and Homes Charity Organisation. At present I am a House Prefect. These various positions of responsibility have sharpened my leadership and organisation skills, as well as helped me develop team spirit ? a necessity in life. Nevertheless, I enjoy working independently.

In my leisure time I occupy myself by playing sports, reading, watching films, listening to music or meeting with friends as they help to relax my mind. My favourite sports are table tennis and swimming and my favourite author is George Orwell. My wide travelling has enabled me to appreciate the diversity in the world.

I look forward to the prospect of studying law at your university because I am sure that I can make a success of the course. With all due modesty, I know that I am one of the law students you are looking for because of my analytical and negotiating skills, work experience, team as well as individualistic spirit, intelligence, ability to focus and cope with pressure andgood sense of humour.

My Interest in Law 8.1 of 10 on the basis of 1551 Review.