Fall 2021 Law School Medians
Menu Fall 2021 Law School Medians 17 August 2021 on Data, Information About Law Schools, Homepage. If you're here looking for new law school medians, they're in this document!. Want more updates? Check out our YouTube channel that has almost 400,000 views and features admissions advice with a few celebrity speakers mixed in. . You can follow us on …
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Podcast: Law School Admissions 101
(Just Now) Menu Podcast: Law School Admissions 101 05 August 2021 on Podcast, Admissions, Advice, Character & Fitness, Diversity Statements, GRE, Letters of Recommendation, LSAT, Personal Statements. In this podcast, Spivey Consulting COO Anna Hicks goes over the basics of law school admissions for those who are at the beginning of …
Top 8 Most Common Law School Application Mistakes
(4 days ago) Most law schools have been around for a long time, and they’ll be here when you are ready to apply. Finally, even once you’ve taken the LSAT and determined that this is the right cycle for you — take your time on your applications, and don’t rush to submit. While your numbers (LSAT and undergraduate GPA) are certainly the most important
Just What Can We Learn From LawSchoolNumbers.com
(3 days ago) Like many law school applicants, one of the first resources I found when I began my quest for admission was Law School Numbers ("LSN"). I pored over their scatter charts trying to discern which schools would be open to me and what kind of LSAT score I would need to be a viable candidate for admission.
Law School Admissions Advice: "Is it too late
(9 days ago) Law School Admissions Advice: "Is it too late?" 26 December 2017 on Advice, Admissions, Timing. The easiest answer to this question is "almost never" — but obviously there are some qualifications. So let me start with a real life story and then the qualifications. A few cycle ago I got a call from someone who had taken the June LSAT and just
2022 vs. 2021 USNWR Law School Rankings (+/-)
(3 days ago) Below are the 2022 (released March 2021) U.S. News & World Report law school rankings, with +/- from last year's rankings. (1) Yale University (0) (2) Stanford University (0) (3) Harvard University (0) (4) Columbia University (0) (4) University of Chicago (0) (6) New York University (0) (6) University
How long should your Personal Statement be
(7 days ago) Other essays: Optional essays for applicants that have a special interest in the Institute of Bill of Rights Law, Center for Legal and Court Technology, Election Law Program, Law Library, Public Service Admission Ambassador, Special Education Advocacy, Veterans Benefits, and Virginia Coastal Policy Fellowships. U Washington. PS: 700 word maximum
If You Didn’t Get the LSAT or Law School You Dreamed Of …
(2 days ago) If You Didn’t Get the LSAT or Law School You Dreamed Of. 22 June 2017 on Motivation, Advice. This is for everyone who didn’t get the LSAT score they wanted. Or were not admitted into their absolute dream school – basically most people. Perhaps right now, as you are reading this, it is with a sense of rejection or desperation.
T14 Transferring Statistics—and is it worth it
(7 days ago) In law school terms that's ridiculous. A 3.72 class rank will vary depending on the school, but is almost invariably in the top 10% or higher. Wikipedia has a good, if somewhat outdated, list of law school curves that should give you some idea of how competitive reaching the mid 3.7s will be at most schools.
A Look Into The Most Difficult Law School Admissions Cycle We …
(7 days ago) Law schools weren't sure if they were going to be able to fill their classes, because they'd aggressively targeted improved medians — or were worried they would over-enroll because they hadn't been aggressive. A brief word on why schools were so interested in improving their LSAT and GPA medians. First, the LSAT is a useful predictor of first
Know your law school deposit deadlines
(3 days ago) SCG Consultants' Favorite Helpful Quotes for the Law School Admissions Process. Other than waiting for LSAT scores, this time of year can be one of the most frustrating and stressful… How to Write a Letter of Continued Interest. Happy March! This time of year in law school admissions means admitted student events, the release of law school…
How many law schools should you apply to
(3 days ago) According to LSAC, the average applicant applies to about six law schools. With the group of applicants we work with, 9-15 is probably the number most aim for — four to five “target” schools where one’s LSAT and GPA are around the school’s medians, a couple safety schools, and a few or more reach schools. Still, we have worked with
The Basics of Law School Financial Aid
(3 days ago) The FAFSA is used to help law schools even the playing field and is a form that helps financial aid administrators determine a student’s eligibility for grants, federal work study, and federal student loans. For students applying as a fall 2019 candidate, you will use your 2017 tax information (considered the “prior-prior” year).
