13 Jun 2024

New Law School Diversity Statements ("Life Experience/Perspective Essays"): FAQ

We have received many questions about law schools' new life experience/perspective essays (formerly categorized as diversity statements). Here are our answers to the most common ones.

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03 Jun 2024

Generative AI and the Law School Personal Statement

Here are some thoughts and guidelines on how to navigate the use of generative AI tools in your law school application process.

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30 May 2024

Pro Bono Law School Admissions Consulting Opportunity 2024-2025

Please note: we will stop accepting submissions for this program on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 11:59 PM EST.

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29 May 2024

Podcast: Tier-Ranking Admissions Strategies with UChicago Law School Admissions Dean Ann Perry

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Ann Perry, the University of Chicago Law School's Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, joins Mike Spivey and Anna Hicks-Jaco to tier-rank law school admissions strategies sourced from the folks over on the r/LawSchoolAdmissions subreddit.

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17 May 2024

Examples of Letters of Recommendation

Here are three examples of law school letters of recommendation, two academic and one professional, two for regular 1L JD admissions and one for transfer admission.

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29 Apr 2024

Podcast: Work Experience, Admissions Strategy, & Legal Employment—What You Need to Know

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, we discuss growing importance of work experience in admissions, why the impact of being a "KJD" has increased over time, and—importantly—how work experience (or a lack thereof) plays out during law school and in the search for legal employment.

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15 Apr 2024

Podcast: Transferring Law Schools—Strategy & Process with Two Successful Applicants

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Anna Hicks-Jaco has a conversation with Spivey consultant Paula Gluzman and two 2Ls who transferred to Columbia and Harvard (respectively) about the transfer admissions process and strategy.

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21 Mar 2024

Law School "Gap Years," Work Experience, & Admissions Strategy

For several years now, the focus of law school admissions offices has been trending more and more toward employability. What does this mean for law school admissions strategy?

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20 Mar 2024

Podcast: First-Gen Students - What We Wish We'd Known as Applicants, Law Students, & Young Lawyers

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, five Spivey consultants discuss their experiences as first-generation college students, law students, and lawyers, with a particular focus on passing along advice and knowledge that they wish they had known.

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19 Mar 2024

Know Your Law School Deposit Deadlines

Updated with 2024 seat deposit deadlines for all ABA-accredited law schools.

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