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There's a general perception that books on law school admissions are redundant because you can "find all the information you need online" through blogs, forums, etc. While it might be true that all required information is available in the universe of law school advice on the Web, one has to work through this information and weed out a lot of hearsay, speculation and unrepresentative anecdotal evidence from unverified sources and pick and choose -- based on one's own judgement -- what to believe and what to discard. Why add to your workload in such a manner, when that time can better be spent studying for the LSAT, or writing your personal statement? Any student of the LSAT logical reasoning section knows that relying on a person's advice outside his or her field of expertise is a reasoning flaw; you'll avoid making it on test day, so try to avoid it in real life too!
Enter this book, stage left. It's a good option not because it teaches you some shamanistic technique to effect an auto-admit, but because it offers streamlined information from a verified source (read the "About the Author" section) without any of the boilerplate PR that usually attends information found on law schools' own Web sites. It's rare to receive such candid insight into the goings-on at law school admissions offices across the country.
You worked hard all through college & studied for the LSAT until your brain was numb, so don't sell yourself short by underestimating the importance of a good law school application packet. This book gives you lots of practical advice on what to include (and, just as importantly, what to leave out of) your resume, personal statement, addendum, and other docs.
It shows you how to advertise yourself in a way that will get the attention of the law schools you want to attend & walks you through the entire application process, including what to do if you're put on a wait-list.
The advice is clear & very thorough, covering a wide range of individual scenarios from the young college grad to the working adult returning to school after years away. No fluff or filler here - it gets down to business right away & helps you build a strong presentation with information & insight from someone who has invaluable experience behind the scenes.
Take this book for what it is, great advice! While not everything pertains to me in this book, it is well written and very informative. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Paralegal, worked in a law firm, and decided to go to law school to become a lawyer. I am not fresh out of college or a young pup. This book had great advice and I will use most of it for my future in seeking a law degree. Job well done!
Great book for those who are preparing for law school applications (and especially for those who are thinking of applying in the near future). The information provided is concise and clear; the directness of her commentary provides for an accurate and clear understanding of what the law school application process is like.
My only reservation with the book is that I wished that it had included more sample resumes and personal statements (I understand that the purpose of the book isn't to showcase such documents, but the book itself has a very limited selection of them).
This book provides a great overview of the law school application process and gives helpful tips. As a person who (obsessively) researches everything, I can say this was the most helpful all-in-one source that I've read. I even contacted the author with some specific questions regarding my own situation and she responded in less than 12 hours.
The book is a great resource for someone considering applying to law school. It will help you think about just how committed you are to the process. And yes, much of the information can be gleaned from the Internet for free but collecting that can be time consuming. Start with the book and expand your research on the finer points.
This book'a guidance has allowed me shift lanes on numerous issues related to the Law School admissions process. I would've undoubtedly been delayed in getting the packet just right if not for the information and guidance offered by Ann Levine!
This book is amazing nothing but facts what I liked about it the most is it gives good perspective for people that have high GPAs and those with low GPAs. It also helps you relax and know what exactly you have to do to get into law school. Every question I had about law school the LSAT GPA and choosing a school where answered by this book. Also Ann was very helpful by emailing and even calling me to help reassure that I can and will get into law school with hard work and dedication. Thank you so much for this book and I suggest everyone that would like to go to law school to read this book!
This book read like a story. I did not lose interest, not once. I seriously felt like the author was speaking directly to me. Planning on checking out her website, and hopefully getting in contact with her, for consulting on my law school application. A must-read for those who want to go to law school, but don’t quite know where to start.