As dean of admissions at the University of Chicago Law School, Anna Ivey determined 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 actually matter. Offering an insider’s advice on how to produce the perfect application, this guide gives straight answers to questions such as:
• What sort of essay Will have to I write to set me except the remainder of the pack?
• Will have to I give an explanation for 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 turn out to be the new bible for would-be law students far and wide.