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I was accepted, now what?

This week’s podcast answers the question many law school applicants ask themselves after receiving their decision letters: “I’ve been accepted. Now what?” Our guests are Ann Levine, author of The Law School Admission Game; Jamie Hammers, Assistant Dean for Admissions at the University of Houston Law Center; and Anne Chaconas, Director of Admissions Counseling at PowerScore Test Preparation.

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How To Have A Stand-Out Law School Application

This week’s podcast discusses how to put together a “stand-out” law school application. Our guests today are Ann Gibbs, Associate Dean of Administrative and Student Services at Wake Forest University School of Law; Ann Levine, author of The Law School Admission Game; and Anna Ivey, founder and head of graduate school admissions for Anna Ivey Consulting.

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Law School Scholarships

This week’s podcast covers law school scholarships and discusses some ways to help pay for your law school education. Our guests are Brandon Hamilton, Assistant Dean for Admissions at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law; Debby Hohler, spokeswoman for Upromise.com; and Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of FastWeb.com and FinAid.org.

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Law School Résumés

This week’s podcast discusses law school application résumés. Our guests are Anna Ivey, founder and President of Ivey Consulting; Ann Levine, author of The Law School Admission Game; and Vanessa Vidal, owner and senior writer for ESQ Resume.

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Pre-Law Programs

This week’s podcast discusses pre-law programs. Our guests today are Rodia Vance, Associate Director and Pre-Law Advisor at Emory University’s Career Center; Debra Krumholz, Assistant Dean of Students and Pre-Law Advisor at Amherst University; and Amy Urbanek, Coordinator for Pre-Professional and Pre-Law advising at the University of Utah.

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Admission What Ifs

This week’s podcast discusses the “what ifs” of law school applications and decisions. We look into why denials, waitlist and deferrals happen and the correct way to react to admissions decisions. We also take a look at other common “what ifs” in the application process.

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Large Law Schools Versus Small Law Schools

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.

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BS/JD and BA/JD (3+3) Joint Programs

This week’s podcast discusses the combination of an undergraduate B.A. (or B.S.) and graduate J.D. Often referred to as a 3+3 program, this course of study typically takes a combined six years to complete, and allows students to earn a bachelor and law degree from either the same university or from the student’s home university and another institution the student’s home university has partnered with.

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Scholarship vs. Highly Ranked

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 and author of the upcoming book, The PowerScore Guide to the Top U.S. Law Schools; 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.

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ABA/Non ABA Schools

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.

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Personal Statements

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.

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Letters of Recommendation

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.

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