Advice

01 Aug 2023

Podcast: The Myth of the Early Application “Bump” & Law School Rolling Admissions

In this brief episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike discusses what has grown in recent years to be the biggest myth in law school admissions today.

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11 Jul 2023

Podcast: Dean Z on the Future of Law School Admissions + Other Admissions Questions (Part 2)

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike continues his conversation with Dean Sarah Zearfoss (also known as "Dean Z").

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26 Jun 2023

Podcast: Dean Z on Underrated/Overrated Law School Admissions Advice + Answering Reddit Questions (Part 1)

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike has a conversation with Dean Sarah Zearfoss (also known as "Dean Z").

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30 May 2023

How to Assess Law Schools' Student Affairs (or, "But How Will I Like It Once I'm There?")

For many, now is the time for the hard part: deciding which law school is right for you. In this post, we discuss one aspect of the complex law school enrollment equation as you dig into the qualities of a law school that make it your best fit—Student Affairs.

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17 Apr 2023

Podcast: Interview with a Harvard Law Transfer Student

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Spivey Consulting's Derek Meeker interviews a Harvard Law 2L (and former client) who transferred from the University of Idaho.

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07 Apr 2023

Two Podcasts! How to Get a Job Out of Law School + Legal Hiring Tips from an Expert

Two episodes of Status Check with Spivey! In the first, Mike offers advice for getting a job out of law school from his time as a Dean of Career Services during the great recession. In the second, he interviews a top legal recruiter, Kate Reder Sheikh.

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27 Mar 2023

How to Ask for a Seat Deposit Deadline Extension

In this post, our consultant Joe Pollak offers some advice on how to ask for an extension on your seat deposit deadline if you need more time to decide.

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22 Mar 2023

How to Write a Law School Letter of Continued Interest ("LOCI")

Submitting a LOCI is a necessary step in trying to get admitted off any waitlist—this blog will walk you through some key "dos" and "don'ts" to keep in mind while you're drafting yours.

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11 Mar 2023

Podcast: On Dream Schools

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike talks to Spivey Consulting's COO Anna Hicks-Jaco about a question from Reddit—one that we hear many times every year. "How do I stop being so attached to my dream school?"

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01 Mar 2023

Podcast: Why Is This Cycle So Slow—& What You Can Do About It

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike discusses the factors that have led to this historically slow-moving cycle—and how you can strategically leverage that knowledge to your advantage.

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