Law School Application Fee Waivers: Part 1 (Unsolicited Fee …
(6 days ago) Menu Law School Application Fee Waivers: Part 1 (Unsolicited Fee Waivers) 07 June 2019 on Admissions, Advice, Fee Waivers. This is a three-part series on fee waivers from Joe Pollak, Spivey Consulting Group admissions consultant and former admissions officer at the University of Michigan Law School.Part 1 discusses how to get unsolicited merit-based fee waivers for your law …
First Look. 2021-2022 Application Cycle Volume as of October 1st
(7 days ago) LSAC has posted our first look at 2021-2022 applicant volume. As of today, there are 12.6% more law school applicants so far this cycle than there were at this time last year. For comparison, at this time last year there were 32.8% more applicants than the cycle before
Suggested Reading for New Law Students
(3 days ago) Best to read after starting the 1L year – Joe Pollack. Plain English for Lawyers by Richard Wydick. This is a gem – the perfect small reference guide for all law students, especially 1Ls, and beloved by legal writing professors everywhere. – Jenn Kopolow. Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges by Antonin Scalia and Bryan Garner.
2020 Law School Medians
(7 days ago) 2020 Law School Medians. In the below spreadsheet, we keep track of law schools' new medians for the entering 2020 class of 1Ls. In this stage, we are gathering this data from law schools' websites as published and from announcements to new students at orientation events. Then, once official 509 reports come out, we will add any remaining
Accurate Names of Law Schools
(6 days ago) Here is a (likely incomplete) list of how the top 50-ish schools refer to themselves in their marketing materials: 1 - Yale Law School – YLS – Yale. 2 - Stanford Law School– SLS – Stanford. 3 - Harvard Law School – HLS - Harvard. 4 - University of Chicago Law School – UChicago. 5 - Columbia Law School – CLS – Columbia.
Law schools that have announced they will be fully or primarily …
(3 days ago) Menu Law schools that have announced they will be fully or primarily remote this fall 01 July 2020 on COVID-19, Information About Law Schools. Updated as of 8/13/20. We're compiling a list of law schools that are fully or primarily online for the Fall 2020 semester.
Law Schools Ranked by Debt to Starting Income Ratio
(7 days ago) Menu Law Schools Ranked by Debt to Starting Income Ratio 01 December 2019 on Information About Law Schools, Data. With recent data published by the Department of Education, Law School Transparency compiled and analyzed law school graduates' median law school debt and their median earnings in the year after graduation. Below, we have listed each law …
Law School Application Fee Waivers: Part 3 (Need-Based Fee …
(6 days ago) Law schools’ qualification criteria for need-based fee waivers are typically opaque and may change from year to year, so the only way to find out whether you will qualify is to go through the process of applying. In most cases, you will need to email the admissions office to ask them for their need-based application fee waiver form.
Analyzing and Understanding Conditional Scholarships
(7 days ago) Analyzing and Understanding Conditional Scholarships. One of the most important factors when deciding where to attend law school is an applicant's financial aid package. These days, the majority of law school applicants receive some form of merit-based assistance. Some of this merit aid comes in the form of what is known as a "conditional
When will larger numbers of law school admissions decisions …
(8 days ago) Law schools shuttered their doors, classes moved to online formats, grades were changed to pass/fail at many schools, and so on. You've read the headlines. But what of admissions? It's easy to read applicants message boards and see the understandable anxiousness of applicants, but what applicants hardly ever get a glimpse of is the time of year
Will colleges and law schools go remote due to the COVID …
(1 days ago) Menu Will colleges and law schools go remote due to the COVID surge/Delta variant? 02 August 2021 on COVID-19. It feels like déjà vu all over again as we approach the beginning of the fall semester among talk of novel coronavirus and its impact on in-person learning — this time propagated by the Delta variant surge.
