The personal statement is a key part of every student’s law school application. On Thursday, September 21, students interested in pursuing a legal career attended a workshop on this important document co-hosted by the HenLaw Society and Career Services. Professor Phillip Mink offered on overview of what it takes to write an effective statement that will capture an admission committee’s attention. “You have to tell a story,” he stressed. “And you have to do so in a way that differentiates you from every other student applying to law school.” Students viewed selections from a wide array of statements, both strong and weak. Students also worked on cutting back excess language, a key issue with student writing. All those attending received helpful guidance that will be useful when they are drafting their own personal statements.