Sample Statement of Purpose to the University of Oxford
Sample Statement of Purpose to the University of Oxford (MSc in Law and Finance)
At University of [university] I have demonstrated excellent analytical and organisational skills in all my assignments. I wrote a dissertation on the academic discourse on the fusion of common law and equity which required me to interpret, analyse and evaluate conflicting academic perspectives and apply my good judgment to arrive at a critical conclusion. At [law firm] , I have demonstrated outstanding attention to detail and problem-solving skills when working to tight deadlines across different time zones. I was always forthcoming with ideas and demonstrated leadership skills in exceptionally difficult situations. Whilst at [law firm], I attended a Board of Directors EGM in Amsterdam as part of a shareholder dispute in a joint venture vehicle. I was requested to act as an interpreter between the clients and solicitors from multiple jurisdictions. This was a major challenge for me because I had to adapt my communication to different audiences and operate in a fast-paced environment and think on my feet to solve commercial problems. At the EGM, I applied a sharp analytical mind to explain complex issues in a simple language and made sense of a complicated situation. I maintained a very commercial focus and demonstrated physical and mental stamina coupled with unabating enthusiasm.