Admissions

18 Jan 2020

Is there luck involved in admissions?

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

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15 Jan 2020

Podcast: How to Approach and What to Take Away from Admitted Student Days/Weekends

In this podcast, Spivey Consulting Founding Partner Mike Spivey talks about why law schools have admitted student programs, what you can expect from them, what you can expect from others at the event, and how to make the most of the visit.

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12 Jan 2020

Applying to Law School: Top 8 Tips from Former Faculty Admissions Chair Scott Moss

Scott Moss, as a full-time professor at two law schools, served on law school Admissions Committees for 13 years, including serving as Admissions Chair for 10 years after receiving tenure.

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18 Dec 2019

Glossary of Admissions Terms

0L: any law school applicant, meaning “zero years law school experience” 1L: a first year law student 2L: a second year law student 3L: a third year law student (note: traditionally law programs have been three years, excluding joint degree programs or part-time programs; however there has been a rising call to look into a two-year or two-year plus residency models) $: approx. 1/4 tuition $$: half tuition $$$: 3/4 tuition $$$$ full tuition or full tuition+ ABA: the American Bar Association Adcom

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25 Nov 2019

Podcast: The Waiting is Long and Full of Terrors

In this podcast, Spivey Consulting Group Founder and Partner Mike Spivey discusses the hardest part of the law school admissions process—the waiting—and how it can cause some applicants to hurt their own chances of admission.

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12 Nov 2019

Podcast: Mike Spivey on the Darker Side of Self-Doxing in Law School Admissions

In this podcast, Spivey Consulting Group Founder and Partner Mike Spivey discusses what happens when a law school applicant posts something that deeply offends or insults law school admissions officers who may know who they are in real life.

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09 Oct 2019

Podcast: Traits of Law School Applicants Who Outperform Their Numbers

In this podcast, Spivey Consulting Group Founder and Partner Mike Spivey discusses commonalities between applicants who punch above their numbers.

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08 Sep 2019

Podcast: Do you have to explain WHY you are going to law school in your law school application?

In this episode, Mike Spivey discusses whether you have to explain why you are going to law school in your law school application.

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05 Sep 2019

Explaining Why You’re Applying to Their Law School (The "Why X" Essay)

In this blog post, we will be discussing one type of optional essay, the “Why X” statement, or an essay in which you describe to the law school why you are interested in attending that school in particular.

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03 Sep 2019

Mike Spivey's My Rank Top 50 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.

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