How to Get Into the Top Law Schools

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Penguin, 2008 - Study Aids - 582 pages
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Richard Montauk, a savvy admissions insider, demystifies the application process and provides the tools to ace every step. Based on interviews with dozens of 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 assessing and upgrading credentials to better match that ideal profile.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCING LAW SCHOOL
1
Why Go to a Top Law School?
3
Looking at Law School
27
How to Choose the Right School for You
41
Criteria for Assessing Schools
57
Visiting Law Schools
75
How to Use the Rankings
83
The Admissions Process
103
Recommendations
307
Recommendation Briefing Outline
339
Interviews
341
Hidden Interviews
387
ON THE ROAD TO LAW SCHOOL
391
Responding to WaitListing Denial and Other Disappointments
393
Transfer and Other Options
405
What to Do Once You Are Accepted
421

The Application Timetable
119
College PreLaw Advising
131
APPLYING TO LAW SCHOOL
149
Making the Most of Your Credentials
151
Marketing Yourself
199
Special Cases MINORITIES AND OTHER TRADITIONALLY UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS
217
Personal Organizer
239
Understanding Your Essay Options
247
Writing Persuasive Essays
279
Writing Resumes Filling Out Forms Including Extra Materials
299
How to Get the Most Out of Law School
435
Financing Your Law Degree
445
ANOTHER LAW DEGREE
485
LLM and Other Graduate Law Degrees
487
American LLM Programs
501
The Global Perspective
503
APPLICATION ESSAY EXAMPLES
507
Index
553
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Richard Montauk is the author of How to Get into the Top Law Schools and How to Get into the Top Colleges, as well as the founder and president of Degree of Difference, a firm that has helped thousands of applicants get into the world's top law and business schools. He received a B.A. from Brown University, an M.S. in Finance, and a J.D. from Stanford University. He formerly worked as a corporate lawyer and a corporate strategy consultant. He divides his time between London, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

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