I’ve been inundated with comments today from people who are very negative about their career prospects as attorneys. There are a lot of postings and articles on this topic (financial ramifications of attending law school). I’m not sure why there’s such a sudden interest in something I posted back in September, but I always welcome
There are a lot of good posts in the blogosphere about the recent article in National Jurist by Ted Soto (a professor with whom I worked at Loyola Law School) about what law students think is important in a law school and how the rankings don’t take those things into account. Here is a good
Thanks to one of my clients who forwarded me this link today – it’s about what will happen to law school rankings in US News once employment data is required to be just a little more truthful. The most important thing to notice is what I always tell my clients – Don’t limit yourself to
So, this week I experienced a “first” since opening lawschoolexpert and becoming a law school admission consultant. A client, we’ll call him Sam, hired me in July 2005. He wanted a top 25 Law School and was pretty much unwilling to budge from that no matter what I said to enlighten him about other possibilities.
Thanks to Brian Leiter for posting a link to this article in the WSJ. Here is more support for why you shouldn’t shoose law schools based on rankings alone, and a list of factors you should consider when deciding where to apply and where to attend.I’m thrilled this issue is garnering publicity at this crucial
Earning great grades your first year can be a ticket into a fantastic law school (as my clients have proven time and time again – transferring from Touro to Cardozo, Golden Gate to William and Mary, Catholic to Georgetown). Here are some worthwhile insights into what the law schools are thinking, and how law firms
Today I had the opportunity to attend a talk by the Harvard Law School admissions representative. She was addressing UCSB students and a local client invited me to attend. I thought this would be fun since I used to be the one giving the law school “shpiel” when I was director of admissions at different
By now you know how I feel about U.S. News Rankings of Law Schools: The rankings are not the most important thing to consider in choosing a law school. Last week, my post described how law schools are able to manipulate the data that goes into the ranking computation by offering application fee waivers to