This week’s podcast discusses the transfer process for law school students. Our guests are Anna Ivey, author of the Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions; Ann Levine, author of The Law School Admission Game; and Joyce Curll, author of Best Law School Admission Secrets.
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This week’s podcast discusses paying off student loans. Our guests are Heather Jarvis, attorney and Senior Program Manager for Law School Advocacy at Equal Justice Works; Edie Irons, expert on income-based repayment and public service loan forgiveness, and Communications Director at the Institute for College Access & Success; and Glen Herrick, Senior Vice President of Risk Management at Wells Fargo in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
This week’s podcast discusses the differences between law schools with a large student bodies and smaller student communities. Our guests on the program are Melissa Fruscione, Director of Admissions the University of Notre Dame Law School; Mark West, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan Law School; and Ian Graham, attorney and author of Unbillable Hours. Our experts today discuss the factors students should consider when deciding on a law school based on school size and student population numbers.
This week’s podcast discusses the law school application personal statement. The personal statement is a vital part of the law school application. It allows students to tell stories taken from their life and personal experiences and present multiple facets of their personality to law school admissions officers.
This week’s podcast discusses the concept of early decision with law school applications. Some schools offer applicants the option to “apply early” to schools, which can be beneficial to students seeking entrance to a particular school. Early decision applicants often have an earlier deadline for their application, and will obtain their admissions decision sooner. This allows applicants to know far in advance if they have been admitted to the school of their choice. However, most early decisions are also binding, which require the student to attend the program they were admitted to, and to withdraw all applications with other schools.
This week’s podcast discusses law students that fall under the category of the underrepresented minority, or URM. LSAC states that only 1 out of every 25 lawyers is African American, Latino, Asian American or Native American. LSAC also states, as per the statistics available on their site, that in the only 25% of law school students were recognized minorities.
This week’s podcast discusses the law school application cycle. Depending when you start the process, the task of applying to law school can take anywhere from six months to two years, and can involve everything from potential law school and legal profession research to the admissions decision waiting game.
This week’s program sheds light on the cost of applying to law school. While most students think only of LSAT and application fees when they consider the expenses involved with the law school application process, there are various other costs involved. In addition to LSAT and application fees, students will also incur Law School Credential Assembly (CAS) fees, the cost to travel and visit different law school programs, and the non-monetary (but still considerable) emotional cost of preparing for three years in a rigorous educational program.
The non-traditional law school student is the subject of this week’s podcast. Our guests will discuss what makes a student “non-traditional,” and will talk about what these students bring to the law school classroom.
This week’s podcast discusses the differences between choosing a law school due to scholarship monies or a high ranking. Our guests on the program are Anne Chaconas, Director of Admission Counseling at PowerScore Test Preparation; Deborah Schneider, co-author of Should You Really Be a Lawyer; Ian Graham, attorney and author of Unbillable Hours; and Gary Young, attorney and author of Law School Ninja.
This week’s podcast discusses deciding between an ABA-accredited and a non-ABA-accredited law school. On the program we have Richard Hermann, professor at Concord Law School, a non-ABA-accredited online law school; Hulett H. “Bucky” Askew, Consultant on Legal Education to the American Bar Association (ABA); and George Leal, the Director of Educational Standards in the Office of Admissions at the State Bar of California.
This week’s podcast discusses letters of recommendation in the law school application. The letter of recommendation can be a telling aspect of any application because it can show the relationship between an applicant and a third party. It gives an applicant’s mentor, professor or friend the ability to explain to an admissions representative why they might be a better candidate than other similarly-situated applicants.