Admissions

15 Dec 2020

Podcast: Law School "Yield Protection" — What It Is & Steps to Take to Prevent It

In this podcast, Mike Spivey discusses the phenomenon in law school admissions known as "yield protection," and explains steps you can take to prevent being waitlisted as a result of it.

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08 Dec 2020

Podcast: Staying Calm in the Law School Admissions Process

In this newest episode of our podcast, Mike Spivey talks about how to stay calm in the law school admissions process.

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01 Dec 2020

Podcast: What to Do When You Get Your First Waitlist

Chances are, if you're applying to a healthy range of target, safety, and reach schools, you're likely to get a waitlist or two (at least!).

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23 Nov 2020

Podcast: Introduction to Law School Admissions for Under-Represented Minority (URM) Applicants

Today's podcast is from our consultant Sir Williams, former Director of Admissions at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he led the successful implementation of UW’s first pre-law diversity pipeline summer program.

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19 Nov 2020

A Real Life Admissions Story

In the late 1990s, right before my academic career started, I went to business school to earn my MBA.

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13 Nov 2020

Podcast: Law School Admissions/LSAT Q&A with Mike Spivey and PowerScore’s Dave Killoran

In this podcast, Mike Spivey and PowerScore founder Dave Killoran ask each other questions about law school admissions (Mike's wheelhouse) and the LSAT (Dave's specialty).

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24 Oct 2020

Video: Character & Fitness Discussion

In this video, Spivey Consulting law school admissions consultants discuss the basics of the character and fitness section of the law school application, and how to assess the seriousness of your situation if you have something to report in that section.

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23 Oct 2020

Example of a Personal Statement that Covered Diversity/Adversity Themes

We wanted to post the below example of a case when a separate diversity statement was not necessary because the personal statement already covered those elements.

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12 Oct 2020

Podcast: The Three Elements of Admissions and Why the Most Important is Also the Most Overlooked

In this podcast, Mike Spivey discusses the three elements of admissions, particularly focusing on the one that is both the most important and the least understood.

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11 Sep 2020

Podcast: On the Prevalence of Bad Law School Admissions Advice

In this podcast, Spivey Consulting Group's Anna Hicks and Mike Spivey discuss bad advice in law school admissions — who gives it, how to identify it, and how to determine which advice is worthwhile.

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