The updated, revised, and expanded version of The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions (2018) is now available as an e-book on Amazon, with sample essays, résumés, interview tips, disclosure rules, waitlist advice, addendum help, and more. Download your copy to get a head start on the 2018-19 JD application season.
Schools keep very deep waitlists. The odds of getting an offer from one of them are slim. Do prepare mentally to attend the school where you have already put down your deposit, or make other plans altogether. (You do not have to go to law school.) But don't let law schools string you along and mess with your head all summer like a bad ex. Manage your expectations.
There's been a lot of press about the poor prospects of many law students and recent law school graduates. As you're deciding where to put down your law school deposit, I thought this might be a good time to merge two older blog posts that still hold true today.
Here's a list of colleges where our students have been accepted this admissions season. We've put the schools in alphabetical order, because we are honored to help applicants with a wide range of profiles and target schools. You might be more familiar with some than others. Take a look! We are so proud of what these students have accomplished.
"Law school acceptance letters have rolled in. Now comes the hard part: choosing where to go. Here's how would-be 1L's and the schools achieve the right match." Take a look at this recent piece in the National Law Journal featuring Anna's advice.
Dear Ivey Coach: Please settle our family debate about the number of APs my son needs to take in 11th and 12th grades. He was in all Honors classes in 9th grade and this year he has taken 2 APs and 4 Honors classes. He attends a big public high school and he could take 6 APs both years for a total of 14 APs by the time he graduates.
Dear Ivey Coach: We just found out that my daughter’s school is eliminating all of the advanced art classes in favor of offering more music classes (the school has a highly reputed school orchestra and marching band, so music always wins). She’s crushed because art is HER THING and now she doesn’t have any good options for electives. Any ideas for her besides adding a study hall?
Anna recently spoke to the Harvard Crimson about Harvard's decision to drop the SAT and ACT Writing Requirements. Read more here.
We've been fielding a lot of questions about the latest USNWR law school rankings. Here are some ways you can clarify your own thinking without getting too sucked into the madness.
Every year, we’re fascinated to read people’s answers to the Really Short Answer questions on college applications.
For 2016-17, for example, we’re seeing those questions pop up on the applications for Yale, Stanford, USC, Princeton, UNC Chapel Hill, and Columbia, among others.
What’s a Really Short Answer question?
Wise words from the dean of admissions at Smith College:
Students have many options. Focusing on the narrow list of so-called top colleges ignores the rich diversity of the nation’s higher education choices — including community colleges, online courses, residential colleges and large research universities.
Fascinating. I get more anxiety-stricken messages this time of year than when you are working on your applications or even taking the LSAT.
Are you stressed out now that deposit deadlines are looming? You are not alone. And of course it's stressful, because you're being forced to do something that is painful for a lot people: You have to COMMIT TO AN OPTION and LET OTHER ONES GO.