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Blog & Podcasts

12 Nov 2020

Podcast: Self-Care, the Fallacy of Reductionism, and Something to Be Said for an N of 1

In this podcast, Mike Spivey discusses one of the fundamental difficulties of applying to law school—and how to cope with it.

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11 Nov 2020

Is This the Most Competitive Law School Admissions Cycle Ever? Applicant Volume Data 2000-2019

We wanted to give some data-centric historical context for this application cycle and its relative competitiveness.

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10 Nov 2020

2020-2021 LSAT Score Volume Projections as of 11/9

We’re a couple months into the 2020-2021 application cycle, and so far our increase in applicants hasn’t slowed down. If anything, it’s sped up.

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06 Nov 2020

Ranking Isn’t Everything

By Joe Pollak, Consultant at the Spivey Consulting Group

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05 Nov 2020

Upcoming Availability to Work With Us

Quick update on our availability for 1L admissions consulting for this cycle.

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02 Nov 2020

Our Next Cycle ('21-'22) Reservation List is Now Open

Our reservation list for next cycle (2021-2022) is now open!

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01 Nov 2020
01 Nov 2020

5 Examples of Exceptionally Written Letters

If you are a fan of writing, of well-written letters, or have to write one yourself (it is all but assured you will), check out these 5.

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25 Oct 2020

Pro Bono Law School Admissions Consulting Opportunity!

Please note: the application period for this opportunity is now closed. Thank you for your interest and to all who applied!

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24 Oct 2020

Video: Character & Fitness Discussion

In this video, Spivey Consulting law school admissions consultants discuss the basics of the character and fitness section of the law school application, and how to assess the seriousness of your situation if you have something to report in that section.

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23 Oct 2020

Example of a Personal Statement that Covered Diversity/Adversity Themes

We wanted to post the below example of a case when a separate diversity statement was not necessary because the personal statement already covered those elements.

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20 Oct 2020
12 Oct 2020

Podcast: The Three Elements of Admissions and Why the Most Important is Also the Most Overlooked

In this podcast, Mike Spivey discusses the three elements of admissions, particularly focusing on the one that is both the most important and the least understood.

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09 Oct 2020

Podcast: Overview of LLM Admissions

This podcast is hosted by Dr. Peter Cramer, our LLM & International Admissions Consultant. Dr. Cramer has been working in legal education for over 25 years.

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07 Oct 2020

Podcast: Hold. On.

A 3-minute motivational podcast inspired by the William Feather quote, "Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go."

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28 Sep 2020

Podcast: Predicting this Cycle's Admissions Pace

In this podcast, Mike Spivey predicts what to expect as far as the timing of admissions decisions this year, then discusses the preliminary LSAC data that has applicants wondering whether this will be a far more competitive cycle than normal.

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19 Sep 2020

2019-2020 Application Cycle Volume Summary

The 2019-2020 application cycle has concluded, and we have our final applicant volume as reported by LSAC.

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14 Sep 2020

2021 US News Top 50 Best Colleges (with +/-)

U.S. News and World Report has published their 2021 (released 2020) undergraduate rankings.

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11 Sep 2020

Podcast: On the Prevalence of Bad Law School Admissions Advice

In this podcast, Spivey Consulting Group's Anna Hicks and Mike Spivey discuss bad advice in law school admissions — who gives it, how to identify it, and how to determine which advice is worthwhile.

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08 Sep 2020

Join Spivey Consulting in Raising Awareness for Mental Health in Law School and Beyond.

Spivey Consulting Group members Mike Spivey and Nathan Neely are partnering to raise money and awareness toward depression and suicide among law students and in the legal community.

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