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The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions: Straight Advice on Essays, Résumés, Interviews, and More

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As dean of admissions at the University of Chicago Law School, Anna Ivey decided 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 L ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published April 4th 2005 by Mariner Books
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Abby
Sep 14, 2015 Abby rated it liked it
While some aspects of this book are outdated given the current state of law school admissions, many sections are still quite useful. The personal statement, resume and addendum sections in particular are very helpful. Be sure to take her dictatorial tone with a grain of salt though; hers is not the only advice on law school admissions and some of what she says conflicts with what I've read from current law school admissions deans. While this is a good resource, be sure to think deeply about the ...more
Anna
Jun 26, 2008 Anna rated it it was amazing
A MUST-read if you're thinking about going to law school. I first read Susan Estrich's "How to get into Law School" and it was great! Then I read this book and it is much more comprehensive and goes into more detail. It is a wealth of information! I recommend both books.
Audri
May 12, 2015 Audri rated it really liked it
Short, sweet, and to the point. Unlike some books that tell you what you should do, she provides detailed examples of what to do and how to do it.
Sra
Aug 28, 2008 Sra rated it really liked it
This is the most useful publication I have read relating to the law school admissions process. Written by a former Dean of Admissions, this book provides honest advice from an insider. I found the sections on Letters of Recommendation, Personal Essays, and Resumes invaluable.

If you only choose one book to help you through the law school admissions process, I recommend reading this one.
Shanae
Jan 08, 2011 Shanae rated it it was amazing
Another law school how to guide jam packed with information that's useful to any and everyone applying for law school. I found this one very detailed and tailored to current (or soon to be current) law school applicants. Pick this one up! Read it. Take notes in it. Inhale the rhetoric. You'll need this one.
Desiree
Sep 25, 2012 Desiree rated it it was amazing
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This was a detailed guide to how the law school admissions process works. Ivey does an excellent job of systematically expounding on each piece of the application components. By the time she was done it sounded like a true inside view of the process.
Dennis Maloney
Mar 29, 2014 Dennis Maloney rated it really liked it
Good start for those interested in applying to law school; however, books covering specific topics like personal statements and resumes are necessary. Overall, she provides honest general advice about the process.
Ray Shan
Jan 30, 2011 Ray Shan rated it it was amazing
Best law-school admission book there is. Very detailed. Great advice for top schools.
Marshaferz
May 31, 2010 Marshaferz rated it it was amazing
A dear friend and former colleague. This is an excellent guide to the law school process.
Leah Petersen
Jan 17, 2010 Leah Petersen rated it really liked it
A helpful read for anyone looking to pursue law school. Candid and truthful.
Diana
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this book has successfully convinced me that I will not get into law school.
Rachel
Jun 26, 2007 Rachel rated it it was amazing
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If you are applying to law school, read this book.
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very helpful, no-nonsense book
Tony
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useful. very useful.
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