The University of Chicago Law School just posted some samples of law school application essays that worked. Check them out -- these are the kinds of essays that top law schools are interested in.
This is good ammunition when your mom/dad/recommender/roommate/fairy godmother demands to know why you're not writing 750 words on "why I want to go to law school," which is NOT the same thing as a personal statement.
You can find more samples of good (and bad) personal statements, if you want them, in my ebook (link below).
Former Dean of Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School and a recovering lawyer, Anna Ivey founded Ivey Consulting to help college, law school, and MBA applicants navigate the admissions process. You can read more admissions tips in The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions, recently updated and available as an e-book, and find Anna on Twitter and Facebook.