Check here for general information on the process of
applying to law school –
from the types of degrees to early admissions to school selection.
How Do I Find the Right Law School for Me?
You've made the big decision to
enter law school. So now what? How do you figure out
which schools to apply to?
What's Involved in Applying to Law School?
There are five main components to the law school application: the LSAT, academic record, the personal statement, letters of recommendations and the resume.
Sincerity Is the Key to Compiling a Strong Activities Record
One of the great things about college is that you have the opportunity to get involved in all kinds of extracurricular activities. But that wealth of choices can almost be too much for students who are planning to apply to law school.
Michigan Law School Admissions Interview
AdmissionsConsultants is proud to present an exclusive 2-page interview with Sarah C. Zearfoss,
assistant dean and director of admissions, University of Michigan Law School.
Virginia School of Law Admissions Interview
AdmissionsConsultants is proud to present an exclusive 2-page interview with Jason Wu Trujillo, Senior Assistant Dean for
Admissions and Financial Aid, University of Virginia School of Law.
Admissions Option Can Benefit Law Applicants
Binding ED programs might be valuable if you're
absolutely sure you want to attend a specific school,
but they're not the right choice if you prefer to keep
your options open.
to Plan on Applying Early for Next Fall
Most law schools will begin accepting applications
for next fall's admissions this September. Here are 3
reasons why smart applicants will count on submitting
their applications soon after that date...
Maximizing Your Summer Internship
You've worked hard to get your summer associate position – but
getting the job is just the beginning. It's up to you to make the most of the
opportunity now placed before you.
The Value of Pre Law School Work Experience
Applicants applying to law school represent a wide
spectrum of differing academic and professional
backgrounds. A large number of applicants now have 1 or
2 years of work experience before they even begin the
process of applying to law school.
A Dual Degree
- Is It Right For You?
Do dual degree programs, such as those that join a
graduate business degree with a law degree (MBA/JD),
make sense for students? Many applicants may wonder if
these combined degrees are worth the time, effort and
Rankings Shouldn't Be Your Only Tool in Law School
US News & World Report releases its annual law
school rankings in the spring of each year. Their
release is, as always, timely for law school applicants
who are starting to focus on school selection for next
Thinking of a
Joint Degree? Think Twice
Joint degree programs are becoming more common at U.S. law schools. Although combining a J.D. with a graduate degree in
another field makes good sense for some applicants, Senior Consultant Mark Meyerrose advises most people to think carefully before taking the plunge.
Personas' Can Hurt Your Admissions Chances
Although many applicants are not aware of it, many of the top law schools actively monitor the various online admissions boards. Some schools even assign a staff person to regularly read the discussion boards. The impressions that admissions staff form of applicants who use the boards can influence some admissions outcomes.
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