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Blog & Podcasts

02 Jul 2021

"One Lawyer Can Change the World" Finalists Announced

The “One Lawyer Can Change the World” Scholarship contest honors ten entering law students who plan to use their law degrees to improve the lives of others.

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02 Jul 2021

August 2021 LSAT + Cycle Data

Registration for the August 2021 LSAT closes today. Right now there are about 33,000 registrants, but we should note that we've been seeing an unusual number of dropouts and/or date switches lately, so that number will probably go down, and perhaps a great deal.

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18 Jun 2021

Podcast: How to Excel Academically in Law School with Harvard 3L Amanda Bello

In this podcast, Mike and Spivey Consulting COO Anna Hicks have a discussion with a current law student who ended her 1L year at Cornell Law in the top 10% of her class and transferred to Harvard Law.

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11 Jun 2021

Pro Bono Consulting Opportunity

Please note: we will stop accepting submissions for this program on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at 5:00 PM EST.

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09 Jun 2021

Self-Care Summer for Law School, College & Graduate School

Linked below are three podcasts from internationally acclaimed psychiatrists, speakers and authors: Dr. Guy Winch, Dr. Gabor Maté, and Dr. Kristin Neff (and a blog from me for no great reason).

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08 Jun 2021

Podcast: Interview with Dr. Kristin Neff on How Self-Compassion Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

In this podcast, Mike Spivey has the opportunity to interview Dr. Kristin Neff, a leading researcher and advocate in the field of self-compassion, creator of the self-compassion scales, and author of two books.

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07 Jun 2021

A Look Into The Most Difficult Law School Admissions Cycle We have Ever Seen

This isn't a full post-mortem on the 2020-2021 application cycle, because it's not over yet. But we're at the point when we can start to get a feeling for what happened this year.

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29 May 2021

Podcast: How Might Over-Enrollment Impact Waitlist Movement?

A very brief podcast on law schools that are over-committed on their seat deposits, and Mike's thoughts on how waitlist movement might go this summer as a result.

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24 May 2021

A Message from a Recent Law School Graduate Who Beat the Odds

I was flying back to Colorado from a work trip at about 35,000 feet when I saw this post on LinkedIn, and I immediately wanted to share it with others.

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19 May 2021

Law School Waitlist Update May 19, 2021

This comes from Joe Pollak, a consultant at our firm who took the time to look at schools messaging and share his thoughts. Mike added a bit at the bottom.

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16 May 2021

Podcast: Interview with Dr. Gabor Maté, Author of "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts"

In this podcast, Mike Spivey speaks with Dr. Gabor Maté, one of the world’s leading experts on physical and mental health and author of four best-selling books including "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts" and "When the Body Says No."

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01 May 2021

Brief Application Volume/LSAT Update and a Glimpse at Next Cycle

Now that the 2020-2021 LSAT (note: not admissions) cycle has finished, it's worth looking at some various metrics.

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28 Apr 2021

Podcast: Cycle Recap, No Rejections in the Hardest Admissions Cycle Ever

In this episode of the Status Check podcast, Mike interviews Reddit user lightningmcboops (who for the purposes of this podcast we're calling "Megan") from the law school admissions subreddit.

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16 Apr 2021

Pro Bono LSAT Coaching Opportunity

Please note: we will stop accepting submissions for this program on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 12:00 PM EST. Thank you!

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13 Apr 2021

Podcast: Advice & Tips for Law School Scholarship Negotiation

In this podcast, Mike Spivey explains how the scholarship negotiation process works from the law school's perspective and gives some advice and tips for how to strategically approach increasing your merit aid offers.

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07 Apr 2021
31 Mar 2021

Upcoming Podcast: Interview with Dr. Gabor Maté

We are thrilled to announce that we will be interviewing Dr. Gabor Maté — renowned physician, speaker, and author of four best-selling books including the critically-acclaimed In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts — for a podcast episode to be released on May 15.

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31 Mar 2021

Announcing Our New Career Services Consultant/Update on 21-22 Cycle Availability

We’re thrilled to announce that our team recently got stronger with the addition of Lauren Brown as our Career Services Consultant.

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30 Mar 2021

2022 vs. 2021 USNWR Law School Rankings (+/-)

Below are the 2022 (released March 2021) U.S. News & World Report law school rankings, with +/- from last year's rankings.

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25 Mar 2021

Podcast: Preliminary Waitlist Movement Perspectives

In this podcast, Mike Spivey discusses perspectives and considerations as we head into the 2021 law school waitlist season.

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