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Blog & Podcasts

17 Aug 2021

Fall 2021 Law School Medians

If you're here looking for new law school medians, they're in this document!

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07 Aug 2021

Podcast: Interview with Four-Time Olympian & Student Loan Expert Lauryn Williams

In this episode of the Status Check with Spivey, Mike has the opportunity to have a conversation with Lauryn Williams, four-time Olympic athlete and financial advisor with a specialty in student loans.

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05 Aug 2021

Podcast: Law School Admissions 101

In this podcast, Spivey Consulting COO Anna Hicks goes over the basics of law school admissions for those who are at the beginning of their application process and don't know much about how it works yet.

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02 Aug 2021

Will colleges and law schools go remote due to the COVID surge/Delta variant?

It feels like déjà vu all over again as we approach the beginning of the fall semester among talk of novel coronavirus and its impact on in-person learning — this time propagated by the Delta variant surge

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23 Jul 2021

Podcast: Law School Admissions Q&A with Mike Spivey

In this podcast, Spivey Consulting COO Anna Hicks asks Mike some admissions questions from Reddit.

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19 Jul 2021

Should you submit a Diversity Statement for Law School?

Each year, we receive a huge number of questions about when you should include a diversity statement in your application and whether or not your particular identity or experience would warrant submitting such a statement in addition to a personal statement. The answer is not always a simple one.

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17 Jul 2021

Podcast: Recapping the 2020-2021 Law School Admissions Cycle & Predicting the Upcoming Cycle

In this podcast, Mike Spivey is joined by PowerScore founder and CEO Dave Killoran and Spivey Consulting Business Intelligence Director Justin Kane to discuss takeaways from this previous 2020-2021 admissions cycle and to make predictions for the upcoming 2021-2022 cycle.

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06 Jul 2021

Law School Personal Statement Example: First Draft vs. Final Draft

While brainstorming/topic selection is sometimes the most difficult component of the law school personal statement process, even the strongest and most differentiated of stories (as this one is) often need significant conversations with our clients as we work together putting words on paper.

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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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