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The PowerScore/Spivey Consulting Law School Admissions Bible provides every tool necessary to help you prepare and submit your absolute best law school application. Written by former law school admissions officers with years of firsthand experience in senior-level positions at top law schools (including Director of Admissions at Harvard Law, Associate Director at Vanderbilt Law, and Assistant Dean at WashU Law and Colorado Law), this book will allow you to leverage their insights throughout every step of the process. If you are applying to law school, the expertise shared will improve your understanding and give you an insider's knowledge of what law school admissions committees are looking for when making admissions decisions. 

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter One: The Basics
  • Chapter Two: Overview of Application Components
  • Chapter Three: Making Your School List and Understanding Your Chances of Admission
  • Chapter Four: Visiting, Forums/Fairs, and Building Relationships
  • Chapter Five: Standardized Tests
  • Chapter Six: Your Academic Record
  • Chapter Seven: Letters of Recommendation
  • Chapter Eight: Personal Statement
  • Chapter Nine: Resume
  • Chapter Ten: Diversity Statement
  • Chapter Eleven: Why X Essays
  • Chapter Twelve: Addenda
  • Chapter Thirteen: Other Supplemental essays
  • Chapter Fourteen: Submitting Your Application
  • Chapter Fifteen: Interviews
  • Chapter Sixteen: Waitlists
  • Chapter Seventeen: Deposits, Deadlines, and Deferrals
  • Chapter Eighteen: Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Chapter Nineteen: Handling the Stress and Anxiety of the Admissions Process
  • Chapter Twenty: Choosing Where to Attend
  • Chapter Twenty-One: Preparing for Law School and Beyond
  • Chapter Twenty-Two: You’ve Got This
  • Appendices

Mike Spivey is a nationally recognized higher education expert. Before founding Spivey Consulting, Mike was a senior administrator at the law schools of Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Colorado. A motivational speaker, blogger, and podcaster with nearly 1 million listens, Mike has also been a featured speaker and panelist at more than 150 universities and has been interviewed as an expert in legal education by The New York Times, Reuters, The Economist, CNN/Fortune, the ABA Journal, U.S. News & World Report, and Above the Law.

Dave Killoran, a graduate of Duke University, is an expert in test preparation with over 25 years of teaching experience and a 99th percentile score on an LSAC-administered LSAT. In addition to having written PowerScore’s legendary LSAT Bible Series and many other popular publications, Dave has overseen the preparation of thousands of students and founded two national LSAT preparation companies.

Karen Buttenbaum is a respected law school admissions professional, spending the majority of her career in the admissions offices at two law schools. For 12 years, she was a voting member of the admissions committee at Harvard Law School, reading and making decisions on over 16,000 applications and interviewing over 1,000 applicants during that time. Karen held almost every position on the senior staff in the HLS admissions office, including serving as Director of Admissions, before joining Spivey Consulting in 2013 as Partner.

Anna Hicks-Jaco has been with Spivey Consulting Group since 2013 and has served as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer since 2018. In this capacity, she has worked with over 20 law schools across the U.S. with a primary focus on admissions strategy. She has also served as Interim Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management at Syracuse University College of Law and in data and research for the Office of Career and Professional Development at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she had the opportunity to serve on the Dean’s Leadership Council.