24 Apr 2024

Podcast: What Are Your Chances Off the Waitlist?

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike discusses the various factors that play into any given applicant's chances of admission coming off the waitlist. He also gives a quick preview of our (very early) predictions for next cycle.

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19 Mar 2024

Know Your Law School Deposit Deadlines

Updated with 2024 seat deposit deadlines for all ABA-accredited law schools.

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08 Feb 2024

The Only 3 Things That Matter on the Waitlist

Being admitted off the waitlist is actually pretty simple—okay, not easy, but simple. There are really only three factors that law schools consider.

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22 Mar 2023

How to Write a Law School Letter of Continued Interest ("LOCI")

Submitting a LOCI is a necessary step in trying to get admitted off any waitlist—this blog will walk you through some key "dos" and "don'ts" to keep in mind while you're drafting yours.

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23 Feb 2023

Podcast: When Should You Reach Out to an Admissions Office, and How Should You Do It?

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Mike discusses a question that tends to come up frequently this time of year—“Should I contact x law school's admissions office to ask for an update since I haven't heard back yet?”

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03 Feb 2023

Podcast: How to Crush the Second Half of the Law School Admissions Cycle

In this episode, Mike gives an update on 2022-2023 applicant data and discusses admissions strategies for the second half of the application cycle: waitlists and letters of continued interest, tips for asking for scholarship reconsideration, and handling the waiting/anxiety.

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27 Dec 2021

What's the difference between a law school "waitlist" vs. "hold" vs. "hold tight email"?

Most applicants understand the basics of what it means to be waitlisted, but in this blog, we wanted to give a quick look at why and how law schools use their waitlists from an insider perspective, then outline the differences between a waitlist and a "hold" or a "hold tight email."

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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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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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26 Jan 2021