Advice

12 Jul 2022

Summer Internship Skills Part 2 of 2: Writing

Employers and clients value a lawyer who can succinctly and informally explain a legal issue or communicate effectively by email, and those are skills that (probably) will not be covered in your first year of law school.

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12 Jul 2022

Summer Internship Skills Part 1 of 2: Networking

You have probably heard before that networking is crucial in this day and age. The lawyers who have the most success in law firms are the “rainmakers,” those who bring in new clients and new business, and the lawyers who have the most success finding new clients are also masterful networkers.

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29 Jun 2022

How to Get the Most Out of Visiting Law Schools

Like the undergraduate process, visiting law schools and interacting with their communities can be an important part of selecting the right fit school for you.

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13 May 2022

What Should You Do During Your Undergrad Summers if You Want to Go to Law School?

Often college students will approach us to ask what they should be doing with their summers if they’re interested in attending law school. If you’re currently in college and want to know how to make the best use of your summers in preparation for attending law school, think about the following.

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22 Mar 2022

Five Things to Consider Before Transferring Law Schools

If you are seriously considering transferring, or are a pre-1L and disappointed with your admission results and think you might transfer after your 1L year, then take a few minutes to review this. I hope it will help you decide what to do!

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08 Mar 2022

Podcast: No Admits to Six Admits (Law School Applicant Diaries #3)

In this episode, Mike speaks again with "Barb," an applicant this 2021-2022 cycle with a ~177 LSAT, a ~3.3 GPA, and ten years of work experience.

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03 Mar 2022

Should you reapply to law school?

This post comes from our consultant Danielle Early, who served as Associate Director of Admissions at Harvard Law School before coming to Spivey Consulting Group, where she has been working directly with applicants for the past six years.

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05 Feb 2022

Podcast: Strong Applicant. No Admits. What’s Going On?

In this episode, Mike speaks with an applicant from Reddit who we'll call "Ryan Reynolds" (you know, just for fun). Ryan has a 178 and a 3.8, and while he blanketed the top 20 law schools, he has received only waitlists and denials so far this cycle despite having applied early on.

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10 Jan 2022

When Is It Appropriate to Start Scholarship Negotiations?

Since you are all going to be lawyers soon, let me start by saying something you’ll be saying for the rest of your lives: it depends. But, that isn’t very helpful...

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08 Jan 2022

How to Cold Email: A Template

We wanted to provide a template for how to cold email someone, especially when there is an "ask" involved. You don't see many of these online, so here is one exchange below.

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