The authoritative guide to gaining admission into a law school with the clout to launch a powerhouse career.
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 women and men 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 normally accept only one applicant in five.
How To Get Into The Top Law Schools reveals facts and insights that can make the difference. Richard Montauk, a savvy admissions insider who is also a lawyer, demystifies all of the 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 will give you the inside scoop. Applicants will discover ways to write top of the range essays for maximum affect; choose and then manage their recommenders; anticipate every conceivable scenario and interview persuasively; maneuver the financial aid maze.
Complete with a detailed timetable showing what must be done when, this comprehensive and reliable resource is a should for anyone serious about a future in law.