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Blog & Podcasts

28 Sep 2022
24 Sep 2022

Podcast: What It's Like Applying to Law School, Part 1

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Anna Hicks-Jaco speaks with an applicant from Reddit! They talk about the LSAT, personal statements, letters of recommendation, resumes, optional essays, and more.

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20 Sep 2022

Podcast: UVA Law Admissions Dean Natalie Blazer Dives Deep into Law School Admissions

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike interviews Natalie Blazer, who currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Chief Admissions Officer at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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12 Sep 2022

U.S. News Best College Rankings 2022 +/- vs. 2021

The 2022-2023 edition of the U.S. News undergraduate rankings was released today. Here are the changes (plus/minus) from last year.

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09 Sep 2022

Podcast: The One Biggest Piece of Advice for New Lawyers from Bill Eddy, JD/Therapist

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike interviews Bill Eddy, an award-winning mediator, attorney, author, and therapist who developed "high conflict personality theory" and is an expert in dealing with high conflict people in the practice of law.

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08 Sep 2022

Basics of Law School Financial Aid

the financial aid piece is a necessary aspect of law school enrollment and one that benefits you most if you consider it early on in the process, not just at the end.

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01 Sep 2022

Should you cancel your LSAT score now that there's Score Preview?

LSAC recently implemented a change of policy regarding their still relatively new "Score Preview" feature, which allows you to cancel your LSAT score within 6 days of receiving it. So if you scored well below the score range that you were hoping or expecting to, should you cancel?

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24 Aug 2022

Announcing Program for 1Ls -- Staying on Track: Success Coaching for 1Ls

As the new school year kicks off, we are excited to announce that the team behind our Pre-L program will be expanding the support that we provide to include managing the challenges (both academic and personal) presented during law school.

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22 Aug 2022

Greek Life & Law School Admissions: Should You Include Your Sorority/Fraternity in Your Application?

We often hear from applicants who feel they should scrub their resumes and other materials of any mention of their involvement in fraternities or sororities. While some applicants in online forums seem to support this prohibition, the best approach for you individually might be more nuanced.

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20 Aug 2022

For Immediate Release: Dean Craig Boise Set to Join Spivey Consulting Group

The Spivey Consulting Group is thrilled to announce that Dean Craig Boise will be joining us as a Dean's Leadership Coach to help law school deans navigate the complexities of generating new program revenue, improving business operations, addressing budget issues, and successfully raising money.

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15 Aug 2022

Podcast: Law School Admissions AMA with Mike Spivey & Dave Killoran (Part 2)

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike and Dave answer more questions from the Law School Admissions Reddit!

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15 Aug 2022

Early Decision Deadlines & Information for Every ABA-Accredited Law School (2022-2023 Admissions Cycle)

We compiled early decision information for every ABA-accredited law school, below, including deadlines, notification timelines, and any guaranteed scholarships that may be attached.

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15 Aug 2022

Law School Application Opening Dates 2022

Application opening dates for the 2022-2023 law school admissions cycle!

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12 Aug 2022

Podcast: Law School Admissions AMA with Mike Spivey & Dave Killoran (Part 1)

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike and Dave answer questions from the Law School Admissions Reddit. This will be a series of two episodes, with Part 2 coming out next week.

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01 Aug 2022

The End of the 2021-2022 Law School Admissions Cycle: Data & Takeaways

As the 2021-2022 law school admissions cycle comes to a close, we looked into the data (which is interesting!) and wanted to share our thoughts on the cycle as a whole.

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12 Jul 2022

Summer Internship Skills Part 2 of 2: Writing

Employers and clients value a lawyer who can succinctly and informally explain a legal issue or communicate effectively by email, and those are skills that (probably) will not be covered in your first year of law school.

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12 Jul 2022

Summer Internship Skills Part 1 of 2: Networking

You have probably heard before that networking is crucial in this day and age. The lawyers who have the most success in law firms are the “rainmakers,” those who bring in new clients and new business, and the lawyers who have the most success finding new clients are also masterful networkers.

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01 Jul 2022

Early Thoughts on the 2022-2023 Application Cycle + 2021-2022 Recap

It's certainly too early to make predictions with any sort of certainty, but given that we now have final June LSAT numbers, and registration for the August LSAT is now closed, we now have some early indicators of what we might expect to see in the 2022-2023 law school admissions cycle.

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29 Jun 2022

How to Get the Most Out of Visiting Law Schools

Like the undergraduate process, visiting law schools and interacting with their communities can be an important part of selecting the right fit school for you.

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26 May 2022

Podcast: The Genre of Application Essay Writing

Crafting a well-written essay is just one part of the equation — necessary but not sufficient for a strong application. In this episode, Mike speaks with long-time Spivey consultant and former Penn Law Admissions Dean Derek Meeker about tackling the genre of law school applications.

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