The ULTIMATEInsider Information on How to STAND OUTand GET ADMITTED! When trying to beat the tough law school competition, how do you know what will get you fast-tracked to the "yes" pile (or the dreaded "no" pile)? No insider is better suited to set you on the right track than Joyce Putnam Curll, former Dean of Admissions for Harvard Law School. The Best Law Schools'Admissions Secrets is the ultimate collection of insider advice, direct from one of the country's toughest admissions boardrooms. Joyce Putnam Curll gives you all the tips and techniques you need to stay ahead, including: Preparing your application What sets law schools apart Behind the scenes of the admissions process Taking the LSAT Handling the cost Planning your career And much more No other law school admissions advice guide can claim this level of authority. The Best Law Schools'Admissions Secretsis sure to give you the edge you need to shine in the eyes of admissions boards everywhere.
More than 180 ABA-approved laws schools across the United States are described, with information on admission requirements, degree requirements, tuition and fees, sources of financial aid, and career placement services. The book also features 20 pages in table form listing each law school with statistics on its median LSAT (Law School Admission Test) scores and other admission requirements, thus enabling candidates to estimate in advance their chances of admission to each school. Also helpful are a general overview of law school curricula and a brief description of selected non-ABA-approved schools. A sample LSAT is included with answers and explanations.
On the surface, law schools today are thriving. Enrollments are on the rise, and their resources are often the envy of every other university department. Law professors are among the highest paid and play key roles as public intellectuals, advisers, and government officials. Yet behind the flourishing facade, law schools are failing abjectly. Recent front-page stories have detailed widespread dubious practices, including false reporting of LSAT and GPA scores, misleading placement reports, and the fundamental failure to prepare graduates to enter the profession. Addressing all these problems and more in a ringing critique is renowned legal scholar Brian Z. Tamanaha. Piece by piece, Tamanaha ...
The most authoritative guide for law students-now revised and updated. Richard Montauk, an administrations insider and lawyer, demystifies the law school application process and provides the tools to ace every step along the way. Based on (and including) exclusive interviews with admissions officers, Montauk delivers a candid view of what leading law schools look for in an applicant. He also gives applicants solid advice on developing marketing strategies, writing winning essays, maximizing financial aid, and updating credentials to better match that ideal profile.
"The Survival Guide" is designed to provide practical and comprehensible information to International Students coming to US law schools. Do you know the answers to these questions? Do you know what to do before you come to law school? Do you know what to do when you get to law school? D you know how to organize for classes? Do you know you how to participate in class discussions? Do you know how to brief a case? Do you know how to outline and study for exams? Do you know how to attack writing papers? Do you know how to prepare for oral arguments? If the answer is "NO" then you need "The Survival Guide". "Rachel Gader-Shafran has written an indispensable guide for law graduates of international universities. She writes with clarity and the authority that comes from having graduated from a leading US law school and teaching International students for many years. I would advise international law graduates interested in studying in US law schools to read this book. Your investment in it will be repaid many times." -Thomas O. Sargentich, Professor of Law Director, LLM Program on Law and Government American University, Washington College of Law
Choose the Right School and Get In! The U.S. News Ultimate Guide to Law Schools combines expert advice on how to get into the school of your choice with the most up-to-date information on the nation's accredited programs. This book gives you the information you need to make wise decisions about your future. This step-by-step guide covers: How to choose the right program A look inside the top five law schools The applications, test scores, essays, and recommendations that will get you in How to pay for it all, plus law schools with loan repayment assistance programs Comprehensive profiles of the country's American Bar Association-accredited law schools, including: Tuition and financial aid in...
Stevens, Robert. Law School: Legal Education in America from the 1850s to the 1980s.Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, . xvi, 334 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-199-2. Cloth. $85. * Comprehensive history of over a century of legal education in America. Examines the law school institution and its impact on the legal profession and the society it serves. This highly lauded work won a Certificate of Merit from the American Bar Association upon its original publication. Stevens' distinguished career in education and law includes his seventeen-year term as professor of law at Yale University and nine-year term as president of Haverford College, during which tenure this work was published. Well-annotated and indexed, with a thorough bibliography.
This collection brings together a distinguished group of researchers to examine the power relations which are played out in university law schools as a result of the different pressures exerted upon them by a range of different 'stakeholders'. From students to governments, from lawyers to universities, a host of institutions and actors believe that law schools should take account of a vast number of (often conflicting) considerations when teaching their students, designing curricula, carrying out research and so on. How do law schools deal with these pressures? What should their response be to the 'stakeholders' who urge them to follow agendas emanating from outside the law school itself? To what extent should some of these agendas play a greater role in the thinking of law schools?