Law school application essay: Life principles and the Law

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Admission essay excerpt:

One of the guiding principles in my life is expressed in the saying, “To live a meaningful life, to be well-read and to seek new knowledge.”  I believe that being both well-read and knowledgeable are essential aspects toward living a meaningful life.  Today, I am beginning yet another chapter in my life’s book as I seek new levels of “meaning.”  It has always been my dream, interest, and consuming passion to have a maritime-related career.  Now, I have a clear vision of the path that I must take to achieve these dreams and my eyes are set on earning a postgraduate degree from _________ as I seek out new knowledge, so that I will be well-read and well-prepared for my ultimate aspiration of practicing maritime law.


I.  Introduction
A.  “To live a meaningful life, to be well-read and to seek new knowledge”
B.  What this axiom means to me and why I believe in it
C.  How it relates to my current situation
D.  Explaining my dream of a maritime career
E.  Discussing how ____ University can help me attain my goals of practicing maritime law

II.  My journey toward a meaningful life
A.  Throughout the years, I have tried hard to live a meaningful life
B.  On high school and my A level education
i.   I did particularly well in history and literature.
ii.  I participated in debates.
iii. I decided to pursue a path where I could use my skills and knowledge well: law.
C.  My belief that law permeates every aspect of our lives, even in the most basic of human interactions
D.  How studying law has developed various skills, values, and character traits
E.  Putting my education into practice
i.   Explaining some of my work experience
ii.  Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria for two years
iii. My dream to purse an LLM in Maritime Law

III.  Taking the next step toward achieving my dreams
A.  Explaining a little about the maritime industry in Nigeria
B.  I believe that an LLM in Maritime Law will give me the education, training, experience needed to succeed in my career goals and to do my part in designing ways of solving some of the problems and issues that plague Nigerian maritime law.

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