Fox Fact: Foxes can retract their claws as cats do, have vertical pupils (like cats) which allow them to see better in the dark, and have cat-like sensitive whiskers.

Blog & Podcasts

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.

Read full post
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?

Read full post
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.

Read full post
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.

Read full post
12 May 2022

Podcast: On Rejection in Admissions

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

Read full post
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.

Read full post
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.

Read full post
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.

Read full post
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.

Read full post
29 Mar 2022

Podcast: Thoughts on the 2023 (2022) USNWR Law School Rankings

In this episode, Mike discusses the recently released 2023 edition (2022 release) U.S. News & World Report law school rankings. You can view the full rankings (including +/- from last year) in our previous blog post.

Read full post
29 Mar 2022

2023 USNWR Law School Rankings: This Year vs. Last Year (+/-)

Here are the 2023 (released 2022) U.S. News law school rankings as compared to last year's 2022 rankings edition.

Read full post
22 Mar 2022

Five Things to Consider Before Transferring Law Schools

If you are seriously considering transferring, or are a pre-1L and disappointed with your admission results and think you might transfer after your 1L year, then take a few minutes to review this. I hope it will help you decide what to do!

Read full post
21 Mar 2022

Podcast: Dr. Jud Brewer on the Highly Effective Way to Overcome Anxiety

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Judson Brewer about proven, concrete strategies to manage anxiety, including how to apply them for LSAT-related test anxiety and the stress of waiting for admissions results.

Read full post
15 Mar 2022

2023 U.S. News Law School Rankings Methodology

U.S. News & World Report recently released the embargoed version of their 2023 (2022 release) rankings, and we can confirm that there have been changes to the methodology used to calculate schools' overall ranking.

Read full post
11 Mar 2022

Brief Application Cycle Update

There has been some chatter lately about the 2021-2022 application cycle, so we thought we'd provide a brief update.

Read full post
08 Mar 2022

Podcast: No Admits to Six Admits (Law School Applicant Diaries #3)

In this episode, Mike speaks again with "Barb," an applicant this 2021-2022 cycle with a ~177 LSAT, a ~3.3 GPA, and ten years of work experience.

Read full post
03 Mar 2022

Should you reapply to law school?

This post comes from our consultant Danielle Early, who served as Associate Director of Admissions at Harvard Law School before coming to Spivey Consulting Group, where she has been working directly with applicants for the past six years.

Read full post
02 Mar 2022

2021-22 Cycle Volume Update as of March 1

As we get into the month of March and start seeing the first of the application deadlines, we wanted to provide a quick data update on where the cycle stands.

Read full post
24 Feb 2022

How the Russian Invasion of Ukraine May Impact Law School/Legal Employment

We have been asked multiple times in the last 24 hours about how the recent Russian invasion into Ukraine may impact law school, admissions, and legal employment, so we wanted to post this brief, unedited podcast addressing those questions.

Read full post
14 Feb 2022

Spivey Consulting 2023 U.S. News Law School Rankings Modeled Predictions

Spivey Consulting's Business Intelligence Director, Justin Kane, analyzed a great deal of law school data to calculate our predicted 2023 (to be released 2022) U.S. News & World Report law school rankings.

Read full post