The Law School Admission Game

Author: Ann K. Levine
Publisher: Abraham Pub
ISBN: 9780615271835
Format: PDF
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Law School Admission Expert Ann Levine, former director of admission for two ABA law schools and popular pre-law blogger of the Law School Expert blog offers concrete tips and professional insights into the law school admission process and how to maximize each piece of the law school application process. The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert answers questions for today's law school applicants including: - How will law schools view my credentials, activities, and work experience? - What is the rolling admission process and how can it impact whether I am accepted? - Will the fact that I am a non-traditional applicant help me or hurt me? - Why is the personal statement important and how do I select a topic? - What should I do if someone tells me to write my own letter of recommendation for their signature? - How do I explain a low LSAT score, inconsistent GPA, academic probation, or arrest record? - Should I write one of the optional essays? Which one? - Why was I placed on a waiting list and what can I do to increase my chances of acceptance? - How can I use scholarship offers to negotiate between law schools? - How do I decide where to attend? The tips and insights provided within The Law School Admission Game: How to Play Like an Expert is the second best thing to having your own law school admission consultant. Ms. Levine offers candid and tangible advice in a conversational tone with an open and encouraging (but brutally honest) approach. This book will change how you look at the law school admission process and help you create your strongest possible application package. This book offers strategies for all law school applicants, including specific advice for people: -Determined to attend a Top Law School -Hoping for the chance to attend any law school -Seeking an affordable legal education -Returning to school after being in the work force -Still in college with limited work and life experience -Considering how to build their experiences and resumes to strengthen their applications -Concerned about writing a compelling personal statement because they haven't experienced poverty or overcome paralysis -Know the story they want to tell about overcoming obstacles in life but are not sure what to emphasize. No matter your life story or potential weaknesses in your law school application, The Law School Admission Game: How to Play Like an Expert will guide you through every piece of the application process. From filling in the blanks on applications to deciding whether to submit an optional essay to what to do when waitlisted, this little book will assure you and arm you with insider knowledge every step of the way.

The Law School Admission Game Play Like an Expert Second Edition

Author: Ann K. Levine
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0983845344
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Learn everything you need to know to get in to law school. This re-written and completely updated version of the bestselling law school admission guide (first published in 2009) provides detailed information on how to present yourself in the law school application process. Ann Levine brings more than a decade of experience in law school admissions (as director of admissions for law schools and as a law school admission consultant) to provide advice about writing the best law school personal statements, how to choose people to write letters of recommendation, what to include in your resume, how to explain weaknesses in your application such as a low GPA or LSAT score, the best way to prepare for the LSAT, and how to choose a law school. Once you've submitted your law school applications, this book will continue to guide you on getting accepted from a waiting list, negotiating law school scholarships, and transferring to a new law school after your 1L year. The book includes sample resumes with annotations, an analysis of personal statement introductions, tips on writing optional essays for law schools, and sample addenda. Even if you are a non-traditional applicant, an international student, or if you have learning disabilities, you will find tips specific to your situation.

The Law School Decision Game

Author: Ann K. Levine
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 098384531X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Whether you’re considering law school or are already committed, The Law School Decision Game: A Playbook for Prospective Lawyers explains your choice to enter the legal profession with the candor readers have come to expect from Ann Levine's Law School Expert blog including: • What lawyers do, how much money they make, and how hard they work. • What’s important in choosing a law school. • What BigLaw is really like. • What to consider before taking on student loan debt in today's job market. • What you can do now to increase your likelihood of getting hired later. • What is important in choosing an area of specialization. • What you need to know and do in law school and in the first few years of your career to set yourself up for success. “Law school admissions directors are going to hate this book, but it’s critical for potential lawyers who wish to make an informed decision about their careers before they spend three long years in law school and potentially a lifetime paying off their debt. I know many miserable law students and even more unhappy lawyers who I am sure wish they had read this book before ever taking the LSAT.” Spencer Aronfeld, Esq., author of Make It Your Own Law Firm.

Complete Start to Finish Law School Admissions Guide

Author: Jeremy Shinewald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1937707350
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Covering every aspect of the law school admission process, veteran admissions consultant Jeremy Shinewald provides time-tested advice and concrete direction for serious law school applicants. Addressing ways to enhance personal statements, resumes, recommendations, addenda, interviews and more, Jeremy takes applicants through exercises to ensure that they create a comprehensive application that will enable them to standout. Filled with examples and insight, The Complete Guide to Law School Admissions is sure to become the go-to guide for law school applicants everywhere.

