How to Get into Washington University in St. Louis School of Law [Episode 579]
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2w ago
Show Summary Katherine Scannell, Vice Dean for Institutional Success at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, discusses the distinctive elements of WashU’s JD program. She highlights the individualized focus on students’ career goals and the broad areas of expertise that students can specialize in. Dean Scannell emphasizes the importance of early career services and guidance for students before they start law school. She also talks about WashU’s response to the growth of AI in the legal world. Listeners will learn about the interview process at WashU and hear Dean Scanell’s advice ..read more
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How to Get into USC Gould School of Law [Episode 573]
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1M ago
Show Summary In this episode of Admissions Straight Talk, Linda Abraham interviews David Kirschner, the Associate Dean of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Innovation at USC Gould School of Law. They discuss the distinctive elements of USC Gould’s JD program, including its small class size and student-centered approach. Dean Kirschner also highlights the flexibility and experiential learning opportunities available to students. They discuss the admissions process, including the acceptance of both the LSAT and GRE, the importance of engagement in an applicant’s background, and the components of a ..read more
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Law School Letter of Recommendation Sample and Quick Guide
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by Judy Gruen
3M ago
At this stage of the law school admissions process, you probably have Application Season Fatigue Syndrome. You just feel done. So corralling people to write your letters of recommendation (LORs), a nagging and seemingly redundant task, might be the last thing you feel like doing. After all, haven’t you already proven your worth through your polished essays, work experience, LSAT score, and GPA?  We get it. But take a deep breath, and give your LORs your full attention. They carry considerable weight, and the adcoms read them very carefully. A convincing law school recommendation can be t ..read more
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JD-Next: A Great Option for Law School Applicants [Episode 562]
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4M ago
Show Summary Are you planning to take the LSAT or the GRE before you apply to law school? Are you dreading it? Well, there’s a new option that includes a course and a test, and is accepted by 25% of all law schools. The JD-Next is an eight-week online course that simulates a real law school contracts class and trains students on the skills necessary to be successful in law school and as practicing attorneys. In this episode, Linda Abraham sits down with David Klieger, Program Director for JD-Next at Aspen Publishing to discuss the course that was developed to provide individuals with a preview ..read more
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How to Get into the University of Chicago Law School [Episode 559]
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by Accepted
5M ago
Show Summary Ranked number three in U.S. News’ most recent rankings, the law school at the University of Chicago is a top law school famous for its intellectual rigor. In this podcast episode, Linda Abraham interviews Dean Ann Perry, Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid at the  University of Chicago Law School. Dean Perry discusses the distinctive elements of the law school, including its engaged student body, expert faculty, and interdisciplinary approach to legal study. She also provides insights into the admissions process, including tips for the personal statement.  Sh ..read more
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Advice for Applicants: Moving from 2023 to 2024 [Episode 557]
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by Accepted
5M ago
Show Summary In this episode of Admissions Straight Talk, host Linda Abraham looks back at her predictions for the 2023/2024 application cycle and offers advice for current and future applicants. She reflects on her previous predictions, such as the increase in test options and waivers and the continued use of rankings in admissions. She also makes new predictions for the upcoming year, including the increased use of video in applications and the continuation of questions about lived experiences and contributions to inclusive environments. Linda advises current applicants to pursue parallel tr ..read more
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Crush the Test by Crushing Your Test Anxiety
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by Accepted
6M ago
In this episode Dr. Ben Bernstein, author of Crush Your Test Anxiety, explains the role of mind, body, and spirit in performance enhancement. [SHOW SUMMARY] While aptitude tests are increasingly optional in graduate admissions, tests are a constant in graduate school and frequently in one’s career. How can you manage your stress and anxiety when facing a test, be it the MCAT, LSAT, MCAT, GRE, licensing exams, continuing education exams, or subject exams while in school? How can you perform at your best during a test? Dr. Bernstein will tell you how. An interview with author, coach, psychologis ..read more
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Is the University of Texas School of Law For You?
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by Accepted
8M ago
The University of Texas School of Law offers academic excellence, affordability, and robust support to its students. In this podcast interview, UT’s Dean of Admissions, Mathiew Le, discusses the distinctive qualities of the UT Austin Law JD program. He highlights the vibrant city of Austin, the healthy and robust Texas legal market, and the focus on building a strong community at UT Law. Le also discusses the Society Program, which helps students navigate the law school experience in a fun and social way, and the Mentorship Program, which provides students with guidance and support throughout ..read more
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Ask Away at Your Admissions Interview!
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by Judy Gruen
9M ago
Have you been invited to interview at the grad school of your choice? Great news! This means the program is seriously interested in you, and you are one important step closer to acceptance. To make the most of this opportunity, though, you need to prepare.  Overall, your goal is to demonstrate your enthusiasm for and knowledge of the program. You want to come to the table (or the Zoom meeting) ready to answer questions they might ask, some of which could repeat questions you have already answered in your application and some of which might be unexpected. Additionally, you should be ready ..read more
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Twenty-Five Scholarships for Latino and Hispanic Students 
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by Vanessa Febo
9M ago
The decision about whether to attend an undergraduate or graduate program is based on many personal factors, but one of the most important considerations is funding. Scholarships are one way to access programs without racking up massive debt. For minority groups underrepresented in higher education, including Latino and Hispanic candidates, the problem of debt and affordability is even more pressing. There are many different organizations, foundations, associations, and programs that offer scholarships specifically to help these applicants. These scholarships make it possible for minority stu ..read more
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