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Blog & Podcasts

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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26 May 2022

Podcast: Mishka Shubaly, Best-Selling Author, on Creative Writing

In this episode, Mike interviews best-selling author and storyteller Mishka Shubaly about personal creative writing.

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21 May 2022

Podcast: Top 5 Mistakes New Law Students Make

In this episode, Mike interviews law school strategy coach Angela Vorpahl about some of the most common mistakes that 1Ls make. Angela graduated from law school in the top 1% of her class, clerked for a federal judge, worked in biglaw, and practiced as a human rights attorney.

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17 May 2022

Video: How to Choose a Law School Personal Statement Topic

Apart from your LSAT score and your undergraduate GPA, the personal statement is often the most important component of your law school application. Step one is choosing your topic—but how do you determine what the best topic is for you?

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16 May 2022

Pro Bono Consulting Opportunity!

Please note: we will stop accepting submissions for this program on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST.

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13 May 2022

What Should You Do During Your Undergrad Summers if You Want to Go to Law School?

Often college students will approach us to ask what they should be doing with their summers if they’re interested in attending law school. If you’re currently in college and want to know how to make the best use of your summers in preparation for attending law school, think about the following.

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12 May 2022

Podcast: On Rejection in Admissions

This is a brief podcast on being denied from law school.

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10 May 2022

Why We Turn Away Business

I wanted to write briefly on two conscious business decisions we have made as a firm — both of which involve providing free, accessible information rather than advertising and growing.

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06 May 2022

ABA Strategic Review Committee Recommends Elimination of Standardized Test Requirement

Yesterday, the ABA publicly released an April 25 memo recommending the elimination of the standardized test requirement for admission to law school.

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02 May 2022

2021-2022 Applicant Volume Data as of May 1 vs. 2017-2021

As of May 1, applicants are down 11.6% from last year, up 6.1% from 2019-2020, up 1.6% from 2018-2019, and up 4.1% from 2017-2018.

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19 Apr 2022

Podcast: Predicting the Rest of This Cycle & Next Cycle with PowerScore's Dave Killoran

In this episode, Mike gets together with PowerScore CEO and LSAT expert Dave Killoran to discuss the closing months of this current 2021-2022 cycle, early indicators and predictions for next cycle 2022-2023, and the development of the LSAT over time.

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