How to Get Into Law School

Author: Susan Estrich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440685002
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Whether you’re is a college junior facing the LSATs, a senior sitting with disappointing test scores, or someone who has always dreamed of a career in the law, there is too much at stake not to ask the hard questions about what lies ahead. How to Get into Law School will tell you all you need to know about: Choosing and applying to law school The law school admission test (LSAT) and law school applications Getting into law school Suceeding as a student Finding career fulfillment In How to Get Into Law School, Susan Estrich lends her unique point of view and far-ranging experience-as ace law student, tenured professor, renowned legal scholar and analyst-to the life and career questions applicants will face, and answers them in the frank, no-nonsense manner that is her trademark. Featuring anecdotes from admissions directors, professors, veteran attorneys, and adventurous students alike, How to Get Into Law School lays out the facts on: Applications Essays Getting Scholarships Community service The Rigors of Studying Surviving Interviews Finding Employment If you’re considering going to law school, this is your indispensable how-to guide.

55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays

Author: Staff of the Harvard Crimson
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466844310
Format: PDF
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Separate yourself from the pack Competition has never been more intense for admittance into the nation's top law schools. The application essay represents your only chance to plea your case to admissions officers. Why select you over so many other qualified applicants? Your essay needs to do more than simply list your background and accomplishments. It must reveal the depth of your passion for law, the discipline you bring to this demanding profession, and the strength of character you possess for the ethical and moral challenges that lie ahead. Learn by example Harvard Law School is one of the premier law schools in America. Every year, thousands of elite applicants try for a few hundred slots. Of the dedicated few accepted, fifty-five have shared the application essays that helped them make the cut. * Learn what works. * Structure your essay for maximum impact. * Avoid common pitalls. Each essay is analyzed by the staff of the Harvard Crimson, Harvard's daily newspaper, and accompanied by no-nonsense advice on crafting your own. 55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays will give you all the help you need to write the essay that will get you in.

How to Get Into Top Law Schools 5th Edition

Author: Richard Montauk
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101543353
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The most authoritative guide for law students-now revised and updated. Richard Montauk, an administrations insider and lawyer, demystifies the law school application process and provides the tools to ace every step along the way. Based on (and including) exclusive interviews with admissions officers, Montauk delivers a candid view of what leading law schools look for in an applicant. He also gives applicants solid advice on developing marketing strategies, writing winning essays, maximizing financial aid, and updating credentials to better match that ideal profile.

The Best Law Schools Admissions Secrets

Author: Joyce Curll
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402231997
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The ULTIMATEInsider Information on How to STAND OUTand GET ADMITTED! When trying to beat the tough law school competition, how do you know what will get you fast-tracked to the "yes" pile (or the dreaded "no" pile)? No insider is better suited to set you on the right track than Joyce Putnam Curll, former Dean of Admissions for Harvard Law School. The Best Law Schools'Admissions Secrets is the ultimate collection of insider advice, direct from one of the country's toughest admissions boardrooms. Joyce Putnam Curll gives you all the tips and techniques you need to stay ahead, including: Preparing your application What sets law schools apart Behind the scenes of the admissions process Taking the LSAT Handling the cost Planning your career And much more No other law school admissions advice guide can claim this level of authority. The Best Law Schools'Admissions Secretsis sure to give you the edge you need to shine in the eyes of admissions boards everywhere.

Essays That Worked for Law Schools Revised

Author: Boykin Curry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307415147
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“Law school applicants should consider this a guide to producing a competitive, superior essay. . . . These successful examples speak louder than any written how-to instructions could.” –The Book Watch Each year, thousands of people apply to the most prestigious law schools across the country, competing for an ever-smaller number of spaces. But each applicant gets one chance to distinguish himself or herself from the pack: the law school application essay. In the essay, you can spotlight the qualities you possess that transcripts and LSAT scores cannot reveal. Essays That Worked for Law Schools shows that winning essays come in a variety of styles and voices. One student writes about running a day-care center. Another tells a harrowing story about driving a cab in New York City. And a third gives an incredibly convincing argument for why the world needs one more good lawyer. From the thousands submitted each year, the essays in this book were considered some of the best by admissions officers at the nation’s top law schools. If you’re facing essay anxiety, this book will educate and inspire you–and most important of all, help you write an essay that will give you the best chance of getting into the law school of your choice. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Don t Go to Law School unless

Author: Paul F. Campos
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781480163683
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Going to law school has become a very expensive and increasingly risky gamble. When is it still worth it? Law professor Paul Campos answers that question in this book, which gives prospective law students, their families, and current law students the tools they need to make a smart decision about applying to, enrolling in, and remaining in law school. Campos explains how the law school game is won and lost, from the perspective of an insider who has become the most prominent and widely cited critic of the deceptive tactics law schools use to convince the large majority of law students to pay far more for their law degrees than those degrees are worth.DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL (UNLESS) reveals which law schools are still worth attending, at what price, and what sorts of legal careers it makes sense to pursue today. It outlines the various economic and psychological traps law students and new lawyers fall into, and how to avoid them. This book is a must-read if you or someone you care about is considering law school, or wondering whether to stay enrolled in one now.