As dean of admissions at the University of Chicago Law School, Anna Ivey decided the fate of thousands of law school applicants. In this book-the first of its kind by a former law school admissions officer-she draws on her expertise to cover topics from the application and the essay to the interview and the recommendations, touching on hot-button issues like how much the LSAT, ethnicity, and age really matter. Offering an insider's advice on how to produce the very best application, this guide gives straight answers to questions such as:
• What kind of essay should I write to set me apart from the rest of the pack?
• Should I explain my low LSAT score, my D in chemistry, my attention deficit disorder, my time in rehab?
• Is law school worth the debt I'll face when I graduate?
Full of invaluable examples and anecdotes about real admissions decisions, The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions is certain to become the new bible for would-be law students everywhere.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
ANNA IVEY earned her law degree at the University of Chicago Law School, where she later served as dean of admissions. Ivey now runs a successful admissions counseling firm for college, business school, and law school applicants, helping clients make the most compelling sales pitch for admission. She divides her time between Boston, Massachusetts, and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'll be honest, I was skeptical about the book. Some people referred it to me and so I thumbed through it at the BN store. After a few pages, I couldn't put it down. IT is not only a fast read but it is full of information. I do not agree with the other reviewers. This person knows the process and what she is talking about. IT is worth a read not only because it is an honest view at the admissions process, but also it is written from a Dean's point of view. I do not think an attorney and Dean of Admissions would falsify information to sell a book. Read it for yourself. Its a keeper.
The book did offer helpful advice about what to put on your resume, and some good things to remember when going on an interview. I did, however, disagree with some of the things she says (such as, the test prep courses are not a waste of money). Contrary to what the other reviewer claims, Anna Ivey doesn't help you to decide if law school is really for you. The book is designed for people who already made that decision.
The book was a sorry attempt by someone who pretends like she knows what she is talking about in order to make a profit. I was admitted to UCLA and Columbia, NO thanks to this publication. Just study hard and you should do fine. Do not waste money on this book!