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
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
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
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
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
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 –
Thinking about where to apply to law school? Put the rankings aside. It’s all about location. Where do you want to live your life and practice law? If it’s Los Angeles, then pick Loyola over BU any day of the week. If it’s New York, why go to Indiana-Bloomington instead of Cardozo just because U.S.