Law School Personal Statement Example: First Draft vs. Final Draft
(9 days ago) Law School Personal Statement Example: First Draft vs. Final Draft. We thought it may be helpful to show an example of a personal statement in its first-draft stage vs. the final product. While brainstorming/topic selection is sometimes the most difficult component of the law school personal statement process, even the strongest and most
Early Decision Information & Deadlines for Every ABA-Accredited …
(7 days ago) Menu Early Decision Information & Deadlines for Every ABA-Accredited Law School (2020-2021 Cycle) 20 October 2020 on Early Decision. Please note: While undergraduate admissions programs typically use the term "early decision" to denote binding admission and "early action" to denote non-binding admission, law schools do not use this terminology …
Podcast: Law School Admissions Q&A with Mike Spivey
(7 days ago) Menu Podcast: Law School Admissions Q&A with Mike Spivey 23 July 2021. In this podcast, Spivey Consulting COO Anna Hicks asks Mike some admissions questions from Reddit, covering large-scale changes to law school admissions due to the pandemic, reapplication strategies, how law schools look at "KJDs," whether or not you should explain why you want to go to law …
Glossary of Admissions Terms
(3 days ago) Law Review: a publication, produced by law schools, that features law-related articles and research; typically membership is highly competitive and based on a writing competition, law school grades, or both Law Revue: a comedy musical production put on by many students at law schools each spring
Law School Application Fee Waivers: Part 2 (Soliciting Fee Waivers) …
(6 days ago) Menu Law School Application Fee Waivers: Part 2 (Soliciting Fee Waivers) 08 June 2019 on Fee Waivers. This is a three-part series on fee waivers from Joe Pollak, Spivey Consulting Group admissions consultant and former admissions officer at the University of Michigan Law School. Part 1 discussed how to get unsolicited merit-based fee waivers for your law …
Mike Spivey's My Rank Top 50 Law Schools
(4 days ago) Menu Mike Spivey's My Rank Top 50 Law Schools 03 September 2019 on Rankings, Admissions, Company Information, Data, Information About Law Schools. As many of you know, we have spent the past several months developing a tool for prospective law school applicants to create their own customized law school rankings. My Rank is available now and …
Timeline for applications
(Just Now) Plan on at least 3- 5 hours per school, excluding the documents you have already written! **September – October **– Submit! **November-December **– This is a great time to visit law schools, ESPECIALLY when your application is complete. On many occasions we have seen applicants get an admit letter the day they visit, or a few days after.
What you can learn from Emory Law School's C&F instructions
(2 days ago) The Character and Fitness questions on Emory Law’s application sometimes provide a bit of anxiety for applicants. This guide is intended to ensure your answers are complete and accurate, which will greatly assist you when you apply to be a licensed lawyer in your chosen state after graduation from law school.
Predicting the 2019/2020 Law School Admissions Cycle
(6 days ago) Predicting the 2019/2020 Law School Admissions Cycle. 16 May 2019 on Predictions, Admissions. It's that time of year: but before our predictions, our exciting annual disclaimer. I feel like this is more important than ever, so please read, even if after jumping down below. Disclaimer: the future is hard to see.
Predicting the COVID-19 Summer Of Law School Waitlist …
(8 days ago) So law schools are looking at losing central university support, and, keeping in mind that almost all law schools are tuition-supported rather than endowment-driven, are existentially threatened by facing decreased tuition revenue. There will be a tipping point if this continues where law schools will have to increase enrollment (as a means of
Looking Back: Admissions Lessons Learned from Current Law …
(9 days ago) Law school is hard enough without the pressure of hating your choice. Do what will make you happy and your law school experience will be much better because of it." "If you are still in undergrad, do everything you can to raise your GPA. Even if you are going to take a few years off between undergrad and law school, ask your professors for your
GRE vs. LSAT: Answers from the Deans
(9 days ago) The LSAT is a test of logic and analysis used for law school admissions. They do test somewhat different things. How effective the GRE is remains to be seen — schools are currently in a testing phase. The theory is that since both tests ultimately are testing precise thinking, the higher scorers in each group would be suited for law school.”
20 Things Applicants Do That Annoy Admissions Deans and Hiring …
(6 days ago) Which Law Schools Give The Biggest Employment Value Relative to Their Rankings? We compiled a list of every ABA Accredited law school, along with their latest US News & World Report… How you approach your law school application can also help you get a 1L job! A brief snippet from two very happy and endearing emails I received.
Well below your dream school's LSAT
(5 days ago) Finally, you have to trust that this method—the final email when Mike says the time is right—is the most effective way to get off those waitlists. Interestingly, I have not been admitted to the law school whose head dean received a email encouraging my admission from someone who has a seminar room there named after him.
The Basics of Law School Financial Aid
(5 days ago) The FAFSA is used to help law schools even the playing field and is a form that helps financial aid administrators determine a student’s eligibility for grants, federal work study, and federal student loans. For students applying as a fall 2021 candidate, you will use your 2019 tax information (considered the “prior-prior” year).
Spivey Consulting Group COVID-19 Update on the Impact to Law …
(5 days ago) Menu Spivey Consulting Group COVID-19 Update on the Impact to Law School Admissions 05 March 2020. We continue to be asked from a variety of directions, both from schools and from applicants, about how COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will impact law schools, particularly as it relates to law school admissions.