Arizona Gets its first Private Law School

The ABA has provisionally approved its first private law school in Arizona – The Phoenix School of Law. It appears their 25th-75th percentile LSAT range is in the low 150s. This is a great new option for people in AZ, NV, NM, Utah and nearby states to keep in mind. http://www.phoenixlaw.org/


Google yourself!

Quick – before applying to law school or for any job – Google yourself.Does your MySpace page show you drunk in a bikini with the caption “why surf when you can ride a surfer?” (I swear, I hired a babysitter once then saw this on her MySpace page…she was gone the next day). I’m not

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Current Events as Personal Statement Topics

Happy 4th of July! This is a great day to talk about current events, but that doesn’t make it a great day to write about current events in your personal statement for law school. As Director of Admissions at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in fall 2001, I must’ve read hundreds of September 11th

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Law Degree is Not Just for Legal Practice

I disagree with those who say “Don’t go to law school unless you’re sure you want to practice law.” A legal education, earning a J.D., passing a bar exam – these achievements have intrinsic value even for those of us who do not practice law. Here’s a blog post from last year that has a

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What about Regional Rankings?

New to blogging and completely happy with some of the information I’m finding on the blogosphere for law school applicants! One law school admission committee member wrote this 2 years ago, and I’m only discovering it now but it’s still valid. She has four suggestions for committee members too caught up in the “rankings versus

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Brian Leiter agrees re: Law School Location

On his blog, Brian Leiter talks about rankings vs. location of law schools. I absolutely agree with him about the silliness of choosing a law school based on any particular year’s ranking. He has a good anecdote about a law student regretting his choice of Vanderbilt over Hastings when he wants to practice in the

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California Western School of Law

We just received my husband’s alumni magazine from California Western School of Law. I’ve always been fond of this school since I was Director of Admissions there in 2000 – 2001. The content of their alumni magazine (compared with mine from the University of Miami School of Law) gets an A+ for helpful articles –

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