The quality of the law school applicant pool is increasing according to a recent Kaplan Test Prep Survey. This means admissions are more competitive and the chance of admission is lower. Most admission criteria are based on your undergraduate GPA and your LSAT score, though that's not the only thing you'll send in when applying. Learn more about other elements you can enhance in your application to stand out in the applicant pool.
Your personal statement should tell your story. Highlight adversities that challenged you to push yourself and take risks. Don't be afraid to dive deep; schools want to see personal growth. Consider writing about obstacles that you've had to pursue in more recent years. For example, if you paid your way through college, talk about maintaining a work/school balance and how that may have affected your academics.