Admissions

07 May 2020

Predicting the COVID-19 Summer Of Law School Waitlist Movement

Early in my admissions career, a former boss of mine would often use the following Niels Bohr quote when speaking of law school admissions: “prediction is difficult, especially when it involves the future.”

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08 Apr 2020

Law School/Law School Admissions COVID-19 Update, April 8, 2020

Please keep in mind that because so much is fluid right now, no one can say for certain where things will be in a few months.

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02 Apr 2020

Podcast: How Will Law School Transfer Admissions Be Impacted by COVID-19?

In this podcast, Mike Spivey discusses how COVID-19 and new grading systems will affect law school transfer admissions.

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28 Mar 2020

When will larger numbers of law school admissions decisions come?

This will be a short but I hope important blog to consider. It's been a notoriously slow admission cycle, and it possibly would have stayed at an equally slow pace until COVID-19 changed things in many dramatic ways.

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12 Mar 2020

Podcast: COVID-19's Implications for Law Schools and Admissions

You can also listen to this podcast on SoundCloud [https://soundcloud.com/user-158254372/spivey-consulting-on-coronavirus-covid-19-and-the-implications-for-law-schools-and-admissions] or Apple Podcasts [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spivey-consulting-law-school-admissions-podcast/id1477090223] .

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23 Feb 2020

Podcast: How Mike Spivey Would Apply to Law School

This is a very encompassing podcast that features the A to Z of the law school admissions process.

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08 Feb 2020

Podcast: How will the rest of the 2019/2020 Law School Admissions Cycle Play Out?

In this podcast, SCG's Mike Spivey speaks on what to expect for the rest of the cycle — including why it might greatly favor some people with strong softs this summer, thus making it a "Soft Cycle," but also why it has and will continue to be slow.

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27 Jan 2020
21 Jan 2020

How will the upcoming “Demographic Cliff” Impact Admissions? (Spoiler: it is going to be substantial)

In the past month or so, I’ve had the good fortune to speak with the Chancellors to the respective boards of two vastly different universities.

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18 Jan 2020

Is there luck involved in admissions?

Yes, there is. But you can’t predict it.

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