Get Into Law School

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-01
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
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Everything a law school candidate needs to know for success!With top law schools accepting less than 20 percent of applicants, getting into law school has never been more difficult. Fortunately, applicants can turn toGet Into Law Schoolfor reliable and expert advice on how to be a standout candidate in a competitive field.Unlike other law school guides which limit themselves to school listings,Get Into Law Schoolfocuses on admissions strategies while leading the applicant through the entire admissions process. This book features step-by-step advice on selecting the right school, completing an exceptional application, and financing a law degree, with a special focus on sample application essays and techniques used to write the perfect application essay. The guide also contains helpful first-hand advice from current law students and graduates who have been through the law school admissions process, makingGet Into Law Schoola comprehensive resource for any law school applicant.

Author Biography

Kaplan is the world's largest, most successful test preparation company, with 185 centers and 1,200 satellite locations worldwide.

Ruth Lammert-Reeves has been a college administrator for more than 25 years. For 23 of those years she has been employed at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she has been assistant dean of financial aid since 1990. Active in national financial aid organizations, she has also served as a board member of the Law School Admissions Council. She is well known within the legal educational community, frequently speaking on topics related to legal education and how to finance it.

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. vii
Prefacep. ix
A Special Note Regarding LSAC's New Evaluation Servicep. xi
The Law School Experience
Is Law School Really for You?p. 3
Selecting A School
Evaluating Law Schoolsp. 17
The Right School for Youp. 31
Your Application Timelinep. 39
Inside the Admissions Officep. 51
Preparing the Application Formp. 57
The Personal Statementp. 65
Recommendations and Evaluationsp. 85
Completing Your Applicationp. 99
Financing Your Law Degree
Planning Your Investmentp. 109
Applying for Financial Aidp. 117
Borrowing the Moneyp. 127
Your Financial Aid Packagep. 141
Special Considerations
Older Students: Strategies for Successp. 153
Minority Studentsp. 157
Women Studentsp. 163
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studentsp. 167
Students with Disabilitiesp. 173
Experiences From The Real World
What Law School Students and Grads Sayp. 181
Directory of U.S. Law Schools
Directory of U.S. Law Schoolsp. 191
LSAT Samplerp. 205
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