Do You Really Need to Disclose Speeding Tickets?

I get a huge number of questions about what needs to be disclosed on law school applications, and applicants are especially annoyed when schools want to know about traffic tickets. Here is a great explanation from Washington and Lee Law about how to respond to these issues and why it’s important to do so.


Crafting Your Best Law School Personal Statement

I just finished presenting to 160+ law school applicants through a webinar for MSU Law School. Everyone asked great questions tonight and I’m opening up this blog post tonight to answer any questions about “Crafting Your Best Law School Personal Statement and Other Winning Tips for Law School Admission” that we were unable to answer

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The Torture: Having to Write a Personal Statement

Not directy related to law school, but one of my clients forwarded this article to me and I thought it might make you feel a little bit better about your own personal statement writing anxiety~ College presidents tried to write 500-word personal statements.


Good news about Letters of Rec

In the past, it was incredibly frustrating for law school applicants to attempt to customize which schools received which LORs. Last week, the LSAC announced a new policy in this regard: Announcing Upcoming Change in LSAC Letter of Recommendation Procedures Beginning April 25, 2009, all letters of recommendation must be assigned to each law school

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Choosing an Area of Law as a Specialty

You’ve probably heard (or read) my speech about not “picking a major” when applying to law school unless you can really, really, really back it up. Anna Ivey’s recent post about the downside of choosing International Law as an area of specialization when applying to law school is extremely relevant and I hope you’ll find

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Concluding a Personal Statement

Most of my law school admission consulting clients struggle to state the reasons why they are applying to a certain law school. Here’s a few of my favorite tips: 1. Do I have to say why I want to go to Law School X? No. You don’t. Unless X Law School asks you to, and

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Mistakes to Avoid in Law School Applications

Ok, been reviewing a lot of applications this weekend so I want to tell you of some common mistakes people have been making: 1. Pay attention to whether a school wants you to list things in chronological order or reverse chronological order.2. Don’t submit a 4 page personal statement when 3 will do. Especially when

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