How to Get into the Top Law Schools

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Aspiring lawyers know the reality: a degree from a prestigious school means an edge on the competition -- and the promise of a prosperous future. Each year, more than 130,000 men and women take the LSAT with hopes of making the grade for a quality program. But the odds are against them: the nation's most respected institutions typically accept only one applicant in five.

How to Get into the Top Law Schools reveals facts and insights that make the difference. Montauk, a savvy ...

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Overview

Aspiring lawyers know the reality: a degree from a prestigious school means an edge on the competition -- and the promise of a prosperous future. Each year, more than 130,000 men and women take the LSAT with hopes of making the grade for a quality program. But the odds are against them: the nation's most respected institutions typically accept only one applicant in five.

How to Get into the Top Law Schools reveals facts and insights that make the difference. Montauk, a savvy admissions insider who is also a lawyer, demystifies the entire application process -- and provides the targeted tools to ace every step. Based on interviews with dozens of admissions officers, he offers an up-close and candid view of what leading law schools look for in an applicant. And he gives applicants solid, detailed advice on how to assess and upgrade their credentials to better match that ideal profile. From honing in on the right school to landing a plum job upon graduation, this guide gives readers the inside scoop. Applicants will learn how to:

  • Write high quality essays for maximum impact
  • Choose and then manage their recommenders
  • anticipate every possible scenario and interview persuasively
  • Maneuver the financial aid maze.

Complete with a detailed timetable showing what needs to be done when, this comprehensive and reliable resource is a must for anyone serious about a future in law.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780735201019
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2001
  • Series: Degree of Difference Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.31 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2002

    Good source for starters

    The book directs you in a right direction; builds your strategy step by step; clarifies the whole process and helps you identify the priorities. Excellent source and good aid.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2002

    How to Get into the Top Law Schools

    I was really dreading the whole law school application process until a friend of mine recommended this book. I now have a much better idea of what the law schools are looking for in potential applicants. And I have a clear strategy for communicating what my background and experience has to offer the schools. Each section of the book goes into an incredible amount of depth, and the author offers lots of helpful examples throughout. I'm confident that How to Get Into the Top Law Schools will help me get into my first choice school!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2002

    Most valuable book that I have read about law school application

    I went back to home, and found out that I remembered the page number wrong. His book is actually 528 pages. It is definitely worth much more than you can expect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2002

    How to Get into the Top Law Schools

    I was very impressed by the amount of research author Montauk performed in compiling 'How to Get Into the Top Law Schools.' He seems to have spoken to just about everyone who's anyone in the law school world. The result: An easy-to-understand guide that provides first-rate advice for those considering a degree in law. I only wish I could find an LSAT prep book that is as thorough and well-executed! My thanks to Montauk for a tough job well done! His book has made my job as an applicant one hundred times easier.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2001

    How to Get into the Top Law Schools

    I bought this book for my son, who is applying to laws schools. I am a lawyer myself and graduated from a top-tier school a number of years ago. When I sat down to read parts of the book myself, I frankly was surprised by the depth and breath of author Richard Montauk's insights into the whole application process. I truly wish such a book had been around when I was applying to law schools. The book really provides all the information my son needs to guide him through the process and, hopefully, get into his first choice. An excellent resource!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2001

    How to Get into the Top Law Schools

    Anyone who's thinking about applying to law schools should study this excellent book from cover to cover. Getting into the top schools takes a lot more than good grades, and this guide really pinpoints the areas to focus on during the application process. An excellent book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2001

    How to Get into the Top Law Schools

    I was extremely nervous about applying to law schools until I found this invaluable companion. My only hope now is to get it back from a friend, who has borrowed it while he completes his own applications. There's plenty of advice about essays, interviews, test scores and the schools themselves which I found extremely helpful. And the author clearly has found a way to get the admissions people at the top schools to divulge their secrets. If I don't get my own copy back soon, I'm putting this one on my Christmas list!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2001

    How to Get into the Top Law Schools

    Finally, a book that offers useful and comprehensive advice on getting into America's best law schools. How to Get Into the Top Law Schools covers it all, with help on choosing the right school, interpreting the rankings, positioning yourself and putting your best foot forward in the application process. Montauk deserves an 'A' for effort and execution. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2001

    How to Get into the Top Law Schools

    'How to Get Into the Top Law Schools' is a top-notch source of valuable advice for those getting prepared to apply to law schools. There really aren't that many other books like this out there, and what does exist pales in comparison to this comprehensive tome. Montauk's book provides lots of useful examples and gives solid advice on essay writing, positioning and getting recommendations that will strengthen your case for getting into a top school. I heartily recommend this fantastic resource.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2002

    How to Get into the Top Law Schools

    This book is absolutely indispensable for prospective law school students. It offers top-notch counsel on virtually every topic of importance to those considering a J.D., including the pros and cons of pursuing a law degree to begin with. 'How to Get Into the Top Law Schools' also provides an extremely thoughtful analysis of the available law school rankings and their limitations. The bulk of the book, of course, is devoted to the application process itself, and it is clear that the author has devoted a significant amount of time speaking to the people who know the most about what really counts--the admissions directors themselves. I found their advice and the author's strategies and tips to be invaluable.

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